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Rich in history but Sint Bernard looks to the future for world sales of abbey beer

Rich in history but Sint Bernard looks to the future for world sales of abbey beer

The brewery that produces the revered Sint Bernardus beer in Watou, Belgium, has its roots in the rich history of monastic brewing in Flanders. But, having lost its links to the Sint Sixtus monastery, it is installing a new brewhouse to keep pace with the world-wide demand for its abbey ales

Added: Monday, July 28th 2014

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Ramparts brewery salutes Ypres WWI history and the role of British Tommies

Ramparts brewery salutes Ypres WWI history and the role of British Tommies

Julie Depypere and Maarten Ghequire, from proud brewing backgrounds, have combined forces to launch De Kazematten, a new brewery built into the city ramparts in Ypres/Ieper in Belgium. The first beer, Wipers Time,s commemorates the newsaper produced by British troops during the war, using an old printing press found in the caves

Added: Saturday, July 19th 2014

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No bull: Bradford to get a new brewery

No bull: Bradford to get a new brewery

Bradford is to get its first new brewery since Hammonds closed in the 1950s.. The 10-barrel plant, due to open by the end of the year, is the brainchild of Matthew Halliday, who ran a charity in London and was impressed by the spread of craft brewing in the capital. The new Bradford Brewery is part-funded by the city council and will have an onsite pub where drinkers can watch their beer being brewed. Left, an architect's impression of the brewery

Added: Monday, July 14th 2014

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Wood you believe it: Yorkshire brewery seeks a young cooper to meet ale demand

Wood you believe it: Yorkshire brewery seeks a young cooper to meet ale demand

Yorkshire family brewer Theakstons is searching for an apprentice cooper to join Jonathan Manby in building wooden casks. Theakston's is the only remaining family brewery in the country that still employs a full-time cooper and it needs an extra pair of hands to keep pace with the demand for its cask beers served from the wood

Added: Wednesday, June 25th 2014

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Beer booms in Baltic but stout hard to find

Beer booms in Baltic but stout hard to find

The Cesu Alus brewery in Latvia dates from the 1590s and has produced beers by spontaneous fermentation, ale techniques and the lager method. The brewery is now part of the Finnish Olvi group, which has invested heavily to boost production. The lager beers are well made and properly matured but Baltic stouts and porters are hard to find these days

Added: Monday, June 23rd 2014

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Highgate: end of Dark Mild era in Walsall

Highgate: end of Dark Mild era in Walsall

The Highgate Brewery in Walsall was famous for brewing only dark beers -- Mild and Old. At its peak, it brewed 100,00 barrels a year.But sold by Bass in 1995, it struggled to survive and was eventually bought by property developers who will turn the Grade-II listed site into flats

Added: Tuesday, June 17th 2014

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Surrey digs deep to restore hop tradition

Surrey digs deep to restore hop tradition

Hogs Back Brewery is planting its own hops -- and has restored the Farnham White Bine variety that disappeared decades ago and was the predecessor of the famous Kent Golding. Brewery chairman Rupert Thompson (in panama hat) is seen with a group of volunteers who helped plant the first bines

Added: Friday, May 30th 2014

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Beer is back in Graham Greene birthplace

Beer is back in Graham Greene birthplace

Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire -- famous as the birthplace of Graham Greene -- lost its last brewery 100 years ago. But now seven enthusiasts, including brewer Scott Carter (pictured), have brought brewing back to the town in smart premises alongside the Grand Union Canal

Added: Tuesday, May 13th 2014

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Cornish cherry beer is up the Kriek

Cornish cherry beer is up the Kriek

St Austell brewery has launched a Belgian-style sour fruit beer made with the addition of cherries. The fruit was picked last summer at an orchard in the Tamar Valley and was then crushed by foot, including the feet of head brewer Roger Ryman.

Added: Saturday, May 10th 2014

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Golden Ale: beer style that's a golden oldie

Golden Ale: beer style that's a golden oldie

Golden Ale is thought of as a relatively new addition to the portfolio of beer styles. But when Shepherd Neame was digging into 19th century recipe books it discovered that a golden Brilliant Ale was brewed before IPA and became a brewery best seller. Pictured are the three beers in Shep's Classic Collection of recreated beers from Victorian times

Added: Friday, May 2nd 2014

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