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'Landmark' defeat for giant pubcos

'Landmark' defeat for giant pubcos

Britain's giant pubcos were dealt a major blow today when MPs voted to support a call to give pub tenants a "market rent" option to their contracts that will allow them buy beer free of the tie. The successful amendment was moved by Greg Mulholland (pictured second left with victorious landlords), chairman of the Parliamentary Save the Pub group. CAMRA hailed the vote a "landmark victory" for publicans and drinkers

Added: Tuesday, November 18th 2014

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Supermarket boost for British hops

Supermarket boost for British hops

British hop farmers have been given a major boost by supermarket giant Tesco with Single Hopped Kentish Ale. Brewed by Shepherd Neame in Faversham, it's the first beer to carry the logo of the British Hop Association run by Ali Capper (left) who grows hops with her husband Richard at Stocks Farm in Worcestershire. She hops the new beer will encourage more British brewers to use home-grown rather than imported hops

Added: Saturday, November 15th 2014

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One last heave to save Great British Pub

One last heave to save Great British Pub

On Tuesday 18 November parliament will debate a Bill to give greater power to tackle giant pub companies. The Bill will propose creating a post of Pubs Adjudicator to settle fair rents for publicans. But missing from the Bill is the call for a "market only" rent that would give publicans the right to buy beer free of the pubco tie. 38 Degrees and CAMRA have joined forces with an online petition to MPs -- sign it now and help stop our pubs closing

Added: Saturday, November 15th 2014

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Celtic brewers celebrate their rich heritage

Celtic brewers celebrate their rich heritage

Brewers from Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Brittany joined forces with Roger Ryman, head brewer at St Austell Brewery in Cornwall, to brew a special Celtic IPA that reflects the rich tradition of brewing throughout the Celtic regions. The beer will be unveiled at the Celtic Beer Festival on 22 November at St Austell Brewery

Added: Wednesday, November 12th 2014

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New pub-restaurant lights up Exeter Quay

New pub-restaurant lights up Exeter Quay

St Austell, the West Country's leading family brewery, has transformed a 19th-century bonded warehouse on Exeter Quayside into a pub restaurant with a smokehouse and the biggest range of craft beers in the region

Added: Thursday, November 6th 2014

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Shipwreck beer brought back to life

Shipwreck beer brought back to life

Beer found in a shipwreck off the Finnish coast has been dated back to 1842 and has been recreated by brewing scientists at the University of Leuven in Belgium. Research shows the beer was made by spontaneous fermentation and probably came from a Belgian lambic brewery

Added: Sunday, October 26th 2014

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Surrey Hog bristles with chocolate delight

Surrey Hog bristles with chocolate delight

Hogs Back Brewery in Tongham, Surrey, has joined forces with renowned chocolatier Montezuma to produce a lager with a dash of real chocolate. The beer flies in the face of the convention that chocolate, with its fat content, can't be added during the brewing process. The beer is lagered for five weeks and offers both malt, hops and chocolate -- just in time for National Chocolate Week

Added: Saturday, October 11th 2014

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Round-up: Lacons scoops top beer prize; Bateman's spices up its awards; Acorn is cock of the walk with Barnsley Bitter

Round-up: Lacons scoops top beer prize; Bateman's spices up its awards; Acorn is cock of the walk with Barnsley Bitter

Lacons Brewery, brought back from the dead in 2013, has won a prestigious Gold Award in the SIBA East Anglia competition. Batemans of Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, has scooped a top prize for its Black Pepper Ale in the World Beer Awards. Acorn Brewery just goes on winning prizes for its Barnsley Bitter. Pictured: Lacon's Mick Carver with William Lacon of the brewing family

Added: Tuesday, October 7th 2014

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Hop harvest on banks of the Thames

Hop harvest on banks of the Thames

For the first time in more than 100 years, hops have been grown and harvested in London. Meantime Brewery, based in Greenwich, planted Fuggles on the banks of the river behind the O2 Arena. They were picked by volunteers and will be used in a new bottled beer later this year

Added: Friday, October 3rd 2014

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Feast of foreign beers at Spoons fest

Feast of foreign beers at Spoons fest

Ten cask beers from breweries all round the world will be on sale at Wetherpoon's pubs throughout Britain during a 17-day autumn beer festival. They will be joined by up to 40 beers from British breweries. Brewers from the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Italy and Belgium have brewed cask versions of their ales for the occasion. Five of the beers have been produced by "brewsters" or women brewers and two British brewsters have also added their ales to the range

Added: Monday, September 29th 2014

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