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West Country weighs in with new stouts

West Country weighs in with new stouts

As the clamour for porter and stout grows, two breweries in the West Country have launched new dark beers. Moor Beer in Bristol has worked in collaboration with La Quince brewery in Madrid to produce a series of barrel-aged stouts, some in whisky and rum casks. The photo shows Justin Hawke of Moor (second from left) with the La Quince brewers. And Salcombe brewery in Devon has produced a complex Porter

Added: Thursday, January 17th 2019

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Poppyland safe in new brewing hands

Poppyland safe in new brewing hands

Martin Warren, prize-winning owner of Poppyland Brewery in Cromer, has handed over ownership of the brewery to Dave Cornell. Dave is moving to the Norfolk seaside town to continue to brew the eclectic range of beers, some using foraged plants and herbs, and will build on the portfolio. Dave is seen on the left with Martin in the brewhouse

Added: Tuesday, January 8th 2019

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Beers boost Tryanuary pubs campaign

Beers boost Tryanuary pubs campaign

Black Sheep and Hogs Back are two breweries backing the Tryanuary campaign that encourages beer lovers to visit their local pubs during January. Black Sheep has launched Resolution, an amber beer that's the first of its special ales for 2019 while Hogs Back is promoting its TEA bitter during the month. Pictured: Rob and Jo Theakston at Black Sheep with pints of Resolution

Added: Monday, January 7th 2019

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New ale celebrates Belhaven's 300th

New ale celebrates Belhaven's 300th

Belhaven in Dunbar is Scotland's oldest brewery and it will mark its 300th anniversary in 2019 with a series of events at the brewery, including the opening of a new visitor centre. It kicks off the year with a special new ale,1719, in bottle and on draught, to show both the ancient and modern side of the brewery

Added: Friday, January 4th 2019

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There's dark at the end of the beer tunnel

There's dark at the end of the beer tunnel

After years of growth in the pale ale and IPA sector, dark beer is making a comeback. Tesco stores sold out of stout during the Christmas period as consumers relish the rich flavours of beers made with roasted and caramel malts. There are some fine porters and stouts available but you will need to rush to get a bottle of the annual Goose Island Bourbon County Stout before it sells out

Added: Monday, December 31st 2018

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