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Nunny: time to stop knocking cask ale

Nunny: time to stop knocking cask ale

Paul Nunny of Cask Marque says it's time drinkers stopped knocking cask beer and spoke up about its values and success. He adds that both price and quality need to be addressed and points out that while cask beer is usually the cheapest beer on the bar it's a premium product.

Added: Thursday, January 26th 2017

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Come to Milan: City of Beer!

Come to Milan: City of Beer!

The second Milano Beer Week will be held in the Italian city from 21-27 September, Maurizio Maestrelli reports. It will showcase beers from the hundreds of craft breweries operating in Italy as well as beers from Britain, the United States and many European countries. It will prove that beer is now firmly rooted in Italy's quest for good food and drink

Added: Sunday, August 23rd 2015

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Liverpool ladies say 'Cheers' to beer

Liverpool ladies say 'Cheers' to beer

Julie O'Grady and a group of like-minded women beer lovers on Merseyside have got together to promote their favourite tipple and encourage more women to sample the vast array of different aromas and flavours offered by modern beer and prove that it's not just a drink for men with beards

Added: Saturday, March 28th 2015

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Time to make British hops hip

Time to make British hops hip

Beer Sommelier Jane Peyton says it's time to bang the drum for British hops and to wax lyrical about the need to have balanced beers in which malt and hops are in harmony. She has no problem with the big citrus character of New World hops but says drinkers must be encouraged to enjoy the more subtle yet distinctive character of home-grown varieties

Added: Monday, October 13th 2014

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Stop the squabbles - we need a united front to champion all good beer

Stop the squabbles - we need a united front to champion all good beer

Beer sommelier Jane Peyton of the School of Booze says it's a great time for drinking beer -- but there's a schism in the ranks as real ale and craft keg drinkers bandy insults. She argues that all lovers of good beer should join forces

Added: Monday, August 18th 2014

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Seeking clarity on cloudy beer

Seeking clarity on cloudy beer

Justin Hawke of Moor Beer argues that adding finings and other clearing agents strip beer of flavour and character. His beers are naturally hazy, find favour in pubs and win beer festivals prizes.

Added: Saturday, November 16th 2013

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Kiwi's new hop takes a whack or two

Kiwi's new hop takes a whack or two

Marston's brewer Simon Yates hails the complex lemon and lime aromas and flavours of the Wakatu hop from New Zealand that he's using in the latest of his Single Hop beers, available in September and October

Added: Saturday, August 24th 2013

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Take me to a pub with a dart board and spare me 'virtual reality' gizmos

Take me to a pub with a dart board and spare me 'virtual reality' gizmos

Brewer and pub owner Stuart Bateman on why he likes real pubs, real people and real games -- and tells the powers-that-be to look on the traditional pub as the solution, not the problem

Added: Saturday, March 2nd 2013

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Who needs royalties? We do it for love....

Who needs royalties? We do it for love....

Guest Beer Writer Simon Jenkins reaches for a soothing pint when his publisher goes out of business

Added: Tuesday, January 15th 2013