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Moor gives Italians a taste for cask ale

Moor gives Italians a taste for cask ale

Moor Beer, the Bristol-based brewery run by American Justin Hawke, is breaking into the fast-growing Italian beer market with cask-conditioned real ale. The beer comes complete with instructions in Italian on how to cellar, tap, spile and serve the beer. Moor Beers are naturally hazy as Hawke does not use isinglass finings to clear his beers.

Added: Friday, November 17th 2017

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Get high on the Hogs Back for Xmas time

Get high on the Hogs Back for Xmas time

Hogs Back Brewery in Surrey has won new listings in a number of supermarkets, including Co-op and Morrison's, for its TEA bitter with Hogstar lager in Majestic Wines. The brewery has also announced two beers that are ideal for the Christmas period: Advent Ale and the strong vintage ale A over T. The beers are brewed with hops grown on the brewery's own garden and include Farnham White Bine, a historic variety revived by Hogs Back.

Added: Tuesday, November 14th 2017

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MPs demand a 'Budget for Britain's Pubs'

MPs demand a 'Budget for Britain's Pubs'

50 MPs have signed a petition calling on Chancellor Philip Hammond to ease the crippling tax burden on Britain's pubs in his autumn Budget in November. The petition is seen being delivered to the Treasury by MPs Mike Wood, Ruth Smeeth and Stephen Lloyd, officers of the Parliamentary Beer Group. MPs are calling for a cut or freeze in excise duty and help to ease the business rates burden on pubs

Added: Monday, November 13th 2017

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Four pubs are vying for national glory

Four pubs are vying for national glory

Four pubs have been short-listed by CAMRA for the prestigious National Pub of the Year award. The winner will be announced in February 2018. The four are the Stanford Arms in Lowestoft (publicans Samantha and David Burd pictured left), the Weavers in Kidderminster, the Cricketers, St Helens, and Wigan Central

Added: Tuesday, November 7th 2017

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Pub campaigners welcome legal voice

Pub campaigners welcome legal voice

The British Pubs Confederation has welcomed the appointment of barrister Fiona Dickie as Deputy Pubs Adjudicator and hopes she will break the legal log jam and help publicans gain access to the Market Rent Only option. MRO will enable publicans to go free of tie -- a move fiercely resisted by the large pubcos. The confederation is highly critical of Pubs Adjudicator Paul Newby who they claim has flouted the terms of the Pubs Code

Added: Wednesday, October 25th 2017

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British craft beer goes on booming

British craft beer goes on booming

There are now more than 2,000 independent craft breweries in Britain -- a jump of 18 per cent in the past year, according to a new report by UHY Hacker Young. Tax breaks introduced by the last Labour government have encouraged new brewers -- including home brewers -- to enter the market. But the report warns that global brewers are moving into the craft sector and are keen to buy successful small breweries

Added: Monday, October 23rd 2017

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Beer on the move at Kent train festival

Beer on the move at Kent train festival

The seventh annual Spa Valley railway beer festival, held in conjunction with West Kent CAMRA, offers beer at Tunbridge Wells West Station and also on trains to Groombridge and Eridge. The centrepiece of the festival is 25 "green hop" beers, using hops fresh from the Kent harvest. Pictured, the engine shed at Tunbridge Wells

Added: Friday, October 20th 2017

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Saluting Dorset pub and seaside brewery

Saluting Dorset pub and seaside brewery

The Square & Compass in Dorset was feted by CAMRA veterans when landlord Charlie Newman received a framed certificate to mark the pub's inclusion in all 45 editions of the Good Beer Guide. The pub serves beer from Hattie Brown's in Swanage, the first brewery in the town for more than 100 years. Pictured left to right: CAMRA founder member MIchael Hardman with a copy of the first guide in 1974, Charlie Newman, current editor Roger Protz, and pub manager Kevin Hunt

Added: Wednesday, October 18th 2017

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Budvar goes for growth but legal wrangles continue with AB InBev

Budvar goes for growth but legal wrangles continue with AB InBev

Petr Dvorak, the new managing director of Budweiser Budvar in the Czech Republic, is masterminding a £80 million expansion programme at the brewery to build production and sales. The brewery is still locked in disputes with global giant AB InBev over the Budweiser trademark but Dvorak is confident that sales of Original, Budvar Dark, Krausen beer and tank beer will forge ahead in both domestic and overseas markets

Added: Monday, October 16th 2017

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Rates time bomb killing pubs -- CAMRA

Rates time bomb killing pubs -- CAMRA

Pubs face closure due to the crippling level of business rates imposed by the government. CAMRA -- the Campaign for Real Ale -- is making a submission to the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, ahead of the November Budget, calling for £5,000 annual rates relief for pubs to keep them in business.

Added: Thursday, September 28th 2017

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