CAMRA -- the Campaign for Real Ale -- has called on the government to give greater protection to pubs as it salutes the fact that 2,000 pubs now have Asset of Community Value status. But to stop pubs being demolished or converted, CAMRA wants more planning support. Pictured: locals in Sheffield with MP Nick Clegg supporting the Plough, Sandygate, which Sainsbury's wants to convert to a retail outlet
Added: Tuesday, December 27th 2016
The National Theatre's production of Peter Pan for the holiday period will be boosted by a special beer, Tink's Tiny Batch, that will be available in The Understudy pub on the South Bank and the theatre's bars and restaurants. The beer is brewed by Hammerton's in Islington and is based on its N1 American-style pale ale with the addition of Citra hops.
Added: Tuesday, December 20th 2016
After many months of consulting its 183,000 members, CAMRA's revitalisation team has recommended a softening of the campaign's attitude to modern "craft keg" beers, which should be made available at beer festivals. The proposals, which will be discussed at annual meetings in 2017 and 2018, also call for greater support for tradtional cider and places community pubs at the heart of the campaign's work.
Added: Thursday, December 15th 2016
There are now more than 5,000 craft breweries in the United States and their sales go on booming -- up 8% over the past year. IPA now accounts for 25% of craft beer sales -- but golden ales, Pilsners and pale lagers were up 33%. Exports are worth $116m. This growth is against a background of the rise of AB InBev, the world's global brewer, which is two and half times the size of the total US beer market.
Added: Tuesday, December 6th 2016
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
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
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
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