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Why the Fox's goose wasn't cooked

Why the Fox's goose wasn't cooked

The Fox & Goose pub in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, looked doomed to close when the landlady became ill. But locals formed a co-op that raised the money to pub the local and save it from the hands of the dreaded 'pubcos'

Added: Thursday, April 17th 2014

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Steaming ahead: a Belgian-style 'wild beer' is brewed on the edge of the English Fens

Steaming ahead: a Belgian-style 'wild beer' is brewed on the edge of the English Fens

European law may not allow it to be called lambic but Elgood's Brewery in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, is brewing beers made by spontaneous fermentation with wild yeasts in the atmosphere. And the first batch of Coolship has taken the United States by storm. Pictured: head brewer Alan Pateman watches the latest batch of Coolship flooding into the open cooling trays

Added: Saturday, April 12th 2014

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My home brew: it's time for the taste test

My home brew: it's time for the taste test

After 10 days of fermentation and seven days of conditioning, my Irish Extra Stout, made with the BruBox system, is ready to taste. Will it be heaven or hell?

Added: Wednesday, April 9th 2014

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Hopping for the best to save beer flavour

Hopping for the best to save beer flavour

England's hop farmers are under siege as more and more breweries switch to imported varieties. Growers such as Ali Capper (pictured) are leading the fightback by developing new varieties with modern aromas and flavours

Added: Thursday, April 3rd 2014

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Home brewing made easy...I hope

Home brewing made easy...I hope

After many failed attempts at brewing my own beer, I accept a challenge to make a stout from a -- hopefully -- risk-free BruBox. A progress report on the first stage and a little trouble with temperature...

Added: Saturday, March 29th 2014

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Rob and Ann promise a Beer Pilgrimage to the historic taverns of old Antwerp

Rob and Ann promise a Beer Pilgrimage to the historic taverns of old Antwerp

Antwerp is packed with fine bars and taverns, many of them dating back hundreds of years . Robert Dyserynck and Ann Carruet organise Beer Pilgrimages that take beer lovers on a tour of the city's finest hostelries, with time for a small beer at each stop

Added: Monday, March 24th 2014

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Maxim back at the Double to avenge the tragic loss of asset-stripped giant Vaux

Maxim back at the Double to avenge the tragic loss of asset-stripped giant Vaux

The Maxim Brewery in Houghton le Spring has risen from the ashes of tVaux, a large Sunderland brewery asset stripped and closed in the late 1990s. Now Mark Anderson (pictured) and his team have brought back Double Maxim, a legendary strong brown ale, and other Vaux and Wards beers to the region

Added: Friday, March 21st 2014

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Hang your hat at an Antwerp cafe where fine food is matched with Belgian beer

Hang your hat at an Antwerp cafe where fine food is matched with Belgian beer

De Rooden Hoed -- the Red Hat -- dates from the 18th century and is a former coaching inn alongside Antwerp cathedral. Today it offers fine dining, with each course carefully and meticulously matched by a great Belgian beer, including the local De Koninck ale that's celebrated in style on the restaurant wall

Added: Sunday, March 16th 2014

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From the ashes of Antwerp's docks rises 't Pakhuis, a brew pub with 'awesome' beer

From the ashes of Antwerp's docks rises 't Pakhuis, a brew pub with 'awesome' beer

The docks in the great Belgian city of Antwerp closed in the 1960s but now a warehouse that once stored coffee and tobacco is home to 't Pakhuis brewery and restaurant. Hans Bombeke (left), a tireless lecturer and beer taster in Antwerp, brews there with regular brewer Hans Jensen (centre) and manager Kristof Van Den Ouweland

Added: Monday, March 10th 2014

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Country brewer heads for the Smoke

Country brewer heads for the Smoke

Family-owned McMullen's brewery in Hertford has its eyes on London. It has added to its existing pubs in the capital with four more, including the Old Bank of England next to the Law Courts (pictured). The brewery also has outlets in Essex, Berkshire and Hampshire. Fergus McMullen says food is increasingly important to his pubs but sales of his cask beers, including the historic AK, are doing well

Added: Saturday, March 8th 2014

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