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Batemans and Thwaites win top awards as Hawkshead sends Kiwi beer Down Under

Batemans and Thwaites win top awards as Hawkshead sends Kiwi beer Down Under

Batemans of Wainfleet and Thwaites of Blackburn, two leading family brewers, have walked away with a host of top awards in international beer competitions, proving that innovation can reap a rich reward. Pictured: Jaclyn and Stuart Bateman, the fourth generation to run the Lincolnshire brewery. Hawkshead in Cumbria is sending a pale ale made with New Zealand hops by its Kiwi head brewer to a beer festival Down Under

Added: Friday, August 22nd 2014

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Top Aussie beer host set for London event

Top Aussie beer host set for London event

Kirrily Waldhorn, Australia's Beer Diva, will host a beer event with Roger Protz on 22 September at the Token House pub in London's Moorgate. Down Under, Kirrily holds beer events in such celebrated venues as Sydney Opera House and appears regularly on radio and TV

Added: Wednesday, August 20th 2014

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Pumping up interest for cask beer drinkers

Pumping up interest for cask beer drinkers

Research shows that more people will switch to cask beer if they''re given information about the beers. CAMRA is urging brewers to use pump clips attached to handpumps on bars to give short tasting notes about their beers

Added: Friday, August 15th 2014

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All steamed up for new oyster stout

All steamed up for new oyster stout

Shepherd Neame, England's oldest brewery, based in the heart of the Kent hop fields in Faversham, has added a keg stout to its range of specialist "Steam Brewery" range. The beer reflects the history of the area, when the coastal town of Whitstable was famous for its oysters in the 19th century

Added: Wednesday, August 13th 2014

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Bolt from the blue: Tim Taylor wins gold

Bolt from the blue: Tim Taylor wins gold

Yorkshire brewer Timothy Taylor, which has won the Champion Beer of Britain award four times with Landlord Best Bitter, scored a stunning victory at the Great British Beer Festival with its Best Bitter, renamed Boltmaker to celebrate a traditional trade in Keighley. Pictured (left to right) marketing director Grant Simpson, managing director Charles Dent and head brewer Peter Eels

Added: Tuesday, August 12th 2014

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CAMRA call to stop Tesco pubs grab

CAMRA call to stop Tesco pubs grab

The Campaign for Real ale is launching a petition at the Great British Beer Festival that calls on the government to close loopholes in planning laws that currently allows Tesco and other retailers to convert pubs against the wishes of beer drinkers and local communities

Added: Tuesday, August 12th 2014

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Phone App to help find the perfect pint

Phone App to help find the perfect pint

Oakham Ales in Peterborough has joined forces with Finnish beer lovers to launch an iPhone App that will enable pubgoers to find perfect pints and to share the information with friends. Drinkers will be able to build their own data bases of good beer and good pubs

Added: Monday, August 11th 2014

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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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