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Monks restore historic brewing tradition

Monks restore historic brewing tradition

Monks at Mount St Bernard Abbey in Charnwood, Leicestershire, have brewed the first monastic beer since the Reformation. The abbey is a Trappist one and has strong links with the monastic breweries in Belgium but the beer is described as an "English Trappist Ale" using all English ingredients. The beer is on sale commercially and the income will help the monks' maintain the abbey and also help fund their charitable work

Added: Wednesday, June 27th 2018

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City of Ale: the speech I didn't make...

City of Ale: the speech I didn't make...

Torrential rain prevented speeches being made at the launch of Norwich City of Ale 2018. City of Ale has been running for eight years and has been a ground-breaking festival, a rolling series of events that emphasise the importance of the pub to good beer. Here's the speech I planned to make. Pictured: City of Ale founders Dawn Leeder and Phil Cutter with Norwich South MP Clive Lewis (centre) at the launch party

Added: Friday, May 25th 2018

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Cambridge beer fest is one of the best

Cambridge beer fest is one of the best

More than 44,000 drinkers are expected to pack the six-day beer festival in Cambridge. It's the 45th one in the city and is the longest-running event staged by CAMRA. There are 216 beers to enjoy, along with cider, perry, wine and mead.

Added: Wednesday, May 23rd 2018

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Siren and I&G: new beers on the block

Siren and I&G: new beers on the block

Siren Craft Brew in Berkshire, which has a big barrel-ageing programme, has launched a series of new beers, several made in collaboration with other brewers in Britain, the U.S. and Spain. In Scotland, Innis & Gunn has produced a new IPA, Gunnpowder, in bottle and can, using American hops

Added: Monday, May 21st 2018

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Cask is king at new Bath Ales brewery

Cask is king at new Bath Ales brewery

Bath Ales, owned since 2016 by St Austell of Cornwall, has opened a new £5 million brewhouse where both ales and lager can be produced. A new lager called Sulis has been launched but 50% of the annual 50,000-barrel production is in cask form and includes the flagship Gem Ale and a new West Coast IPA, Lansdown. Pictured: senior brewer Darren James who has been with Bath Ales for more than 15 years

Added: Thursday, May 17th 2018

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Tetley is back -- and brewed in Leeds

Tetley is back -- and brewed in Leeds

Carlsberg, owner of Joshua Tetley, has launched a pale ale, Tetley No 3, in cask form. The beer is based on a 19th-century recipe found in the Tetley archive and it's brewed by the local Leeds Brewery using 100 per cent English malts and hops. Following the closure of Tetley's, the beers have been brewed by Marston's in Wolverhampton but Carlsberg is now taking the brand back to its Yorkshire roots

Added: Sunday, May 13th 2018

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Wells gets go-ahead for new brewery

Wells gets go-ahead for new brewery

Bedford family brewer Charles Wells, who sold the Eagle Brewery to Marston's in 2017, has been given the green light by the local council to build a new plant at Fairhill close to the A6. The 30,000 hectolitre plant will produce the current range of Wells' beers along with new beers and collaborative brews with other companies

Added: Thursday, May 3rd 2018

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Bee happy with Brakspear Honey Beer

Bee happy with Brakspear Honey Beer

Henley brewer Brakspear has launched for the third year running its Honey Bee Beer that raises money for Friends of the Earth's Bee Cause Campaign. The beer helps raise awareness of the need to save habitats for bees, which are the world's most important pollinator. As a result of demand for the beer, production has moved this year to the Wychwood Brewery in Witney

Added: Monday, April 30th 2018

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SIBA and CAMRA slam drink warning

SIBA and CAMRA slam drink warning

Both the Society of Independent Brewers and the Campaign for Real Ale have criticised a report by Cambridge University that says drinking alcohol can shorten people's lives. Both organisations stress the health and societal benefits of moderate drinking.

Added: Friday, April 13th 2018

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Big jump in American beer exports to UK

Big jump in American beer exports to UK

Export sales of American craft beer grew by 3.6 per cent in 2017 and sales to the UK increased by 7.1 per cent -- making the UK the second biggest export market for American craft beer after Canada. There are now 6,372 craft breweries in the U.S. and exports are worth $125 million

Added: Thursday, April 5th 2018

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