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Bobby Neame, stalwart of Kent beer

Bobby Neame, stalwart of Kent beer

Robert Neame, better known as Bobby Neame, former director of Shepherd Neame, Britain's oldest brewery, has died aged 85. In a long career with the family brewery, he helped safeguard its independence and introduced Spitfire ale that became the company's biggest-selling beer in cask and bottle

Added: Thursday, December 5th 2019

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IPA celebrates Borough Market's 21 years

IPA celebrates Borough Market's 21 years

A special IPA, brewed with "wet hops" straight from the harvest, has been brewed to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Borough Market at London Bridge and is on sale in bars and restaurants. Fuggles hops are grown under the roof of the market hall and go straight into the brew as soon as they are harvested. The beer is sold in a sustainable can and is also on draught in the Rake and the Globe at the market.

Added: Sunday, December 1st 2019

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Sheffield puts the steel into beer

Sheffield puts the steel into beer

The Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield is a fascinating view of the city's great industrial past and it was a fine venue for the CAMRA Steel City Beer Festival. Close by, the Kommune collective of restaurants and book shops is home to Hop Hideout, a beer shop run by Jules Gray with a fine range of beers from home and abroad

Added: Monday, November 25th 2019

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Scots ale recalls daring Jacobite escape

Scots ale recalls daring Jacobite escape

Traquair House in the Scottish Borders has a 300 year-old brewery famous for its House Ale. It has now added a vintage ale dedicated to the memory of Lord and Lady Nithsdale, supporters of the Jacobite cause in the 18th century. Lord Nithsdale was charged with treason and held in the Tower of London but his wife organised a daring escape.

Added: Sunday, November 17th 2019

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Kiwi influence for new Fuller's Vintage

Kiwi influence for new Fuller's Vintage

Worries that Asahi, the new owners of Fuller's West London Brewery, can be put aside for the moment with the arrival of the 2019 edition of Vintage Ale. It has a strong Kiwi influence, with hops and crystal malt sourced from New Zealand's South Island.

Added: Friday, November 8th 2019

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