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Nottingham: great beer, great pubs

Nottingham: great beer, great pubs

Nottingham was once dominated by two big breweries, now long gone. Today there's a large number of artisan breweries, led by Castle Rock, offering great choice drinkers. And there are some superb pubs, including the Kean's Head in the historic Lace Market.

Added: Friday, September 10th 2021

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All hands to the pumps to boost cask ale

All hands to the pumps to boost cask ale

As a result of the pandemic and lockdowns, real ale needs to massively promoted to get drinkers back into pubs and enjoying fresh and unpasteurised beer. The organisers of Cask Ale Week 2021 have set out a whole raft of proposals to get handpumps working again -- and this involves bar staff as well as punters

Added: Thursday, September 9th 2021

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Cask beer is bouncing back

Cask beer is bouncing back

Fears that cask beer would not recover from the lockdowns have been knocked aside by reports from both regional and smaller breweries that sales are booming. Two family brewers, Charles Wells in Bedford, and Everards in Leicester have downsizes to new plants, Brewpoint and the Beer Hall, where cask ales are central to their plans. Pictured: the Brew Hall.

Added: Monday, August 23rd 2021

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Curtis: beer is blooming in Britain

Curtis: beer is blooming in Britain

In Modern British Beer, Matthew Curtis has trawled the country to find breweries producing beers packed with exciting aromas and flavours. It's not just another book about IPAs, but covers a variety of styles from pale ale to Saison, sour, barley wine, stout and lager

Added: Sunday, August 15th 2021

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New pub that's Young at heart

New pub that's Young at heart

Young's has opened a new pub, Alban's Well in St Albans. It's not before time given the long links between CAMRA, based in the city, and the former brewery in South London that stayed true to cask in the dog days of the 1970s

Added: Friday, August 6th 2021

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