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Hogs Back IPA goes back to British roots

Hogs Back IPA goes back to British roots

Fast-growing independent brewery Hogs Back in Surrey has launched an IPA, Hopping Hog -- its first ale in keg format. It will also be available in cask and bottle. Brewery owner Rupert Thompson says Hopping Hog is a traditional English version of IPA while he acknowledges that American craft brewers have helped revive the style world-wide with their passion for the beer

Added: Monday, May 4th 2015

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'Beer Bucks' bond to build I&G brewery

'Beer Bucks' bond to build I&G brewery

Dougal Sharp, pictured, founder of Innis & Gunn, the Scottish brewery famous for its oak-aged beers, has launched a bond scheme that will enable supporters and investors to help the company build a state-of-the-art brewing facility in Scotland

Added: Saturday, May 2nd 2015

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Hat trick for U.S. brewer in world awards

Hat trick for U.S. brewer in world awards

Deschutes Brewery from Oregon, United States, scooped three Golds in the International Beer and Cider Awards, announced at London's Guildhall. Other winners included Oakham and Marston's from Britain and Clonmel from Ireland. Pictured are the winners outside the Guildhall

Added: Thursday, April 30th 2015

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1m euro expansion by Irish craft brewer

1m euro expansion by Irish craft brewer

Carlow Brewing, Ireland's leading craft brewery, is investing more than 1 million euro in an expansion plan that will create 12 new jobs, including the brewing side. The brewery produces stout, wheat beer, ale and lager. Founder Seamus O'Hara (pictured) says there is both increasing demand and space for growth in the Irish beer market and in exports

Added: Friday, April 24th 2015

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Major debate on future of craft beer

Major debate on future of craft beer

The brainchild of Steve Hindy (picured), co-founder of Brooklyn Brewery in New York City, a major debate will take place on Wednesday 29 April at Beavertown Brewery in North London. Featured speakers include Roger Protz, John Holl, editor of All About Beer, Jasper Cuppaidge of Camden Town Brewery and Logan Plant of Beavertown

Added: Thursday, April 23rd 2015

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Bradford brewery in bitter political row

Bradford brewery in bitter political row

A tweet from Bradford brewery founder Matthew Halliday has enraged George Galloway, the Respect parliamentary candidate (pictured), and sparked a rush for the new brewery's beers and support on Twitter from around the world. On the positive side, this is the first new brewery in Bradford since the 1950s and, thanks to the political storm, sold six casks of ale in its tap room over Easter

Added: Tuesday, April 7th 2015

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Marston's £25 million grab for Thwaites

Marston's £25 million grab for Thwaites

National brewing giant Marston's has paid £25.1 million for the brewing division of Daniel Thwaites of Blackburn, a family-owned brewery dating from the 19th century. The deal will give Marston's control of two leading ale brands, Wainwright's and Lancaster Bomber

Added: Tuesday, March 31st 2015

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Revived DBA takes Burton by storm

Revived DBA takes Burton by storm

Draught Burton Ale is back -- and it was the great talking point of the Burton beer festival. Three CAMRA members from Derby (left to right) Les Baynton, Dave Evans and John Arguile, encouraged Burton Bridge Brewery to produce a few batches of the beer for the festival but now 16 pubs in Burton and Derby are taking it. The big question is: will Carlsberg agree to hand over the brand name and trademarks so it can be a regular Burton brew again?

Added: Sunday, March 29th 2015

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E-learning gives big boost for cask beer

E-learning gives big boost for cask beer

Cask Matters, supported by brewers, pub companies and consumer groups, has launched an e-learning scheme to train bar staff in best practice for storing and serving cask beer. The programme is based on a series of short films (clip shown here) that covers all aspects of cellar and bar work.

Added: Wednesday, March 25th 2015

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Appliance of science boosts British barley

Appliance of science boosts British barley

Crisp Malting Group has used British Science Week to take the art of growing grain and turning barley into malt to school children. Young students at Portgordon Primary School in Moray, Scotland, were taken on the journey that leads from barley field to maltings by Richard Lake and Rebecca Gee of Crisps -- and the children were given malted bread at the end of the lessons as a treat.

Added: Tuesday, March 24th 2015

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