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Special beer is a rave from the grave

Special beer is a rave from the grave

A special beer using a malting variety and hops both consigned to the grave many years ago have been resurrected by Norfolk brewers Martin Warren (left) from Poppyland Brewery and David Holliday of Norfolk Brewhouse. Working with Crisp Malt and Charles Faram, the major hop merchant, the brewers have made two versions of a beer using Chevallier malt and Ernest hops. The beers will be showcased at Norwich City of Ale from 25 May

Added: Saturday, May 20th 2017

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Special beer celebrates charity hero

Special beer celebrates charity hero

Farr Brew in Hertfordshire has launched a special beer to celebrate the life of Joe "Chief" Paul, a great supporter of charities and community groups, who died tragically young. 10% of the price of a pint of Chief Jester will go to the Rennie Hospice. The beer was launched at the Olde Fighting Cocks in St Albans, Britain's oldest pub, and is available at other pubs in the county. Pictured at Matt Elvidge (left) and Nick Farr from the brewery with Ros Lee of the Rennie Hospice

Added: Friday, May 12th 2017

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Brewers win Gold in world awards

Brewers win Gold in world awards

Brewers celebrated at London's Guildhall as they picked up Gold, Silver and Bronze awards in the International Beer & Cider championship. Pictured are some of the brewers with their trophies. 125 breweries from 21 countries entered the competition, held in Burton-on-Trent, and judges tasted more than 1,000 beers and ciders.

Added: Thursday, April 27th 2017

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On-site beer & celebrities in Glasgow bar

On-site beer & celebrities in Glasgow bar

The fourth and biggest Beer Kitchen run by Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has opened Glasgow's West End and features "tank fresh" beer from its own micro-brewery along with pastel portraits of such celebrities as Peter Capaldi (left), Sean Connery and Adel by local artist Lynn Howarth. There are 17 taps for cask and keg beers and one beer has been aged in Auchentoshan whisky casks.

Added: Sunday, April 23rd 2017

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London mayor aims to halt pub closures

London mayor aims to halt pub closures

London mayor Sadiq Khan -- seen in the Wheatsheaf pub in Tooting -- has teamed with CAMRA to launch a drive to stop the closure of pubs in the capital. A quarter of London's pubs have closed over the past 15 years and the number now stands at 3,615 compared to 4,835 in 2001. The mayor says he is determined to boost the night-time economy in London where pubs play a vital role

Added: Thursday, April 20th 2017

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Now you can get canned with Meantime

Now you can get canned with Meantime

Meantime Brewery in south London has responded to demand from drinkers and retailers and has launched three of its key beers -- London Pale Ale, London Lager and Yakima Red -- in cans. The brewery feels that canning technology has improved to such an extent that canned beers now taste as fresh as draught. The beers will be available in Co-op stores and other retailers are being lined up

Added: Thursday, April 6th 2017

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Former strip pub wins top design award

Former strip pub wins top design award

A run-down pub in London's King's Cross that became a strip club, has walked away with CAMRA's top design award after a major refurbishment that has restored the pub to its early 20th-century, Grade II glory. Other awards have gone to the Tim Bobbin in Burnley and Ship Inn in Sheffield. The CAMRA awards are run jointly with English Heritage

Added: Wednesday, April 5th 2017

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CAMRA hails plugging pubs loophole

CAMRA hails plugging pubs loophole

The Campaign for Real Ale has hailed a government decision to plug a loophole in planning law that will stop pubs being demolished or converted to other use without first getting planning permission. CAMRA chief executive Tim Page (pictured) says this is a victory for campaigners and for much-loved community pubs

Added: Saturday, March 25th 2017

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Chiltern brings relief for gluten sufferers

Chiltern brings relief for gluten sufferers

Four regular beers from the Chiltern Brewery have been officially designated "gluten free" -- good news for beer lovers who have an intolerance to gluten, which mainly comes from wheat. Chiltern near Wendover is the oldest independent brewery in Buckinghamshire and is run by the Jenkinson family, who also manage the historic King's Head pub in Aylesbury

Added: Thursday, March 23rd 2017

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Mermaid in the swim with top pub award

Mermaid in the swim with top pub award

The Mermaid in St Albans, an unspoilt bare-boards cottage-style pub, has been named both pub of the year and cider pub of the year by the South Herts branch of CAMRA. The Mermaid will now go forward to the next round of CAMRA's national pub of the year competition. Runner up was another St Albans pub, the legendary Fighting Cocks

Added: Monday, March 20th 2017

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