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Cask Ale Week bids to beat the blues

Cask Ale Week bids to beat the blues

Cask Ale Week starts on 24 September and, despite the new restrictions on pub opening hours, it will encourage beer lovers to go to their locals and enjoy a style of beer that's unique to Britain. Dozens of breweries have activities planned for the week, including launching special beers for the occasion

Added: Thursday, September 24th 2020

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New look tankard for Black Sheep ale

New look tankard for Black Sheep ale

Black Sheep Brewery in the Yorkshire Dales is getting ready for Cask Ale Week with a new tankard for its draught beers in selected pubs in Yorkshire and North-east England. The brewery says cask beer is unique to Britain and it wants to boost its popularity with the powerful image of the tankard

Added: Tuesday, September 15th 2020

Wood Aged Beer

Why wood gives a magic touch

Why wood gives a magic touch

Ageing beer in oak casks is coming back into fashion as brewers discover the added aromas and flavours wood can give their beers. Alastair Simms is seen at the White Rose Cooperage in Yorkshire with a fine collection of oak casks. Classic lager brewers lined oaks casks with pitch to avoid woody flavours infecting the beer

Added: Thursday, September 10th 2020

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River Cottage and Stroud join forces with beers for organic September

River Cottage and Stroud join forces with beers for organic September

Stroud Brewery has joined forces with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and River Cottage to produce two beers to celebrate Organic September. The beers are Organic Stinger Golden Ale and Organic Rye PA. Stinger is brewed with the addition of organic nettles

Added: Friday, August 28th 2020

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BrewDog in bid to save the planet

BrewDog in bid to save the planet

Scottish brewer BrewDog plans to plant one million trees by 2020 in the Highlands in a bid to capture carbon. Founders James Watt and Martin Dickie say that while they have reduced carbon emissions at the brewery they knew, when they heard a lecture on climate change by Sir David Attenborough, they had to do more to help save the planet. The BrewDog Forest will host retreats and workshops for drinkers who want to do more to help the planet survive

Added: Sunday, August 23rd 2020

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