Robert Neame, better known as Bobby Neame, former director of Shepherd Neame, Britain's oldest brewery, has died aged 85. In a long career with the family brewery, he helped safeguard its independence and introduced Spitfire ale that became the company's biggest-selling beer in cask and bottle
Added: Thursday, December 5th 2019
A special IPA, brewed with "wet hops" straight from the harvest, has been brewed to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Borough Market at London Bridge and is on sale in bars and restaurants. Fuggles hops are grown under the roof of the market hall and go straight into the brew as soon as they are harvested. The beer is sold in a sustainable can and is also on draught in the Rake and the Globe at the market.
Added: Sunday, December 1st 2019
The Kelham Island Museum in Sheffield is a fascinating view of the city's great industrial past and it was a fine venue for the CAMRA Steel City Beer Festival. Close by, the Kommune collective of restaurants and book shops is home to Hop Hideout, a beer shop run by Jules Gray with a fine range of beers from home and abroad
Added: Monday, November 25th 2019
Traquair House in the Scottish Borders has a 300 year-old brewery famous for its House Ale. It has now added a vintage ale dedicated to the memory of Lord and Lady Nithsdale, supporters of the Jacobite cause in the 18th century. Lord Nithsdale was charged with treason and held in the Tower of London but his wife organised a daring escape.
Added: Sunday, November 17th 2019
The old question "What did Porter taste like?" is answered by a…