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Wave the flag for British beer on 15 June

Wave the flag for British beer on 15 June

Beer Day Britain is back for the second year running on 15 June. Organised by Jane Peyton, 15 June will see a national celebration of our national drink. There will be special events staged in pubs and breweries as drinkers are encouraged to raise a glass to good old British beer. Jane has even penned an Anthem to Beer that she invites all beer lovers to sing on the day

Added: Saturday, May 21st 2016

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Demand drives expansion at Hawkshead

Demand drives expansion at Hawkshead

Hawkshead Brewery in the Lake District, founded by Alex Brodie, has completed a £175,000 expansion programme to boost production to keep pace with the demand for such iconic Cumbrian beers as Lakeland Gold, Windermere Pale, Brodie's Pride and NZPA. Profits have doubled in the past two years and the brewery's success will be celebrated at its 10th anniversary beer festival in July

Added: Monday, May 16th 2016

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Beers give a kick in the ballot box

Beers give a kick in the ballot box

Little Valley Brewery in Yorkshire has entered the referendum debate with three beers -- In, Out and IDK -- designed to help British beer drinkers make up their minds on which way to vote on 23 June. The brewery helpfully provides a ballot paper as well as beer.

Added: Sunday, May 15th 2016

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IPAs dominate World Beer Cup

IPAs dominate World Beer Cup

India Pale Ale stole the show at the World Beer Cup in Philadelphia, with 275 entries for American-style IPAs and 181 for Imperial IPAs. In awards to breweries, the mid-size category was won by Brewery Ommegang in Coopers Town, New York State (pictured), which specialises in Belgian-style beers. There were more than 6,600 beers entered from 1,907 breweries in 55 countries

Added: Saturday, May 7th 2016

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Festival brings back lost Manchester beers

Festival brings back lost Manchester beers

Beers that disappeared as long as a century ago in Manchester will be revived by micro-breweries using old recipes from JW Lees and Heginbotham's breweries. The beers will be available during Manchester Beer Week, 10-19 June, and they have been restored with the help of historian Ron Pattinson. The beer week coincides with the charity event Forever Manchester that will have a special pale ale, Ten Boroughs, brewed to help the cause

Added: Friday, May 6th 2016

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Jasper Carrott threatens 'showbiz picket' at village pub over landlord eviction threat

Jasper Carrott threatens 'showbiz picket' at village pub over landlord eviction threat

Comedian Jasper Carrott is so outraged by Enterprise Inns' decision to terminate Ayman Zahran's lease at the Red Lion in Claverdon that he has threatened to join a picket line outside the Warwickshire pub and bring his showbiz friends with him. In 2015 Enterprise agreeed to extend Mr Zahran's lease but is now terminating it. A local petition has gained close to 2,000 signatures. Jasper Carrott is pictured outside the pub with Mr Zahran.

Added: Saturday, April 16th 2016

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Twickers strips off to win big beer award

Twickers strips off to win big beer award

Naked Ladies, a golden ale brewed by Twickenham Brewery in London, has seen off stiff competition to win a listing in all Majestic Wine stores for its Naked Ladies. The beer was inspired by statues of water nymphs in a local park. The brewery, founded in 2004, was the first new brewery in the area since the 1920s

Added: Wednesday, April 13th 2016

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I&G heads for Perth in Inveralmond deal

I&G heads for Perth in Inveralmond deal

Innis & Gunn, pacesetter in the oak-aged beer sector in Scotland, has bought Inveralmond Brewery in Perth as a result of a £3.1 million crowdfunding scheme. The takeover means I&G's founder Dougal Sharp (pictured) can develop an existing site rather than building a new brewery.

Added: Thursday, April 7th 2016

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Battle royal to save East End lively local

Battle royal to save East End lively local

A local community in Limehouse, East London, is battling to save the Queens Head pub from closure. The Young's pub is thought to be the model for the Queen Vic in Eastenders and was famously visited by the Queen Mother, who was photographed drinking a pint of Young's Special. The pub has been listed as an Asset of Community Value

Added: Wednesday, April 6th 2016

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Thornbridge in £2 million expansion drive

Thornbridge in £2 million expansion drive

Thornbridge, one of Britain's most successful small independent breweries -- famous for its Jaipur IPA -- has announced a £2 million investment plan to enable it to increase production and add a new bottling line. The new plant should be up and running by late summer at its plant in Bakewell in Derbyshire. Pictured are chief finance officer Simon Walkden (left) and head brewer Rob Lovatt

Added: Wednesday, April 6th 2016

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