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Beer and bars bloom in Belgian Beer City

Beer and bars bloom in Belgian Beer City

Leuven is called the City of Beer. The Belgian city, half an hour from Brussels, has two contrasting breweries: Domus brewpub and Stella Artois. The 1920s Art Deco Stella brewery (pictured) is magnificent while tours will take visitors to a number of local breweries, including De Kroon and Hof Ten Dormaal. The Old Market area alone has 36 bars -- sufficient to slake the deepest thirsts.

Added: Friday, May 17th 2019

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Old and New England forged beer legend

Old and New England forged beer legend

Geary's Pale Ale came from the first micro-brewery in New England in the 1980s and helped kick start the American beer revolution. The beer was rhe result of founder David Geary touring breweries in England and Scotland and discovering a passion for pale ale. When sales of the beer fell away in the second decade of the new century, Geary looked for new owners who bought the brewery and have revived it, complete with a taproom in Portland, Maine

Added: Wednesday, May 15th 2019

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West Berks bucks trend with beer boost

West Berks bucks trend with beer boost

West Berkshire Brewery has invested £9 million in re-branding its ales and lagers with a 12 times expansion of production and the installation of state-of-the-art bottling and canning lines. It is bucking the trend with a 61 per cent increase in sales of its main cask beer Good Old Boy. Collaboration beers are planned while a further £1 million has been invested in environmentally sustainable production with a reed bed drainage system and a natural habitat for wildlife

Added: Tuesday, May 14th 2019

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Mild is top of the hops at Harp pub

Mild is top of the hops at Harp pub

The award-winning Harp pub at Charing Cross in London is promoting Mild Ale during May -- and the beers include an exclusive beer, Into the Mild, brewed by Dark Star in Sussex. There will be a rolling programme of milds at the pub during May but the popularity of the style means that Dark Star will now have a permanent pump for mild.

Added: Thursday, May 9th 2019

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Czech mates are a fine team in Tottenham

Czech mates are a fine team in Tottenham

Four Czechs are forcing British drinkers to rethink their attitude to lager. In place of thin, fizzy and bland beers, Zdenek Kudr, Petr Skocek and their colleagues at Bohem Brewery are fashioning beers that are properly aged, use only the finest ingredients and are served in their Taproom using the approved "Czech pour" (pictured) that leaves flavour, not gas, in the glass

Added: Tuesday, April 30th 2019

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