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Budvar goes for growth but legal wrangles continue with AB InBev

Budvar goes for growth but legal wrangles continue with AB InBev

Petr Dvorak, the new managing director of Budweiser Budvar in the Czech Republic, is masterminding a £80 million expansion programme at the brewery to build production and sales. The brewery is still locked in disputes with global giant AB InBev over the Budweiser trademark but Dvorak is confident that sales of Original, Budvar Dark, Krausen beer and tank beer will forge ahead in both domestic and overseas markets

Added: Monday, October 16th 2017

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Rates time bomb killing pubs -- CAMRA

Rates time bomb killing pubs -- CAMRA

Pubs face closure due to the crippling level of business rates imposed by the government. CAMRA -- the Campaign for Real Ale -- is making a submission to the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, ahead of the November Budget, calling for £5,000 annual rates relief for pubs to keep them in business.

Added: Thursday, September 28th 2017

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Cask beer is pub hero says report

Cask beer is pub hero says report

The latest Cask Report underlines the importance of cask beer -- real ale --to Britain's pubs. With many new breweries opening, cask beer continues to encourage people to visit local pubs and enjoy the range on offer. The report says the diversity of beer available is now wide and consumption of real ale in pubs aids the British economy far more than coffee shops.

Added: Wednesday, September 27th 2017

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Raise a glass to our great national drink

Raise a glass to our great national drink

Pubs across the country will support Cask Ale Week, an annual celebration of Britain's unique contribution to the world of beer. With 1,700 breweries in the UK and a myriad of styles, there will be plenty to enjoy during the week. So hurry to a pub and order a Pint of the Best

Added: Monday, September 18th 2017

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Salute Good Beer Guide's Famous 5 pubs

Salute Good Beer Guide's Famous 5 pubs

The 45th edition of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide lists 4,500 pubs -- and five of them have graced all 45 editions of the guide. The pubs are in London, Liverpool, Dorset and Cambridgeshire and all share the same appeal -- superb pints of great beer. Pictured: the Buckingham Arms in Petty France, London, SW1

Added: Sunday, September 17th 2017

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Carlsberg gets to the roots of barley

Carlsberg gets to the roots of barley

Danish brewer Carlsberg has found the genome in barley and its scientists are developing new varieties of grain that can resist drought and extreme temperatures and also use less water. The brewer is reducing its carbon footprint and is also developing new hop varieties that can be grown in the Nordic countries and Russia, which are too cold for conventional hops

Added: Tuesday, August 29th 2017

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Lad or lassie? Hop is caught in a bind

Lad or lassie? Hop is caught in a bind

A new hop has led to raised eyebrows at Hogs Back Brewery in Surrey where some of the Farnham White Bine variety has changed sex -- from female to male. The hop variety was brought back from the dead a few years ago by Hogs Back and grown on a field opposite the brewery. But now the brewery has discovered that some of the hops have switched gender from female to male -- and only female hops are needed for making beer. Hogs Back managing director Rupert Thompson is perplexed

Added: Monday, August 14th 2017

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Warwickshire Bitter wins Olympia Gold

Warwickshire Bitter wins Olympia Gold

Church End Brewery's Goats Milk Bitter has walked away with the Gold award in the Champion Beer of Britain competition staged by CAMRA at the Great British Beer Festival at London Olympia. The beer was first brewed as a one-off for a pub but proved so popular it has become a regular part of the brewery's range. Paul Hamblett from Church End is seen with the trophy at Olympia

Added: Tuesday, August 8th 2017

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CAMRA fest to back genuine craft beer

CAMRA fest to back genuine craft beer

This year's Great British Beer Festival will have a strong campaigning theme as SIBA joins forces with CAMRA to emphasise beers produced by genuine craft brewers. The SIBA logo of Assured British Craft Brewer will be widely used throughout the festival at a time when global brewers are buying small breweries in both Britain and the United States.The festival will have several hundred British cask beers along with a World Beer section featuring beers from the U.S., Australia and New Zealand

Added: Wednesday, July 26th 2017

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Here's one I brewed earlier...

Here's one I brewed earlier...

Audit Ale is a historc beer style, once brewed for Oxford and Cambridge colleges for the annual Audit Feast. Last October I helped brew a version of the beer at the White Horse Brewery near Oxford, backed by Titanic Brewery. The 7% beer was then aged in wood -- a wine cask obtained from the port industry. After several months in cask, the finished beer is a revelation

Added: Sunday, July 23rd 2017

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