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Pale ales triumph in major pub group

Pale ales triumph in major pub group

Nicholson's, the 80-strong chain of historic pubs located throughout the UK, has seen a dramatic increase of 27% in the consumption of golden and pale ales. Nicholson's -- part of the Mitchells & Butlers group -- says many younger drinkers moving from lager find golden and pale ales appealing. But its biggest-selling style is still amber-coloured bitter

Added: Thursday, May 28th 2015

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M&S launches new British beer range

M&S launches new British beer range

Marks & Spencer has launched a new range of bottled beers from leading brewers. While the beers are "own label", the name of each brewery is clearly identified on the labels. Several of the beers feature British malts and hops.

Added: Monday, May 25th 2015

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Flying Dog 'session IPA' says take it easy

Flying Dog 'session IPA' says take it easy

Flying Dog, the American brewery famous for its powerful IPAs and Porter, has scaled down with its Easy IPA at 4.7%. But the brewery inspired by "gonzo journalist" Hunter S Thompson, with labels drawn by thel British satirical artist Ralph Steadman, stays true to its roots with a beer rich in hop and malt character

Added: Sunday, May 17th 2015

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Miller: we'll be dumbed up, not down

Miller: we'll be dumbed up, not down

Nick Miller, chief executive of Meantime Brewing Co, says the takeover by SABMiller won't affect beer quality: "They haven't got the balls to tell brewmaster Alastair Hook what to brew," he says. The brewery's London Pale Ale, Lager and Stout can now enjoy export to other markets while the Greenwich brewery will become a "centre of innovation" for the global brewer

Added: Friday, May 15th 2015

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Italian monks' beer given Trappist approval

Italian monks' beer given Trappist approval

The Tre Fontane -- Three Fountains -- abbey in Rome has been officially recognised as the 11th Trappist brewery. The monks' 8.5% ale was launched this month with eucalyptus leaves added to the brew.

Added: Tuesday, May 12th 2015

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Hogs Back IPA goes back to English roots

Hogs Back IPA goes back to English roots

Fast-growing independent brewery Hogs Back in Surrey has launched an IPA, Hopping Hog -- its first ale in keg format. It will also be available in cask and bottle. Brewery owner Rupert Thompson says Hopping Hog is a traditional English version of IPA while he acknowledges that American craft brewers have helped revive the style world-wide with their passion for the beer

Added: Monday, May 4th 2015

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'Beer Bucks' bond to build I&G brewery

'Beer Bucks' bond to build I&G brewery

Dougal Sharp, pictured, founder of Innis & Gunn, the Scottish brewery famous for its oak-aged beers, has launched a bond scheme that will enable supporters and investors to help the company build a state-of-the-art brewing facility in Scotland

Added: Saturday, May 2nd 2015

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Hat trick for U.S. brewer in world awards

Hat trick for U.S. brewer in world awards

Deschutes Brewery from Oregon, United States, scooped three Golds in the International Beer and Cider Awards, announced at London's Guildhall. Other winners included Oakham and Marston's from Britain and Clonmel from Ireland. Pictured are the winners outside the Guildhall

Added: Thursday, April 30th 2015

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1m euro expansion by Irish craft brewer

1m euro expansion by Irish craft brewer

Carlow Brewing, Ireland's leading craft brewery, is investing more than 1 million euro in an expansion plan that will create 12 new jobs, including the brewing side. The brewery produces stout, wheat beer, ale and lager. Founder Seamus O'Hara (pictured) says there is both increasing demand and space for growth in the Irish beer market and in exports

Added: Friday, April 24th 2015

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Major debate on future of craft beer

Major debate on future of craft beer

The brainchild of Steve Hindy (picured), co-founder of Brooklyn Brewery in New York City, a major debate will take place on Wednesday 29 April at Beavertown Brewery in North London. Featured speakers include Roger Protz, John Holl, editor of All About Beer, Jasper Cuppaidge of Camden Town Brewery and Logan Plant of Beavertown

Added: Thursday, April 23rd 2015

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