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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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Island monks restore abbey ale habit

Island monks restore abbey ale habit

Quarr Abbey on the Isle of Wight was destroyed in the 16th century by Henry VIII. But a new monastery was built in the 20th century and now the monks have teamed up with Goddards Brewery on the island to brew Quarr Abbey Ale which uses herbs and spices grown by the monks

Added: Friday, December 12th 2014

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Yule get sleighed with these Xmas beers

Yule get sleighed with these Xmas beers

With Christmas on the horizon, brewers are gearing up for the festive season with a range of ales that will keep the cold out and the warmth in. Bateman's Rosey Nosey is building record sales while Adnams has an exclusive beer for Marks & Spencer. Lock the reindeer in the stable and get ready to glow

Added: Thursday, December 4th 2014

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How Cockneyland is losing its locals

How Cockneyland is losing its locals

East London is becoming a pub desert as more and more locals are pulling down the shutters. And the situation will get worse when West Ham United move away from Upton Park to the Olympic Stadium in Stratford. Pictured: the Old Rose, one of the area's great old boozers but now boarded-up and derelict

Added: Monday, December 1st 2014

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Cutting with the grain to make great beer

Cutting with the grain to make great beer

Jane Peyton (pictured) has a mission to bring the glory of malt to drinkers' attention. With so much emphasis on hops, people forget that beer needs grain as it essential raw material. She has joined forces with writer Susannah Forbes to brew a special ale at Brewster's Brewery that will be unveiled in London next week

Added: Tuesday, November 25th 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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English whisky wins top award

English whisky wins top award

St George's Distillery in Norfolk has stunned the drinks world by winning the European Whisky of the Year award in the 2015 edition of Jim Murray's international best-selling Whisky Bible. St George's opened in 2006 and was the first new English whisky distillery for a century

Added: Tuesday, November 4th 2014

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CAMRA's new chief has sky high plans

CAMRA's new chief has sky high plans

Tim Page, CAMRA's new chief executive, is impressed by the enthusiasm and commitment of the campaign's 165,000 members -- but his ambition is to double that figure. He comes from a military background and since leaving the army has run the charity Emmaus followed by a stint as boss of the East Anglian Air Ambulance service

Added: Friday, October 31st 2014

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Beer legend Prentice brings back a Truman pale ale from Victorian times

Beer legend Prentice brings back a Truman pale ale from Victorian times

Brewmaster Derek Prentice, who worked for Truman's before joining Young's and then Fuller's, has helped the new Truman's Brewery in Hackney Wick to create an Export Pale Ale based on a Victorian recipe, using no fewer than eight hops and the original Truman's yeast

Added: Saturday, October 18th 2014

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The little pub that time forgot

The little pub that time forgot

The Red Lion at Snargate in Kent has been run by the same family for more than 100 years and is a fine example of an old ale house that has hardly changed for centuries. Doris Jemison, now in her 80s, still sits in the pub every day, surrounded by WWII memorabilia and traditional pub games

Added: Wednesday, October 1st 2014

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