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Council says: 'Rebuild this pub!'

Council says: 'Rebuild this pub!'

Wandsworth Council in South London has told a property developer to rebuild "brick by brick" the Alchemist pub on St John's Hill that was bulldozed without planning permission. The council says the pub is a building rich in architectural detail. It's the second London pub to be bulldozed in London this year: Westminster Council has told property developers to rebuild the Carlton Tavern in Maida Vale

Added: Wednesday, July 22nd 2015

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Shock as Batemans downsizes brewing

Shock as Batemans downsizes brewing

Bateman's brewery in Wainfleet, Lincs, is dramatically downsizing its brewing capacity from 18,000 barrels a year to just 7,000 in order to reap greater benefits from Progressive Beer Duty. The brewery, founded in 1874, is run today by siblings Jaclyn and Stuart Bateman (pictured). MD Stuart says PBD is hitting middle-sized brewers as they cannot get the same benefits as smaller ones, who undercut them on price

Added: Tuesday, July 21st 2015

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Beer range grows, Lidl by Lidl

Beer range grows, Lidl by Lidl

Discount supermarket chain Lidl has launched 48 new beers from regional breweries, with a price band of £1.17 to £1.69, undercutting those from Asda, Sainsbury's and Tesco. While a number of big brewers are featured, drinkers will also find beers from the likes of Kite, Leeds Brewery, Portobello and Tower

Added: Wednesday, July 8th 2015

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Oddbins launches Belgian-style Saison

Oddbins launches Belgian-style Saison

Nationwide drinks group Oddbins has launched No 5, the latest in its range of craft beers. It's a Saison, based on the style made famous in French-speaking Wallonia. It's brewed by Rocky Head Brewery, a new micro-plant in south London launched by Steve Daniels, a former Oddbins director

Added: Wednesday, July 8th 2015

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U.S. cask beers head for Olympia fest

U.S. cask beers head for Olympia fest

American craft beers in cask-conditioned form will be one of the highlights at the 2015 Great Brtish Beer Festival, to be staged at London Olympa from 11-15 August. The festival, which attracts up to 55,000 people, will also feature 900 real ales from around the UK, along with the announcement of the annual Champion Beer of Britain awards

Added: Friday, July 3rd 2015

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Queen rock beer world with Bohemian pils

Queen rock beer world with Bohemian pils

Legendary rock group Queen celebrate 40 years since they recorded Bohemian Rhapsody -- one of the best-selling records of all time -- with a Bohemian Pilsner brewed in the Czech Republic to the spirit of the original beer from Pilsen brewed there in the mid- 19th century. Bohemian Lager will be rocking and stocking shelves in the UK and then worldwide

Added: Thursday, July 2nd 2015

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Top award for new Bradford brewery

Top award for new Bradford brewery

Just a few months after opening, Bradford Brewery has scooped the top award of New Business of the Year in the annual Bradford Means Business competition sponsored by the local Telegraph & Argus newspaper. Brewery managing director Matthew Halliday is seen picking up his award.

Added: Wednesday, July 1st 2015

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You'd be baamy to miss Black Sheep's ale

You'd be baamy to miss Black Sheep's ale

Rob and Jo Theakston have launched a new hoppy, golden pale ale, Hoptacular, at their brewery in Masham, North Yorkshire. Four hops are used to give the 3.6% beer a big bitter and fruity appeal, with much of the character coming from fermentation in traditional "Yorkshire Squares"

Added: Wednesday, July 1st 2015

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BrewDog to build US brewery in Ohio

BrewDog to build US brewery in Ohio

Pugnacious Scottish brewer BrewDog will invest $30 million in a brewery in the United States, due to open in August 2016. The brewery, along with a tap room and visitor centre, will be based in Canal Winchester in the region of Columbus, Ohio. The brewery will act as the spur for BrewDog's exports. Pictured: founders James Watt (left) and Martin Dickie

Added: Monday, June 29th 2015

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Fuller's offer beer and the Bard

Fuller's offer beer and the Bard

The Montagues and the Capulets will be loving, fighting and dying in pub gardens in August and September as Fullers' joins forces with the Permanently Bard group of travelling actors to stage Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Good food and the Chiswick brewery's full range of beer will be available to help prove that "the play's the thing".

Added: Friday, June 19th 2015

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