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Be an ale expert with Good Beer Guide

Be an ale expert with Good Beer Guide

The 2020 Good Beer Guide, published 12 September, has a Learn & Discover section that will help readers become beer experts with greater knowledge of how beer is brewed, the ingredients used, how it is served in pubs and the best temperatures to enjoy it. The guide will be backed by beer festivals throughout the country that will have Learn & Discover platforms

Added: Thursday, September 12th 2019

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Beer giant's clumsy treatment of Bass ale

Beer giant's clumsy treatment of Bass ale

Bass Pale Ale and Draught Bass, once leaders in their field, have been sidelined by owners AB InBev. The draught beer is brewed under licence by Marston's and what was once the biggest-selling cask ale is now hard to find. The bottled version was once sold world wide and featured in Manet's Bar at the Folies Bergeres (pictured) but is now a filtered beer produced at a keg plant in Lancashire a long way from Burton-on-Trent

Added: Thursday, September 12th 2019

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Greene King IPA gets a major makeover

Greene King IPA gets a major makeover

Greene King has re-launched its leading brand IPA following a long look at the beer's recipe. More hops are now added and it's hoped this will give the beer, with its modest 3.6% strength, greater hop character in the glass. The brewery has also revamped its approach to cask beer, installing smaller casks in pubs with a slow throughput to ensure beer is served fresh and cool.

Added: Monday, September 9th 2019

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Tate bread beer to help save the planet

Tate bread beer to help save the planet

The Tate galleries have teamed up with Fourpure brewery and Toast Ale to make a beer, Elemental, that has 40% of its grain bill made up of bread. The bread is sourced by Toast from bakeries and sandwich makers who throw away vast amounts of bread -- crusts are never used by sandwich makers, for example. Elemental is a sour beer made with cucumbers and a lactic acid culture.

Added: Friday, August 23rd 2019

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Antwerp brewery has a load of Bollekes

Antwerp brewery has a load of Bollekes

The De Koninck brewery in Antwerp, famous for its rich, bronze-coloured ale, has bowed to public pressure and renamed the beer Bolleke after the elegant glass chalice it's served in. Local drinkers never call the beer De Koninck but always demand "a Bolleke" in the city's bars and restaurants.

Added: Wednesday, August 21st 2019

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