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Wine guru says beer can be best with food

Wine guru says beer can be best with food

Wine expert and Champagne guru Christian Holthausen says beer is more complex than wine due to the use of a wide range of ingredients and can be a better companion at the dining table

Added: Friday, July 25th 2014

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Students brew classic IPA with UK hops

Students brew classic IPA with UK hops

Stuidents at Heriot-Watt University's School of Brewing have devised a classic India Pale Ale using all English hops. The beer has been brewed at Stewart's Brewing at Loanhead, which specialises in classic traditional beers. Pictured are students (left to right) Amaey Mundkur, Doug Rowe, Jonathan Hammond, Ben Thompson and Craig Thomas

Added: Monday, July 7th 2014

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Medieval beer marks Magna Carta signing

Medieval beer marks Magna Carta signing

Home brewers and a commercial brewery have combined forces to create a special Magna Carta Ale that will help celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the "Great Charter" in 2015. London Amateur Brewers were offered the chance to create medieval recipes by Windsor & Eton Brewery and the chosen beer was created by osteopath Man Birdi, pictured with his daughter Jani at the brewery with the four founding members.

Added: Thursday, July 3rd 2014

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Beer finds favour in top restaurants

Beer finds favour in top restaurants

Beer from a new brewery in Hertfordshire has become a cult drink in the restaurants run by Andrei Lussmann. 3 Brewers' Classic English Ale is so popular with diners that Andrei and his head chef Richard Cramer are planning beer-and-food matching menus. Pictured: Mark Fanner, left, of 3 Brewers, with Andrei Lussmann, and Richard Bull who supplies the restaurants with apple juice from local orchards

Added: Friday, June 27th 2014

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Cyclops casts beady eye on lager & keg

Cyclops casts beady eye on lager & keg

Cyclops, the brewing industry's model for beer tasting, was launched to increase the appreciation of cask ale. But now the system has been redesigned to encompass lager and modern 'craft keg' as well

Added: Tuesday, June 24th 2014

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Big brewer says bottle sales set to soar

Big brewer says bottle sales set to soar

Marston's, one of Britain's leading brewing groups, says sales of Premium Bottled Ales are growing at such a pace that the sector will be worth £1 billion a year by 2010. Innovation in the sector appeals to drinkers, according to Marston's, with gold and blond beers attracting most attention. But the main driver is Hobgoblin, which grew sales by 20% over the past 12 months

Added: Sunday, June 22nd 2014

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Craft beers head for Booths summer fest

Craft beers head for Booths summer fest

North-west supermarket group Booths has commissioned special beers from craft brewers in the region for an in-store festival of beer and cider this summer. Customers will be able to try samples of the beers before buying. The range includes a black IPA and a lemongrass beer. Pictured: checking casks at Hawkshead Brewery

Added: Thursday, June 19th 2014

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Best beers in the U.S. are unveiled

Best beers in the U.S. are unveiled

American home-brewers have voted in their annual poll Pliny the Elder from Russian River Brewing the best beer in the United States. The poll is conducted by Zymurgy magazine and it's the sixth year running that Russian River has walked off with the top prize

Added: Wednesday, June 18th 2014

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MPs praise Norwich stars of City of Ale

MPs praise Norwich stars of City of Ale

Organisers of Norwich City of Ale -- the annual event that unites drinkers, pubs and breweries -- met members of the Parliamentary Beer Group on 9 June to share their experiences and suggest that other British cities could follow Norwich's lead. Organisers Dawn Leeder and Phil Cutter are seen with Andrew Griffiths MP, chair of the Beer Group

Added: Tuesday, June 10th 2014

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Top chefs launch own beer to match food

Top chefs launch own beer to match food

Two of Yorkshire's top pub chefs, James Mackenzie (left) of the Pipe & Glass and Andrew Pern of the Star, have pooled their love of beer and food to launch a honey beer specially designed to match their dishes. And in Acton in London an old coaching inn has had a brewery installed where the beers are used as companions for food

Added: Saturday, June 7th 2014

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