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Bruges: paradise just got better

Bruges: paradise just got better

Bruges -- Brugge in Flemish -- has long been a beer lovers' treat. But now it has a new Beer Musuem while the main museum, the Historium, has an elegant beer cafe sponsored by Duvel Moortgat (pictured). Brugs Beertje remains one of the world's great beer bars but now there's added delight from Rose Red while Timmermans has opened a beer shop in the city and plans a new brewery to produce the renowned Bourgogne des Flandres ale

Added: Monday, January 19th 2015

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DBA: gone for a Burton

DBA: gone for a Burton

Unloved and unwanted by Carlsberg, the British subsidiary of the Danish brewer has killed Draught Burton Ale. It was a beer that played a pivotal role in the "real ale revolution" in the 1970s and 80s but lost its way in the game of musical chairs played by giant brewers

Added: Tuesday, January 6th 2015

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Beer Lovers bring back famous Bass stout

Beer Lovers bring back famous Bass stout

Three drinkers in Derby -- John Arguile, Dave Evans and Les Baynton -- have pooled their resources to launch Beer Lovers and plan to recreate old beer styles. They have got off to a flying start with Bass P2 Imperial Stout, produced by former Bass brewer Steve Wellington. Two casks of the beer were drained dry in Derby pubs and now the Beer Lovers are planning their next revival. Derby Telegraph photo shows John Arguile (left) with Steve Wellington and (centre) Ralf Edge, publican at the Alexandra, Derby

Added: Saturday, January 3rd 2015

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Great beers that left their mark in 2014

Great beers that left their mark in 2014

Beers ranging from classic English bitter to revivalist IPAs, ancient Audit Ales, ale aged in Scottish whisky casks, strong milds and stouts and a London interpretation of Berliner Weisse stand out from the crowd. But top mark goes to Chiltern Brewery's Flanders Pale Ale, a British-Belgian beer that commemorated the links between the two countries forged during World War One. The beer was brewed by Tom Jenkinson (left) and Dave McGovern (right) with a little help -- and hindrance -- from the writer

Added: Wednesday, December 31st 2014

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American home-brewers honour Obama

American home-brewers honour Obama

Barack Obama has been awarded life membership of the American Homebrewers Association for brewing beer in the White House -- the first American president to make beer in Washington's seat of power. The AHA says the president has done much to elevate the importance of home-brewing in America's customs and traditions. The home-brewers' body has also honoured Chef Sam Kass at the White House who developed recipes for Honey Ale and Honey Porter

Added: Wednesday, December 17th 2014

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Beer range honours great explorer

Beer range honours great explorer

Six beers have been launched by The Shackleton company in Norfolk to commemorate the life and work of the great Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. The beers are named after ships and shelters from Shackleton's expeditions in the Edwardian period

Added: Sunday, December 14th 2014

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Island monks restore abbey ale habit

Island monks restore abbey ale habit

Quarr Abbey on the Isle of Wight was destroyed in the 16th century by Henry VIII. But a new monastery was built in the 20th century and now the monks have teamed up with Goddards Brewery on the island to brew Quarr Abbey Ale which uses herbs and spices grown by the monks

Added: Friday, December 12th 2014

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American craft beer goes on booming

American craft beer goes on booming

There are now more than 3,000 breweries in the United States and 1.5 new breweries are opening every day, according to year-end figures from the Brewers Association. Craft beer is recording record sales and beer is reaching out to women drinkers and Hispanics

Added: Thursday, December 11th 2014

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It's a Hoppy Christmas at Hogs Back

It's a Hoppy Christmas at Hogs Back

Hogs Back Brewery in Surrey is growing its own hops for use in such leading beers as TEA and Hogstar lager. Braving the cold, staff from the brewery, led by owner Rupert Thompson, planted a further 1,200 new plants, including Fuggles and White Bine, with Cascade, a hop from the United States. Hogs Back plans a "green hop" beer next autumn, using hop straight from the harvest

Added: Saturday, December 6th 2014

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Writers honoured in top beer awards

Writers honoured in top beer awards

Jessica Boak and Ray Bailey won the prestigious Michael Jackson Beer Writer of the Year Award for their book Beer Britannia at the annual awards dinner on 4 December hosted by the British Guild of Beer Writers. Other awards went to Tim Webb, Mark Dredge, Nigel Huddlestone and Alastair Gilmour, with Pip Sprake picking up the new award for Young Beer Writer of the Year.

Added: Friday, December 5th 2014

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