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Blinkered thinking is wrecking pubs

Blinkered thinking is wrecking pubs

While the government has banned pubs from selling take home beer, retail outlets -- including petrol stations -- are free to sell alcohol. Twice as many pubs closed in 2020 compared to the previous year and it's expected many more will close as a result of the restrictions. Pictured, the King William IV in St Albans, now closed, while three retail outlets yards away can sell alcohol all day and evening.

Added: Friday, January 8th 2021

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Roscoe: great victory for all pub lovers

Roscoe: great victory for all pub lovers

Carol Ross, landlady of the Roscoe Head in Liverpool, is finally victorious. She now owns the historic pub after years of struggle with Punch Taverns and New River Retail. She is now free to sell the beers she favours, not those imposed on her by giant pub companies. Carol is full of praise for her supporters throughout the country who backed her in her battle for freedom

Added: Monday, December 28th 2020

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Two beers shine a light on brewing's past

Two beers shine a light on brewing's past

Two breweries in the English Midlands and the Scottish Borders have brought back two noble beer styles from the 19th and 20th centuries. In Northampton, Phipps has aged a batch of its Stingo barley wine for a year while Broughton in Scotland has kept a batch of Imperial Russian Stout in its cellars for 20 years.

Added: Wednesday, December 16th 2020

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Yule tide over with great Xmas beers

Yule tide over with great Xmas beers

Not all pubs are open but there's still plenty of good beer available to help celebrate the festive season. They range from ale from Britain's oldest brewery to beers from modern craft producers. There's a stout, too, plus the revival of an ancient style, Audit Ale, that was once brewed for Oxford and Cambridge colleges that had audit feasts when they finished their annual accounts

Added: Sunday, December 6th 2020

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How our love affair with beer has grown

How our love affair with beer has grown

Back in the 1970s the strength of beer and the ingredients used were treated like state secrets by breweries. CAMRA unlocked the doors and consumers began to learn more about their favourite brews. Beer writers started to develop a language for beer appreciation -- derided at first but now widely accepted. Pictured: Butty Bach from Wye Valley with information about strength and ingredients on the back label

Added: Wednesday, November 25th 2020

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