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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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CAMRA embarks on overhaul for future

CAMRA embarks on overhaul for future

Michael Hardman, one of the founders of the Campaign for Real Ale in the 1970s, has returned to the fray to chair CAMRA's Revitalisation Project that will ask its 180,000 members whether it should remain focused on cask beer or become more inclusive by becoming a consumer movement that represent all beer drinkers.

Added: Thursday, March 31st 2016

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Scots and Welsh triumph in SIBA awards

Scots and Welsh triumph in SIBA awards

Loch Lomond Brewery in Scotland and Waen in Wales have walked away with the top gold and silver awards at the 2016 competition held at the SIBA Beer X in Sheffield

Added: Thursday, March 17th 2016

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Duvel's new Tripel has mystery hop

Duvel's new Tripel has mystery hop

Belgian brewer Duvel Moortgat has unveiled its latest Duvel Tripel Hop with Czech Saaz and Styrian Goldings blended with a new hop from the Yakima Valley in Washington State in the U.S. that doesn't yet have a name and is labelled Experimental Hop 291

Added: Thursday, March 17th 2016

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New brews: Empress Ale, Chiltern Earl Grey IPA and Saltaire XS Belgian Red

New brews: Empress Ale, Chiltern Earl Grey IPA and Saltaire XS Belgian Red

Empress Ale is designed to complement spicy Asian food and is brewed by Langton Brewery in Leicestershire. The Chiltern Brewery has joined forces with a leading tea company to design Earl Grey IPA while Saltaire has added to its specialist XS range with Belgian Red.

Added: Monday, March 7th 2016

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Budvar back to basics with cloudy beer

Budvar back to basics with cloudy beer

A new beer from Czech brewer Budweiser Budvar uses the age-old method of "krausening" for its new 4% lager. The beer is neither filtered nor pasteurised and has a slight natural haze in the glass as a result of a powerful second fermentation in the brewery's cellars before it is kegged. The beer will be launched on 10 March in pubs in London and Manchester

Added: Friday, February 26th 2016

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