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The IPA bandwagon goes rolling on

The IPA bandwagon goes rolling on

Just when you thought there could be no further versions of IPA, along come two new interpretations -- Milk Shake and wild. Milk Shake IPAs are brewed with the addition of lactose that can't be fermented by brewer's yeast and gives a creamy note to the beer, while wild Brettanomyces yeast leaves a funky and acidic note. The Brett beers are brewed by Beavertown (pictured)

Added: Saturday, May 8th 2021

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Saltaire brews a Helles of a good lager

Saltaire brews a Helles of a good lager

Saltaire Brewery in Shipley, West Yorkshire, has brewed a 5% Helles beer, along the lines of the famous Bavarian style consumed in large quantities in Munich beer gardens. The beer is cold conditioned or lagered for six weeks

Added: Tuesday, May 4th 2021

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Beer and whisky unite on Islay

Beer and whisky unite on Islay

Innis & Gunn has launched an Islay Whisky Cask beer that has been aged in casks at the famous Laphroaig distillery on the island. The casks give the beer a peat, oak and iodine note, with the beer contributing roasted grain and hop character. It's a one-off special edition and will not be repeated so order now

Added: Monday, April 19th 2021

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Wigan brewery: beers with hops & a heart

Wigan brewery: beers with hops & a heart

The Hophurst Brewery in Wigan brews great beers and also helps re-skill people over 50 to enable them to get back into the labour market. The brewery opened in 2014 and now has big range of beers available in local pubs and bars and plans its own taproom.

Added: Thursday, April 15th 2021

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CAMRA @ 50: the St Albans link

CAMRA @ 50: the St Albans link

As CAMRA celebrates its 50th anniversary, it also recognises the strong links between the organisation and St Albans. The city is home to the head office while the local branch, South Herts, is the oldest in the country, founded at the Farriers Arms pub in 1972 (pictured) The branch also runs one of the most successful beer festivals in the country

Added: Friday, March 19th 2021

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Strong Budvar flexes its muscles

Strong Budvar flexes its muscles

The Czech brewer Budweiser Budvar has relaunched its strong 7.5 per cent beer as Budvar Reserve with new main and neck labels. The beer is aged for 200 days in the cellars of the brewery in Ceske Budejovice/Budweis and is brewed with pale malt from Moravia, acclaimed Saaz hops and pure, soft water from a well 300 metres below the brewery. The beer is available in bottle in Britain and in kegs when pubs reopen.

Added: Thursday, March 4th 2021

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Duvel marks 150 years with devilish beer

Duvel marks 150 years with devilish beer

Duvel Moortgat in Belgium is celebrating 150 years of brewing with a new version of its famous Duvel blond ale. Duvel 6.66% uses six hops and has added orange zest alongside the famous Poire William character of the original beer. Head brewer Hedwig Neven also worked in collaboration with the 't IJ' brewery in Amsterdam, which is now owned by Duvel Moortgat.

Added: Thursday, February 18th 2021

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World's oldest brewery found in Egypt

World's oldest brewery found in Egypt

A team of American and Egyptian archaeologists has found a large brewing complex at Abydos near Luxor in Egypt. It's thought to be the oldest brewery in the world and dates from the time of King Narmer, founder of the First Dynasty. The brewery contained hundreds of pots in which grain and water were heated. Hops were not used at the time. The beer is thought to have been drunk at royal rituals and funerals.

Added: Tuesday, February 16th 2021

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It's time to stop taxing beer to death

It's time to stop taxing beer to death

When pubs reopen they will be at a serious disadvantage to supermarkets. Drinkers will have got used to buying cheap packaged beers that retailers buy at deep discounts -- discounts that pub owners cannot obtain. To support pubs, draught beer needs to have much lower levels of excise duty -- down to the same level as cider.

Added: Monday, February 15th 2021

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After 30 years, Black Sheep hits the bottle

After 30 years, Black Sheep hits the bottle

For the first time in its 30-year history, Black Sheep Brewery in Masham, North Yorkshire, is offering its Best Bitter in bottle. It's one of the country's best-selling ales but to date it has only been available in cask format. But now the closure of pubs and the demand from drinkers has encouraged the brewery to offer the beer in bottle

Added: Monday, February 15th 2021

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