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BrewDog stout takes a dig at Diageo

BrewDog stout takes a dig at Diageo

Feisty Scottish brewer BrewDog has launched a milk stout, Jet Black Heart, that takes a tilt at Diageo, the global drinks group that owns Guinness. The beer was chosen by BrewDog drinkers from a range of possible new brands and founders James Watt and Martin Dickie have taken the opportunity to hit back at Diageo which three years ago attempted to stop BrewwDog winning a top award in the Scottish Bar Operator of the Year awards

Added: Thursday, February 11th 2016

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Red Squirrel won't say nuts to investors

Red Squirrel won't say nuts to investors

Hertfordshire brewery Red Squirrel plans to raise £0.5 million through a crowd funding initiative in order to expand its brewery and add additional tap rooms to its current four. The tap rooms allow customers to buy draught and bottled beer and also drink draught in comfortable surroundings. Red Squirrel has won awards from CAMRA and SIBA for its mild, porter and pale ale and needs to add additional brewing kit to keep up with demand for cask and keg beers

Added: Sunday, February 7th 2016

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Olympia fest backs the great British pub

Olympia fest backs the great British pub

PUB16 is a major exhibition that celebrates the great British pub with exhibitors displaying new trends in food and drink to boost sales and attract customers. It takes place on 9 and 10 February at Kensington Olympia in London.

Added: Friday, January 29th 2016

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Breweries celebrate beery milestones

Breweries celebrate beery milestones

Three breweries -- Meantime, Purity and West Berkshire -- are celebrating key moments in their history with special strong ales in 750ml bottles, driven corks and Champagne cradles. Two of the beers -- Purity and West Berkshire -- have been aged in wood while Meantime's IPA was fermented with a Champagne yeast culture

Added: Thursday, January 14th 2016

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Co-op agrees to back community pubs

Co-op agrees to back community pubs

Major national retailer the Co-op has joined forces with CAMRA -- the Campaign for Real Ale -- to protect Britain's community locals. The retail group will allow pubs to remain on land where convenience stores are built alongside and it will engage with all local groups when any change of use is considered. The Co-op will also take into account pubs with Asset of Community Value status when building convenience stores alongside

Added: Wednesday, December 30th 2015

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Mulholland leads new pub reform group

Mulholland leads new pub reform group

Twelve pub groups campaigning for pubco rerform have joined forces to launch the British Pub Confederation to present a united front in the battle with such national pub-owning companies as Enterprise Inns and Punch Taverns over the beer tie and rents. The new group will be chaired by Greg Mulholland MP, who also heads the Parliamentary Save the Pub Group and who steered the Market Rent Only option through the last parliament.

Added: Sunday, December 20th 2015

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Meantime's Miller answers his critics

Meantime's Miller answers his critics

Nick Miller, chief executive of Meantime, says there was no behind-the-scenes deal when SABMiller bought the South London brewery in May. Miller had been preparing to put Meantime on the market for a year and a half before the SAB takeover in order to pay back the original shareholders who had never received a dividend. But now Meantime is in limbo, put up for sale by new owner AB InBev

Added: Friday, December 11th 2015

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Glenn Payne: memories of a beer man

Glenn Payne: memories of a beer man

Glenn Payne, beer ambassador, who died over the weekend of 5/6 December, had a vast knowledge of beer that he shared with fellow beer lovers throughout the world. He was a familiar figure at beer festivals in the United States and judged in beer competitions there. His passion for beer encouraged many to follow in his footsteps and his many friends and colleagues pay tribute to him

Added: Thursday, December 10th 2015

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Belgian inspired IPA heads to Oddbins

Belgian inspired IPA heads to Oddbins

Six Degrees Brewery near Aberdeen, which specialises in Belgian-style beer, has produced a Belgian IPA for Oddbins, with Hallertau Mittelfruh hops added six times during the copper boil. The brewery has also produced two lambic-stytle beers for Oddbins, a straight lambic aged for two years in wood, and Framboise with raspberries added.

Added: Monday, November 23rd 2015

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Round-up: Oakham to double capacity; Moorhouse's to build pub estate; Freedom launches new East India Pale lager

Round-up: Oakham to double capacity; Moorhouse's to build pub estate; Freedom launches new East India Pale lager

Oakham Brewery has won planning permission to extend capacity at its Peterborough brewery to 61,000 barrels a year and will also make a major sales drive in the London area. Moorhouse's Brewery in Lancashire may move into "micro-pubs" in order to meet increased competition from small craft breweries. Freedom Brewery in Staffordshire has launched three new beers, including a lager version of IPA

Added: Friday, October 30th 2015

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