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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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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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