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Marston's pulls plug on brewing heritage

Marston's pulls plug on brewing heritage

Marston's has ended 190 years of brewing by selling its breweries to Carlsberg, Carlsberg, which has also bought Britvic, says it will create an integrated beer and soft drinks business, and will continue to supply ale as well as lager to pubs. But it has not committed to keeping the Marston's plants in Burton and Wolverhampton.

Added: Tuesday, July 9th 2024

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Burton merger is good news for drinkers

Burton merger is good news for drinkers

The Heritage Brewery in Burton was forced to look for a new site when the National Brewery Centre closed. It has now merged with Burton Bridge Brewery where Geoff Mumford and Bruce Wilkinson had been brewing for 43 years and were keen to retire. The merged brewery will produce classic beers from both breweries and has plans to make some barrel-aged beers

Added: Tuesday, July 2nd 2024

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Burton 'beast' is brewing in Bakewell

Burton 'beast' is brewing in Bakewell

Marston's, part of Carlsberg Marston's Brewing Company, has donated a Burton Union set to Thornbridge Brewery in Derbyshire. Earlier this year CMBC said it was closing its Unions on the grounds of cost. Its brewing team went to Thornbridge to help install a set that will now brew occasional batches of Jaipur with a new beer, Union IPA.

Added: Thursday, June 27th 2024

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Historic Anchor ready to steam again

Historic Anchor ready to steam again

Anchor Brewery in San Francisco, famous for its Steam Beer, has been bought by the billionaire chief executive of Chobani yogurt, who plans to reopen the plant by the end of 2024. Anchor was closed by Sapporo in 2023 and it was feared the US would lose the last producer of Steam Beer, a style that dates from the Gold Rush at the end of the 19th century. It's a beer fermented with lager yeast but at an ale temperature

Added: Sunday, June 9th 2024

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Beer: please don't frighten the ponies

Beer: please don't frighten the ponies

Last month Bateman's Brewery in Lincolnshire celebrated its 150th anniversary with a special lunch attended by several hundred fellow brewers, retailers and beer writers. The media was noticeable by its absence. It could have interviewed Stuart and Jaclyn Bateman (pictured), the fourth generation of the family but chose to stay away. Britain is as great brewing nation but is badly served by the media

Added: Monday, May 6th 2024

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