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1m euro expansion by Irish craft brewer

1m euro expansion by Irish craft brewer

Carlow Brewing, Ireland's leading craft brewery, is investing more than 1 million euro in an expansion plan that will create 12 new jobs, including the brewing side. The brewery produces stout, wheat beer, ale and lager. Founder Seamus O'Hara (pictured) says there is both increasing demand and space for growth in the Irish beer market and in exports

Added: Friday, April 24th 2015

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Bradford brewery in bitter political row

Bradford brewery in bitter political row

A tweet from Bradford brewery founder Matthew Halliday has enraged George Galloway, the Respect parliamentary candidate (pictured), and sparked a rush for the new brewery's beers and support on Twitter from around the world. On the positive side, this is the first new brewery in Bradford since the 1950s and, thanks to the political storm, sold six casks of ale in its tap room over Easter

Added: Tuesday, April 7th 2015

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Thwaites deal favours Marston's

Thwaites deal favours Marston's

The £25 million Marston's has been for the brewing side of Thwaites of Blackburn will reap the Burton giant a rich reward as it can flood Thwaites' tied and free accounts with its own beers. Thwaites says it still plans to build anew brewery -- but what would it produce there as it has signed a 10-year production deal with Marstons? It's more likely that Thwaites is destined to become just a pub company but will keep control of the Crafty Dan micro plant

Added: Friday, April 3rd 2015

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Marston's £25 million grab for Thwaites

Marston's £25 million grab for Thwaites

National brewing giant Marston's has paid £25.1 million for the brewing division of Daniel Thwaites of Blackburn, a family-owned brewery dating from the 19th century. The deal will give Marston's control of two leading ale brands, Wainwright's and Lancaster Bomber

Added: Tuesday, March 31st 2015

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Beer is booming in Birkenhead

Beer is booming in Birkenhead

Peerless Brewing on the Wirral has grown from 12 to 30 barrels in five years and its new plant is energy-efficient, saving on electricity, oil and steam. The brewery has won a clutch of medals from the Society of Independent Brewers and offers a beer range that covers pale, gold and black and a strong stout that's a Riot to drink.

Added: Monday, March 2nd 2015

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Boost for Truman's with major investment

Boost for Truman's with major investment

Truman's, the revived East London brewery, is planning a major expansion at its Hackney Wick site with a half-million pounds investment. The brewery opened in 2013, restoring the name of the famous Whitechapel brewery that closed during the period of mergia mania at the end of the 20th century. The expanded site will be able to produce keg beers as well as cask. Pictured: the cask store at Hackney Wick

Added: Thursday, February 19th 2015

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Scots brewers unite to boost their beer

Scots brewers unite to boost their beer

In a bid to further sales and interests of Scottish beer, eight independent brewers have joined forces to form The Brewers' Association of Scotland. They hope to draw in other craft breweries to expand sales nationally and globally. Representatives of the eight breweries met in the Scottish Parliament, with TBAS chairman Dougal Sharp of Innis & Gunn pictured third from the right. And Caledonian Brewery has revamped its 80 Shillng ale and renamed it Edinburgh Castle 80/-

Added: Wednesday, February 4th 2015

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Why American Bud is taking the pith

Why American Bud is taking the pith

A commercial for American Budweiser is a frontal attack on craft beer and geeky drinkers who 'dissect' fruit beers. The suggestion is that real men drink Bud without sniffing aromas. But Anheuser-Busch has bought or has major stakes in several American craft breweries that offer rich aromas of coffee, chocolate and...pumpkin -- such as Redhook's Pumpkin Porter

Added: Tuesday, February 3rd 2015

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Brewing is bouncing back in Bruges

Brewing is bouncing back in Bruges

Bruges had 20 breweries in the 20th century but most were taken over and closed by a giant lager group. But the brewing tradition is being restored. Halve Maan reopened in 2005 and has a smart new brewhouse while both Bourgogne des Flandres and Bryggja will start brewing this year

Added: Friday, January 30th 2015

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It's time for tea at Manchester's Marble

It's time for tea at Manchester's Marble

Marble Brewery is a stalwart of the Manchester brewing scene and among its large range of beers Earl Grey IPA, made with the addition of bergamot, is a major talking point in the region. Pictured are Matthew Howgate (far left) and his team at the brewery. The beers are widely available and can be supped in splendour in the Marble Arch pub just yards from the brewery

Added: Monday, January 26th 2015

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