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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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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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