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Early love of pubs and ale set Sophie on course to become a top beer writer and taster

Early love of pubs and ale set Sophie on course to become a top beer writer and taster

Sophie Atherton is the first ever woman beer sommelier and in July she was given the prestigious award of Beer Sommelier of the Year by the Parliamentary Beer Club. Now she plans to raise the appreciation of beer and stop it being seen as wine's poor relation. She's pictured at the Great British Beer Festival

Added: Tuesday, August 20th 2013

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Globe-trotting Garrett takes Brooklyn to Stockholm to give Swedes some fine beer

Globe-trotting Garrett takes Brooklyn to Stockholm to give Swedes some fine beer

Top brewmaster Garrett Oliver, editor of the Oxford Companion to Beer, searches the world for good beer. Inspired by Carnegie Porter, his next venture is to build a brewery in Stockholm to provide Swedes with good beer to match their fine food

Added: Tuesday, July 16th 2013

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Alastair Hook leads the great beer revival in London ...and is fast running out of space

Alastair Hook leads the great beer revival in London ...and is fast running out of space

Meantime's brewmaster has to pinch himself to believe the awesome success of his South London brewery. His lagers and pale ales are in great demand in the capital and beer sales are growing so fast he may need new premises in three years' time

Added: Saturday, May 25th 2013

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CAMRA's Colin Valentine on the major challenges facing the booming campaign

CAMRA's Colin Valentine on  the major challenges facing the booming campaign

The chairman of the Campaign for Real Ale says pub closures must be tackled, the beer duty escalator has to be scrapped and if some brewers want to make keg beer -- 'be my guest'

Added: Friday, August 17th 2012

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