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New Oddbins beer has Belgian influence

New Oddbins beer has Belgian influence

Oddbins No 8, the latest in the group's house beers, has a Belgian touch, brewed with a yeast strain that originated in the Trappist Orval monastery. Oak Smoked Blonde is brewed by Anspach & Hobday in Bermondsey, London, and uses smoked wheat along with barley malt.

Added: Tuesday, November 22nd 2016

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Residents fight to save Sheffield pub

Residents fight to save Sheffield pub

Sheffield pubgoers plan to stall an attempt by Enterprise Inns to sell the Cherry Tree pub to the Co-op, which will turn it into a retail outlet. Residents, backed by the local branch of CAMRA, plan to apply for Asset of Community Value status for the pub, which if granted will give them six months to find an alternative buyer.

Added: Monday, November 21st 2016

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Taste the IPA that launched the revival

Taste the IPA that launched the revival

Beer aficionados will have the opportunity to taste a special IPA at UBREW on 24 November, the result of a collaboration between the community brewer and Roger Protz. The beer is based on Bass recipes from the 19th century and is a new version of an IPA launched at the White Horse, Parson's Green, in 1993 that helped kick-start the IPA revival. Pictured are Protz (left) and brewer Stu Sewell

Added: Monday, November 14th 2016

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UBREW on the move with new beer range

UBREW on the move with new beer range

Community brewery UBREW in south London, where home-brewers can design and make their own beers, is now launching its own range of commercial beer with a five-barrel kit. UBREW opened with crowd funding backing in 2015, the brainchild of keen home-brewers Matt Denham and Wilf Horsfall. Their first beers are in bottle format but may be followed by cans and draught.

Added: Thursday, October 27th 2016

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Marston's boost for ancient Kent hop farm

Marston's boost for ancient Kent hop farm

National brewer Marston's has invested in Hayle Farm in Kent to expand production of Sovereign hops. Hops have been grown at the farm for some 400 years and land used to graze sheep has been cleared to grow 30 rows of new hops. Sovereign is used in a number of Marston's beers as a bittering hop and will also be used for trial brews

Added: Monday, October 24th 2016

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Big jump in new beer brands

Big jump in new beer brands

New research records a 12% increase in the number of UK beer brands as new craft breweries come into operation. But some of the increase is down to global brewers moving into the craft sector and supermarkets buying their discounted brands

Added: Monday, October 17th 2016

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BrewDog All Shook Up over Elvis

BrewDog All Shook Up over Elvis

Pictured are BrewDog founders James Watt and Martin Dickie, both now known as Elvis. They changed their first names when the Elvis Presley Estate in the U.S. threatened legal action when BrewDog launched a beer called Elvis Juice, an IPA infused with oranges and grapefruit. BrewDog is building a brewery in the U.S. and the two new Elvises are keen to make their mark there with Elvis Juice.

Added: Friday, October 7th 2016

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Nicholson's autumn beer jamboree

Nicholson's autumn beer jamboree

Nicholsons 80 pubs are staging Beer Showcase until mid-October, with 139 beers from many cask and craft breweries throughout the country offering their beers. They will be backed by a number of celebrities, including Tony Hadley and Al Murray, the Pub Landlord, while brewers will give talks about the brewing process

Added: Friday, September 23rd 2016

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Cask beer: it's the talk of the town

Cask beer: it's the talk of the town

The 2017 Cask Report, edited by Sophie Atherton, says more and more consumers are switching to real ale and are demanding greater information about how beer is brewed and the ingredients used. They also want tasting notes displayed in pubs so they can help choose the beers they prefer. To help consumers, Cask Marque, publisher of the Cask Report, is launching the Cask Finder app to give more information to drinkers

Added: Wednesday, September 21st 2016

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Bankers cash in on megabrew merger

Bankers cash in on megabrew merger

Bankers and lawyers will pocket $1.94 billion in fees and taxes from the merger between the world's top two brewers, AB InBev and SABMiller. But some 5,500 jobs will be axed as AB sets out to recoup the £79 billion it has cost to buy out its rival. It will also have to divest of such brands as Grolsch, Peroni and Pilsner Urquell and has sold Meantime of London to Japanese brewer Asahi.

Added: Sunday, August 28th 2016

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