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Tottenham hails Beavertown ales

Tottenham hails Beavertown ales

In just five short years, Logan Plant has moved from his kitchen to a 40,000 barrel-a-year plant in Tottenham, North London -- and he's already planning to expand. Logan comes from the Black Country where his father, Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin fame, introduced him to the delights of Batham's and Holden's ales. Now he's entranced with West Coast pale ales from the U.S. and brews a range of IPAs, including the outstanding Bloody Ell

Added: Sunday, September 4th 2016

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Cornish brewer swoops to buy Bath Ales

Cornish brewer swoops to buy Bath Ales

Cornish brewer St Austell has bought Bath Ales for an undisclosed sum and has pledged to keep all the Bath beers -- including Gem and Barnsey -- in production. The deal was celebrated on 1 July by James Staughton on St Austell (left) and Roger Jones of Bath Ales

Added: Friday, July 1st 2016

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Demand drives expansion at Hawkshead

Demand drives expansion at Hawkshead

Hawkshead Brewery in the Lake District, founded by Alex Brodie, has completed a £175,000 expansion programme to boost production to keep pace with the demand for such iconic Cumbrian beers as Lakeland Gold, Windermere Pale, Brodie's Pride and NZPA. Profits have doubled in the past two years and the brewery's success will be celebrated at its 10th anniversary beer festival in July

Added: Monday, May 16th 2016

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Historic Flemish beer restored to Bruges

Historic Flemish beer restored to Bruges

Bourgogne des Flandres -- Flemish Burgundy -- is a blend of strong brown ale and lambic beer that was brewed in Bruges until the 1950s. Now Anthony Martin, grandson of the founder of the John Martins group that owns Timmermans, Belgium's oldest lambic brewer, has restored the beer to its city of origin with a new brewery that uses open fermenters in the Flemish farmhouse style

Added: Saturday, April 30th 2016

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I&G heads for Perth in Inveralmond deal

I&G heads for Perth in Inveralmond deal

Innis & Gunn, pacesetter in the oak-aged beer sector in Scotland, has bought Inveralmond Brewery in Perth as a result of a £3.1 million crowdfunding scheme. The takeover means I&G's founder Dougal Sharp (pictured) can develop an existing site rather than building a new brewery.

Added: Thursday, April 7th 2016

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Thornbridge in £2 million expansion drive

Thornbridge in £2 million expansion drive

Thornbridge, one of Britain's most successful small independent breweries -- famous for its Jaipur IPA -- has announced a £2 million investment plan to enable it to increase production and add a new bottling line. The new plant should be up and running by late summer at its plant in Bakewell in Derbyshire. Pictured are chief finance officer Simon Walkden (left) and head brewer Rob Lovatt

Added: Wednesday, April 6th 2016

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Bruce's brewery is heading for the big time

Bruce's brewery is heading for the big time

David Bruce, famous for his Firkin brewpubs and now chairman of West Berkshire Brewery, has launched a crowdfunding initiative to raise £1.5 miilion to build a new brewery in the Thames Valley. Bruce, seen standing left with his brewery and sales team, plans a new brewery with 10 times the capacity of the existing plant. He has added Renegade craft beers to the existing cask ales

Added: Thursday, March 31st 2016

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Drink Stewart's beer -- or make your own

Drink Stewart's beer -- or make your own

Stewart Brewing at Loanhead near Edinburgh moved to a new site to keep up with demand for its beers -- 65% in cask form -- but is now installing new vessels as sales are growing 20% a year. As well as its own range, including Gold, 80 Shilling and IPA, its micro plant (pictured) is used by students at Heriot-Watt University and members of the public to fashion their own brews

Added: Monday, March 21st 2016

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Hartlepool family brewer forges ahead

Hartlepool family brewer forges ahead

Cameron's brewery in Hartlepool is bucking the trend. While other family brewers are struggling, the North-east company is building for the future with a traditional tied-house system based on its acquisition of the specialist Head of Steam pub chain. It plans to grow both the pubs and its beer range. Left, the handsome 1970s marble brew house

Added: Monday, February 22nd 2016

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Brewery brings back pride to Norfolk beer

Brewery brings back pride to Norfolk beer

Woodforde's Brewery in Norfolk has grown impressively to regional status and has won many awards for such brands as Wherry and Headcracker. It was in the forefront of bringing brewing back to the county following brewery closures at the hands of Watneys and Whitbread. Woodforde's has a new head brewer, Belinda Jennings, whio is busily developing new beers

Added: Tuesday, February 16th 2016

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