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Osborne urged to go for duty hat trick

Osborne urged to go for duty hat trick

As a new report shows that an additional 1,000 pubs would have closed and the price of a pint would be 16p more if the government hadn't scrapped the Beer Duty Escalator and cut duty in the past two Budgets, the Campaign for Real Ale is urging Chancellor George Osborne to go for a hat trick of duty cuts in the March Budget.. CAMRA Chief Executive Tim Page (pictured) says pubs need support as they encourage responsible drinking

Added: Monday, February 23rd 2015

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Boost for Truman's with major investment

Boost for Truman's with major investment

Truman's, the revived East London brewery, is planning a major expansion at its Hackney Wick site with a half-million pounds investment. The brewery opened in 2013, restoring the name of the famous Whitechapel brewery that closed during the period of mergia mania at the end of the 20th century. The expanded site will be able to produce keg beers as well as cask. Pictured: the cask store at Hackney Wick

Added: Thursday, February 19th 2015

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'Sally' triumphs in top pub awards

'Sally' triumphs in top pub awards

Former City of London trading analyst Peter Tiley, who had never pulled a pint before, has walked away with the national Pub of the Year award from CAMRA -- the Campaign for Real Ale -- at the Salutation Inn in the village of Ham in Gloucestershire. The pub is known locally as "the Sally" and impressed the judges with its range of real ales, ciders and perries -- and the warm welcome from Peter and Claire Tiley and their staff

Added: Tuesday, February 17th 2015

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Yorkshire Porter triumphs again

Yorkshire Porter triumphs again

It's a hat trick of victories for Elland 1872 Porter, which has triumphed at the CAMRA National Winter Ales Festival in Derby. Judged against a range of old ales, stouts, strong mild and barley wines, the porter -- based on an authentic Victorian recipe -- was judged Champion Winter Beer of Britain by a panel of expert judges. Dickie Bird of Elland Brewery is seen accepting the award from festival organiser Gillian Hough

Added: Wednesday, February 11th 2015

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Sales of bottled beer are set to soar

Sales of bottled beer are set to soar

A major survey of the bottled beer sector conducted by Butcombe Brewery shows that retailers expect the sector to grow close to 13% in 2015. Many believe consumers should be given more information about beer styles and there should be more support for local and regional breweries

Added: Monday, February 9th 2015

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Burton Ale hits the comeback trail

Burton Ale hits the comeback trail

Burton Bridge Brewery is bringing Draught Burton Ale back to its home town when a batch is brewed on 4 March. The beer was axed by Carlsberg in January but now Bruce Wilkinson and Geoff Mumford -- who first brewed DBA at Ind Coope in the 1970s -- will launch the beer at the Burton beer festival on 26 March

Added: Friday, February 6th 2015

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Terrible toll of pub closures goes on

Terrible toll of pub closures goes on

Both towns and villages see the hearts ripped out of their communities as pubs close. They are being sold by pubcos to both supermarkets and property speculators to turn either into stores or expensive residential homes. Pictured: the White Swan in Startforth in Teesdale, the last pub in the village, which has been sold a property developer with the backing of the county council. Pubs under threat in Brighton from property developers

Added: Thursday, February 5th 2015

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Scots brewers unite to boost their beer

Scots brewers unite to boost their beer

In a bid to further sales and interests of Scottish beer, eight independent brewers have joined forces to form The Brewers' Association of Scotland. They hope to draw in other craft breweries to expand sales nationally and globally. Representatives of the eight breweries met in the Scottish Parliament, with TBAS chairman Dougal Sharp of Innis & Gunn pictured third from the right. And Caledonian Brewery has revamped its 80 Shillng ale and renamed it Edinburgh Castle 80/-

Added: Wednesday, February 4th 2015

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Beer goggles have a sharp eye for top pints

Beer goggles have a sharp eye for top pints

Anglia Ruskin University has teamed up with the Tram Depot pub in Cambridge for research into how drinkers choose their favourite beers on the bar. Using "eye tracking" goggles, the research will analyse why some pump clip have more appeal than others

Added: Thursday, January 29th 2015

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Beer Lovers bring back famous Bass stout

Beer Lovers bring back famous Bass stout

Three drinkers in Derby -- John Arguile, Dave Evans and Les Baynton -- have pooled their resources to launch Beer Lovers and plan to recreate old beer styles. They have got off to a flying start with Bass P2 Imperial Stout, produced by former Bass brewer Steve Wellington. Two casks of the beer were drained dry in Derby pubs and now the Beer Lovers are planning their next revival. Derby Telegraph photo shows John Arguile (left) with Steve Wellington and (centre) Ralf Edge, publican at the Alexandra, Derby

Added: Saturday, January 3rd 2015

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