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Risen from the grave: beers Watney killed are restored to their Northampton home

Risen from the grave: beers Watney killed are restored to their Northampton home

Northampton had two famous neighbouring breweries, Phipps and NBC. Both were destroyed by the large London brewer Watney that killed their ales in preference to keg Red Barrel. The breweries were knocked down to make way for a Carlsberg lager factory. But now the Phipps and NBC beers have risen from the grave and are being brewed again just yards from their original site

Added: Monday, December 15th 2014

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Breweries on the move: West Berks plans new site; Jarrow seeks funds to expand

Breweries on the move: West Berks plans new site; Jarrow seeks funds to expand

West Berkshire Brewery, chaired by David Bruce, will raise £4 million to help fund a move to a new brewery in the Thames Valley to keep pace with demand for its beers. Jarrow Brewery -- "the biggest small brewery in the North-east" -- will launch a share issue to expand capacity and to export to the U.S. Pictured: David Bruce (left) with brewer Will Twomey and West Berks founders Helen and Dave Maggs

Added: Monday, December 1st 2014

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Bruce's brewery unveils new beer image

Bruce's brewery unveils new beer image

West Berkshire Brewery, chaired by David Bruce of Firkin pub fame, has unveiled a new look for its cask and bottled beers with eye-catching images that will reach out to a wider audience both at home and in export markets

Added: Wednesday, November 26th 2014

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Timmermans and the magical mystery tour that creates the ancient style of lambic beer

Timmermans and the magical mystery tour that creates the ancient style of lambic beer

Timmermans is the oldest brewer of lambic and gueuze beer in Belgium dating from 1702 when it started life on a farm. It has restored its reputation after making fruit 'alcopops' and has produces true gueuze and cherry lambic beers under the guidance of revered brewer Willem Van Herreweghen. Pictured: brewer Thomas Vandelanotte taps an oak cask of lambic

Added: Sunday, November 9th 2014

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Round-up: Lacons scoops top beer prize; Bateman's spices up its awards; Acorn is cock of the walk with Barnsley Bitter

Round-up: Lacons scoops top beer prize; Bateman's spices up its awards; Acorn is cock of the walk with Barnsley Bitter

Lacons Brewery, brought back from the dead in 2013, has won a prestigious Gold Award in the SIBA East Anglia competition. Batemans of Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, has scooped a top prize for its Black Pepper Ale in the World Beer Awards. Acorn Brewery just goes on winning prizes for its Barnsley Bitter. Pictured: Lacon's Mick Carver with William Lacon of the brewing family

Added: Tuesday, October 7th 2014

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Hop harvest on banks of the Thames

Hop harvest on banks of the Thames

For the first time in more than 100 years, hops have been grown and harvested in London. Meantime Brewery, based in Greenwich, planted Fuggles on the banks of the river behind the O2 Arena. They were picked by volunteers and will be used in a new bottled beer later this year

Added: Friday, October 3rd 2014

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Priest blesses Christmas beer in Lewes

Priest blesses Christmas beer in Lewes

Father Toby Sims, a priest in the Russian Orthodox Church, blessed the Christmas Ale at Harvey's Brewery in Lewes, East Sussex on 4 September. Father Sims is studying to become a commercial brewer and hopes to follow in the footsteps of the famous Belgian Trappist monks

Added: Friday, September 5th 2014

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Suffolk brewer in 'wild hop' request

Suffolk brewer in 'wild hop' request

Suffolk brewer Adnams is urging beer lovers to look out for wild hops or hops grown in gardens that can be used in a special Wild Hop beer. Head brewer Fergus Fitzgerald (pictured) will blend the wild hops with cultivated ones for the brew

Added: Monday, September 1st 2014

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Al Murray in boost for Marston's and beer

Al Murray in boost for Marston's and beer

Al Murray, the Pub Landlord, will host a short series of programmes on Channel 5 featuring Burton brewer Marston's, famous for its Pedigree pale ale and Union system of fermentatilon

Added: Tuesday, August 26th 2014

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Unlocking the gates to Traquair historic ale

Unlocking the gates to Traquair historic ale

The brewery at Traquair House in the Scottish Borders dates from the 18th century and was restored by the 20th Laird Peter Maxwell Stuart in 1965. The house and brewery are now run by his daughter Catherine and both House Ale and Jacobite Ale are exported to many countries, including the United States and Italy. The house dates from the 12th century, Mary Queen of Scots had sanctuary there and Bonnie Prince Charlie visited during his campaign to win back the throne

Added: Tuesday, August 5th 2014

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