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Hooky kicks off a new range of cask ales

Hooky kicks off a new range of cask ales

Hook Norton, with its classic tower brewery in Oxfordshire, celebrates 175 years of brewing this year with an exciting range of cask ales that includes old favourites and some new beers. The season hicks off in style with Outside Half for the rugby season followed with Double Stout, Haymaker, Twelve Days Porter, Lock Steady and Autumn Ways. As well as cask, there will be bottled versions too.

Added: Monday, February 19th 2024

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Rooster's launches Saison aged 15 months

Rooster's launches Saison aged 15 months

Rooster's Brewery in Harrogate celebrated 30 years of brewing in 2023 and has exciting plans for 2024, starting with a "kettle sour" Saison Wild Wild Life that has been aged in Pinot Noir barrels for 15 months. Oak-aged imperial stout and barley wine will follow

Added: Monday, February 19th 2024

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Carlsberg to axe historic Burton Unions

Carlsberg to axe historic Burton Unions

Carlsberg Marston's Brewing Company -- 6o% controlled by Carlsberg -- is to close the Burton Union system of fermentation. This follows CMBC's closure of three ale breweries, Jennings, Wychwood and Ringwood. The Burton Unions are a historic method of fermenting beer developed in the 19th century to clear beer of yeast and produce a sparkling pale ale.

Added: Sunday, February 4th 2024

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Pale ale and the long voyage to India

Pale ale and the long voyage to India

Des de Moor on the long history of beer brewed for the India trade in the 19th century and the difference between those historic brews and modern IPAs. He discusses the role of conventional brewers' yeast and such wild strains as Brettanomyces that would have given sharply different flavours to the Victorian styles

Added: Sunday, January 28th 2024

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Greene King launches new cask ales

Greene King launches new cask ales

National brewer and retailer Greene King has stressed its commitment to cask ale with a calendar of new beers for 2024, including a warning winter ale and a beer for the rugby season. The brewer says these beers increase customer interest and help grow sales of cask

Added: Thursday, January 11th 2024

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