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U.S. cask beers head for Olympia fest

U.S. cask beers head for Olympia fest

American craft beers in cask-conditioned form will be one of the highlights at the 2015 Great Brtish Beer Festival, to be staged at London Olympa from 11-15 August. The festival, which attracts up to 55,000 people, will also feature 900 real ales from around the UK, along with the announcement of the annual Champion Beer of Britain awards

Added: Friday, July 3rd 2015

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Queen rock beer world with Bohemian pils

Queen rock beer world with Bohemian pils

Legendary rock group Queen celebrate 40 years since they recorded Bohemian Rhapsody -- one of the best-selling records of all time -- with a Bohemian Pilsner brewed in the Czech Republic to the spirit of the original beer from Pilsen brewed there in the mid- 19th century. Bohemian Lager will be rocking and stocking shelves in the UK and then worldwide

Added: Thursday, July 2nd 2015

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Top award for new Bradford brewery

Top award for new Bradford brewery

Just a few months after opening, Bradford Brewery has scooped the top award of New Business of the Year in the annual Bradford Means Business competition sponsored by the local Telegraph & Argus newspaper. Brewery managing director Matthew Halliday is seen picking up his award.

Added: Wednesday, July 1st 2015

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You'd be baamy to miss Black Sheep's ale

You'd be baamy to miss Black Sheep's ale

Rob and Jo Theakston have launched a new hoppy, golden pale ale, Hoptacular, at their brewery in Masham, North Yorkshire. Four hops are used to give the 3.6% beer a big bitter and fruity appeal, with much of the character coming from fermentation in traditional "Yorkshire Squares"

Added: Wednesday, July 1st 2015

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BrewDog to build US brewery in Ohio

BrewDog to build US brewery in Ohio

Pugnacious Scottish brewer BrewDog will invest $30 million in a brewery in the United States, due to open in August 2016. The brewery, along with a tap room and visitor centre, will be based in Canal Winchester in the region of Columbus, Ohio. The brewery will act as the spur for BrewDog's exports. Pictured: founders James Watt (left) and Martin Dickie

Added: Monday, June 29th 2015

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Fuller's offer beer and the Bard

Fuller's offer beer and the Bard

The Montagues and the Capulets will be loving, fighting and dying in pub gardens in August and September as Fullers' joins forces with the Permanently Bard group of travelling actors to stage Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Good food and the Chiswick brewery's full range of beer will be available to help prove that "the play's the thing".

Added: Friday, June 19th 2015

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Reg Drury, a cask beer hero

Reg Drury, a cask beer hero

Reg Drury, former Fuller's head brewer, who has died aged 76, was a passionate supporter of cask-conditioned 'real ale'. In the 1970s, with giant brewers developing keg beers, Reg saved Fuller's cask brands by improving their quality while brewing them in new-style conical fermenters. Beers such as ESB went on to win multiple prizes in beer competitions

Added: Monday, June 15th 2015

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Extra Special Bitter criss-crosses the Pond

Extra Special Bitter criss-crosses the Pond

Four students from the brewing and distilling course at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh have made a deep bow in the direction of Extra Special Bitter by producinga version that stresses the style's roots in both Britain and the United States. Natural Selection uses British malts and American hops, with a name that also commemorates the scientific discoveries of Charles Darwin. Pictured: Sarah Brown, the project co-ordinator

Added: Saturday, June 13th 2015

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Fire robs town of community local

Fire robs town of community local

The Sailor Boy pub in Hitchin, Herts, has been gutted by fire. The former Enterprise Inns pub had stood empty for several months following a ruling by the local council that it could be turned into a convenience store. Campaigners say the Walsworth area of Hitchin now has no pubs and people will have to travel in to the town centre for a drink

Added: Friday, June 5th 2015

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Brum community local scoops top award

Brum community local scoops top award

A Good Beer Guide-listed community local, the Prince of Wales in Moseley, Birmingham, has seen Keith and Diane Marsden (Keith pictured left) named Licensees of the Year by the British Institute of Innkeeping. The pub serves a wide range of cask ales, two ciders -- and also has a vast collection of Cuban cigars

Added: Tuesday, June 2nd 2015

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