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Yorkshire brewery in boost for vegan beer

Yorkshire brewery in boost for vegan beer

Little Valley Brewery in Yorkshire has worked with the Vegan Society to draw up a list of vegan-friendly beers to help celebrate Veganuary or Vegan January. The beers avoid animal or dairy ingredients as well as isinglass finings made from fish bladders

Added: Friday, December 30th 2016

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Co-Op to add 50 craft beers to its stores

Co-Op to add 50 craft beers to its stores

The Co-Op group is adding 50 craft beers from local suppliers to its convenience stores across the country as part of its campaign to support and boost small producers of food and drink. Pictured: Rich Anstell of Glamorgan Brewery, one of the chosen suppliers

Added: Friday, December 30th 2016

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Peter Pan flies high with magic pale ale

Peter Pan flies high with magic pale ale

The National Theatre's production of Peter Pan for the holiday period will be boosted by a special beer, Tink's Tiny Batch, that will be available in The Understudy pub on the South Bank and the theatre's bars and restaurants. The beer is brewed by Hammerton's in Islington and is based on its N1 American-style pale ale with the addition of Citra hops.

Added: Tuesday, December 20th 2016

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Why Inspector Maigret drinks beer

Why Inspector Maigret drinks beer

Maigret returns to TV on Christmas day and two more films are planned with Rowan Atkinson playing the famous French detective. Penguin Books is relaunching the whole Maigret series of novels and his creator Georges Simenon, in an interview with the Toronto Star in 1953, explained why a Parisian policeman preferred beer to wine

Added: Monday, December 19th 2016

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CAMRA calls for new direction on beer

CAMRA calls for new direction on beer

After many months of consulting its 183,000 members, CAMRA's revitalisation team has recommended a softening of the campaign's attitude to modern "craft keg" beers, which should be made available at beer festivals. The proposals, which will be discussed at annual meetings in 2017 and 2018, also call for greater support for tradtional cider and places community pubs at the heart of the campaign's work.

Added: Thursday, December 15th 2016

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US craft breweries pass 5,000 mark

US craft breweries pass 5,000 mark

There are now more than 5,000 craft breweries in the United States and their sales go on booming -- up 8% over the past year. IPA now accounts for 25% of craft beer sales -- but golden ales, Pilsners and pale lagers were up 33%. Exports are worth $116m. This growth is against a background of the rise of AB InBev, the world's global brewer, which is two and half times the size of the total US beer market.

Added: Tuesday, December 6th 2016

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Belgian beer looks to the future

Belgian beer looks to the future

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

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New Oddbins beer has Belgian influence

New Oddbins beer has Belgian influence

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

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Taste the IPA that launched the revival

Taste the IPA that launched the revival

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

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Marston's: a curious rebranding

Marston's: a curious rebranding

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

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