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No bull: Bradford to get a new brewery

No bull: Bradford to get a new brewery

Bradford is to get its first new brewery since Hammonds closed in the 1950s.. The 10-barrel plant, due to open by the end of the year, is the brainchild of Matthew Halliday, who ran a charity in London and was impressed by the spread of craft brewing in the capital. The new Bradford Brewery is part-funded by the city council and will have an onsite pub where drinkers can watch their beer being brewed. Left, an architect's impression of the brewery

Added: Monday, July 14th 2014

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Students brew classic IPA with UK hops

Students brew classic IPA with UK hops

Stuidents at Heriot-Watt University's School of Brewing have devised a classic India Pale Ale using all English hops. The beer has been brewed at Stewart's Brewing at Loanhead, which specialises in classic traditional beers. Pictured are students (left to right) Amaey Mundkur, Doug Rowe, Jonathan Hammond, Ben Thompson and Craig Thomas

Added: Monday, July 7th 2014

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Medieval beer marks Magna Carta signing

Medieval beer marks Magna Carta signing

Home brewers and a commercial brewery have combined forces to create a special Magna Carta Ale that will help celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of the "Great Charter" in 2015. London Amateur Brewers were offered the chance to create medieval recipes by Windsor & Eton Brewery and the chosen beer was created by osteopath Man Birdi, pictured with his daughter Jani at the brewery with the four founding members.

Added: Thursday, July 3rd 2014

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Wetherspoons hits Dublin with cask beer

Wetherspoons hits Dublin with cask beer

British pub operator J D Wetherspoon will hit Dublin in a big way with its first pub, the Three Tun Tavern, in the Irish Republic -- and it will give a dramatic boost to cask beer, with up to 12 pumps serving real ale from both Irish and British breweries. Pub manager John Hartigan (pictured) has run a Wetherspoon pub in North London and is looking forward to offering a wide range of beers to Dubliners. -- but don't ask for a Guinness

Added: Monday, June 30th 2014

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Beer finds favour in top restaurants

Beer finds favour in top restaurants

Beer from a new brewery in Hertfordshire has become a cult drink in the restaurants run by Andrei Lussmann. 3 Brewers' Classic English Ale is so popular with diners that Andrei and his head chef Richard Cramer are planning beer-and-food matching menus. Pictured: Mark Fanner, left, of 3 Brewers, with Andrei Lussmann, and Richard Bull who supplies the restaurants with apple juice from local orchards

Added: Friday, June 27th 2014

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Wood you believe it: Yorkshire brewery seeks a young cooper to meet ale demand

Wood you believe it: Yorkshire brewery seeks a young cooper to meet ale demand

Yorkshire family brewer Theakstons is searching for an apprentice cooper to join Jonathan Manby in building wooden casks. Theakston's is the only remaining family brewery in the country that still employs a full-time cooper and it needs an extra pair of hands to keep pace with the demand for its cask beers served from the wood

Added: Wednesday, June 25th 2014

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Cyclops casts beady eye on lager & keg

Cyclops casts beady eye on lager & keg

Cyclops, the brewing industry's model for beer tasting, was launched to increase the appreciation of cask ale. But now the system has been redesigned to encompass lager and modern 'craft keg' as well

Added: Tuesday, June 24th 2014

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Big brewer says bottle sales set to soar

Big brewer says bottle sales set to soar

Marston's, one of Britain's leading brewing groups, says sales of Premium Bottled Ales are growing at such a pace that the sector will be worth £1 billion a year by 2010. Innovation in the sector appeals to drinkers, according to Marston's, with gold and blond beers attracting most attention. But the main driver is Hobgoblin, which grew sales by 20% over the past 12 months

Added: Sunday, June 22nd 2014

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See-through cellar taps into cask ale

See-through cellar taps into cask ale

The White Hart in Witham, Essex, has a new ground-floor 'cellar' with a big range of cask ales on view to customers. The Greene King pub will showcase its own cask beers along with ales from micro-breweries in East Anglia. Landlord Dave Arnott is seen tapping a pint

Added: Friday, June 20th 2014

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Craft beers head for Booths summer fest

Craft beers head for Booths summer fest

North-west supermarket group Booths has commissioned special beers from craft brewers in the region for an in-store festival of beer and cider this summer. Customers will be able to try samples of the beers before buying. The range includes a black IPA and a lemongrass beer. Pictured: checking casks at Hawkshead Brewery

Added: Thursday, June 19th 2014

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