Belgian beer is no longer living in the past. Plans are under way to convert the Bourse -- the Stock Exchange -- in Brussels into the Belgian Beer Palace that will offer visitors interactive displays about the country's vast range of beer. And nearby the Brussels Beer Project says "leave the abbey" and is brewing new styles in collaboration with brewers in other European countries: including Anspach & Hobday (pictured) from London
Added: Thursday, December 1st 2016
Oddbins No 8, the latest in the group's house beers, has a Belgian touch, brewed with a yeast strain that originated in the Trappist Orval monastery. Oak Smoked Blonde is brewed by Anspach & Hobday in Bermondsey, London, and uses smoked wheat along with barley malt.
Added: Tuesday, November 22nd 2016
Beer aficionados will have the opportunity to taste a special IPA at UBREW on 24 November, the result of a collaboration between the community brewer and Roger Protz. The beer is based on Bass recipes from the 19th century and is a new version of an IPA launched at the White Horse, Parson's Green, in 1993 that helped kick-start the IPA revival. Pictured are Protz (left) and brewer Stu Sewell
Added: Monday, November 14th 2016
National brewer Marston's is spending £1 million on rebranding some of its key brands. It says it needs to reach out to new and younger drinkers but will such curious names as Saddle Tank and Pearl Jet achieve the aim? And why is iconic Pedigree pale ale now called amber ale?
Added: Wednesday, November 2nd 2016
Community brewery UBREW in south London, where home-brewers can design and make their own beers, is now launching its own range of commercial beer with a five-barrel kit. UBREW opened with crowd funding backing in 2015, the brainchild of keen home-brewers Matt Denham and Wilf Horsfall. Their first beers are in bottle format but may be followed by cans and draught.
Added: Thursday, October 27th 2016
National brewer Marston's has invested in Hayle Farm in Kent to expand production of Sovereign hops. Hops have been grown at the farm for some 400 years and land used to graze sheep has been cleared to grow 30 rows of new hops. Sovereign is used in a number of Marston's beers as a bittering hop and will also be used for trial brews
Added: Monday, October 24th 2016
Audit Ale was once consumed in vast quantities at college feasts in Oxford and Cambridge to mark the annual settlement of rents from college land and farms. The style has been revived by Lacons and Westerham breweries and now Titanic and White Horse breweries have collaborated to brew a version of Audit ale that will be aged until next April
Added: Tuesday, October 18th 2016
Pictured are BrewDog founders James Watt and Martin Dickie, both now known as Elvis. They changed their first names when the Elvis Presley Estate in the U.S. threatened legal action when BrewDog launched a beer called Elvis Juice, an IPA infused with oranges and grapefruit. BrewDog is building a brewery in the U.S. and the two new Elvises are keen to make their mark there with Elvis Juice.
Added: Friday, October 7th 2016
Nicholsons 80 pubs are staging Beer Showcase until mid-October, with 139 beers from many cask and craft breweries throughout the country offering their beers. They will be backed by a number of celebrities, including Tony Hadley and Al Murray, the Pub Landlord, while brewers will give talks about the brewing process
Added: Friday, September 23rd 2016