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Keg's big challenge to cask at Adnams

Keg's big challenge to cask at Adnams

Adnams Brewery in Suffolk is famous for its cask ales -- but times are changing. Chairman Jonathan Adnams (pictured),in a frank interview, says only a tiny proportion of his production goes to his own pubs and in the free trade there's a growing demand for keg beer -- and sales of keg will overtake cask by 2019.

Added: Wednesday, May 16th 2018

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Museum traces turbulent Turkish brewing

Museum traces turbulent Turkish brewing

A new brewery museum in Izmir traces the history -- sometimes turbulent -- of brewing in Turkey. The first commercial breweries didn't open until the last years of the Ottoman empire. Under the Turkish Republic there were periods of state ownership. The museum shows how the first breweries -- such as Bomonti in Constantinople (pictured) -- moved from ale to lager brewing. Today, the biggest brewery, Efes, is planning its own small museum in Izmir.

Added: Sunday, May 13th 2018

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Turkish delight at first ever beer fest

Turkish delight at first ever beer fest

Turkey saw its first ever beer festival in Izmir in May. There are now seven craft breweries in the country and a vigorous home-brewing scene as well. For decades the country has been dominated by one large brewery, Efes, but now the impact of the world-wide craft revolution is being felt. Pictured, the hall in Izmir where Brewstival was staged

Added: Saturday, May 12th 2018

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Beaumont's beery magic carpet ride

Beaumont's beery magic carpet ride

Stephen Beaumont's new book is a world guide to the best beers, bars and pubs. It covers Britain, Europe, the Far East, Australia, New Zealand, and America north and south. It's a well-designed and illustrated book that will have beer lovers reaching for their passports to follow in his bibulous footsteps

Added: Friday, April 27th 2018

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Will old ales stand up to the taste test?

Will old ales stand up to the taste test?

A tasting of aged beers organised by Brad Wight at the Steam Machine Brewery in Co Durham included beers going back to the 1950s and possibly pre-World War Two. Pictured are the group of volunteers who tasted the beers and found that some aged better than others and bottle-conditioning was no guarantee of success

Added: Saturday, April 21st 2018

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It's always the season for a saison

It's always the season for a saison

The latest beer craze is a style based on Saison, a farmhouse beer brewed in Wallonia, the French-speaking region of Belgium. The best-known Saison brewer there is Dupont (pictured) which started life as a farm. Saison was originally brewed by farmers to refresh their families and labourers during the harvest period. Other Saison brewers include Brasserie a Vapeur and Silly in the town of the same name

Added: Thursday, April 5th 2018

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Still a Rebel but no longer Tiny

Still a Rebel but no longer Tiny

Bradley Cummings (right) and Gareth Williams sprang to fame in 2015 when their beer Cwtch -- Welsh for "cuddle" -- won the Champion Beer of Britain award. Their Tiny Rebel brewery in Newport started life in a garage but it's now a substantial business, exporting all round the world and planning further expansion

Added: Wednesday, April 4th 2018

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Saluting a home-brewing pioneer

Saluting a home-brewing pioneer

Graham Wheeler championed the cause of real ale with a series of best-selling home brewing guides. Roger Protz recalls a reclusive writer who ignored deadlines but finally produced books that encouraged a generation of beer lovers to make good beer at home

Added: Thursday, March 15th 2018

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Mark Crilley on Manga, beer and pubs

Mark Crilley on Manga, beer and pubs

Mark Crilley is a prolific author and artist who uses the Japanese Manga style to fashion his comics and adventure stories for a mainly young adult audience. He has travelled widely and fell in love with British beer and pubs on visits to the UK. He regrets that so little British beer is available in the U.S. though one brewery in Michigan, where he lives, makes an ESB. Pictured is an illustration showing a character outside an English village pub

Added: Friday, March 2nd 2018

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Meet the Milton Keynes beer dons

Meet the Milton Keynes beer dons

Milton Keynes was a small village in Buckinghamshire until the 1960s when it was designated a New Town. It lacked a brewing heritage but that is being developed now thanks to new small breweries such as Concrete Cow and Hornes and two beer shops cum micro pubs in Wolverton and Stony Stratford. Pictured: Dan Bonner at Concrete Cow

Added: Monday, February 26th 2018

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