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Duvel marks 150 years with devilish beer

Duvel marks 150 years with devilish beer

Duvel Moortgat in Belgium is celebrating 150 years of brewing with a new version of its famous Duvel blond ale. Duvel 6.66% uses six hops and has added orange zest alongside the famous Poire William character of the original beer. Head brewer Hedwig Neven also worked in collaboration with the 't IJ' brewery in Amsterdam, which is now owned by Duvel Moortgat.

Added: Thursday, February 18th 2021

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World's oldest brewery found in Egypt

World's oldest brewery found in Egypt

A team of American and Egyptian archaeologists has found a large brewing complex at Abydos near Luxor in Egypt. It's thought to be the oldest brewery in the world and dates from the time of King Narmer, founder of the First Dynasty. The brewery contained hundreds of pots in which grain and water were heated. Hops were not used at the time. The beer is thought to have been drunk at royal rituals and funerals.

Added: Tuesday, February 16th 2021

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It's time to stop taxing beer to death

It's time to stop taxing beer to death

When pubs reopen they will be at a serious disadvantage to supermarkets. Drinkers will have got used to buying cheap packaged beers that retailers buy at deep discounts -- discounts that pub owners cannot obtain. To support pubs, draught beer needs to have much lower levels of excise duty -- down to the same level as cider.

Added: Monday, February 15th 2021

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After 30 years, Black Sheep hits the bottle

After 30 years, Black Sheep hits the bottle

For the first time in its 30-year history, Black Sheep Brewery in Masham, North Yorkshire, is offering its Best Bitter in bottle. It's one of the country's best-selling ales but to date it has only been available in cask format. But now the closure of pubs and the demand from drinkers has encouraged the brewery to offer the beer in bottle

Added: Monday, February 15th 2021

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Lockdown: pouring beer down the drain

Lockdown: pouring beer down the drain

Two craft brewers in Hertfordshire -- in common with small brewers everywhere -- are having a tough time. Farr Brew is planning to pour casks of ale down the drain and its cellars are full of unsold stock while 3 Brewers has its brewer furloughed and can't supply the 200 pubs that take its beer. Pictured: Farr Brew pumps on the bar of the Elephant & Castle in Amwell

Added: Friday, January 29th 2021

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