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Craft beer bonanza back in London

Craft beer bonanza back in London

Craft Beer Rising returns to London for the fifth year running with 170 breweries lining up to present their brews to the crowds. Goose Island will feature a virtual reality tour of its hop farm and brewery in the U.S. while Fuller's will unveil a Black IPA and Sierra Nevada from California will have a bar dedicated to its beers.

Added: Friday, February 17th 2017

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Hops to get boost at major beer fest

Hops to get boost at major beer fest

Shepherd Neame, Britain's oldest brewer, based in the heart of the Kent hop fields, will unveil a special video dedicated to hops during Craft Beer Rising in London on 23-26 February. The video will feature Tony Redsell, the famous Kent hop farmer, and is shot at Parsonage Farm near Faversham

Added: Thursday, February 16th 2017

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British beer writers honour Daisy Claeys

British beer writers honour Daisy Claeys

Daisy Claeys, who ran the legendary Brugs Beertje bar in Bruges for more than 30 years, was honoured on 3 February by members of the British Guild of Beer Writers who presented her with an engaved tankard that thanked her for inspiring "a generation of British beer writers". Roger Protz handed the tankard to Daisy at the Siphon in Damme at the Smaak Down beer tasting organised by Breandan Kearney, seen in Matthew Curtis's photo

Added: Monday, February 6th 2017

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Unesco: take a look at Britain's heritage

Unesco: take a look at Britain's heritage

Unesco has declared that Belgian beer is a 'treasure of humanity'. Quite right -- but perhaps the organisation would care to take a look at the history and traditions of British beer. Porter and stout in the 18th century and IPA a century later transformed brewing on a world scale. Pictured: a White Shield delivery van at the National Brewery Centre in Burton, a powerful link to Victorian brewing

Added: Wednesday, January 25th 2017

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Top Greene King beers go gluten free

Top Greene King beers go gluten free

Leading independent brewer Greene King will launch two of its top beers -- IPA and Old Speckled Hen -- in gluten free form in early February. The launch is in response to research that shows 32% of British people eat and drink "free from" products while 2% of the population has a gluten allergy and 1% are coeliac

Added: Monday, January 23rd 2017

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Brown's cask attack is wide of the mark

Brown's cask attack is wide of the mark

Leading beer writer Pete Brown, writing in the Morning Advertiser, says "it's time to say no to cask". He cites too many pubs serving cask beer in poor condition -- but is this a true picture of the state of beer in pubs with Cask Marque judging beer quality?

Added: Monday, January 16th 2017

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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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