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Good Beer Guide shows brewery growth

Good Beer Guide shows brewery growth

The 2022 edition of the Good Beer Guide, published by CAMRA -- the Campaign for Real Ale -- shows that the number of breweries in the UK has grown despite the impact of the pandemic. The guide lists some 4,500 pubs throughout the country that are serving cask beer in tip-top condition. The guide calls on the government to give greater support to both pubs and breweries in order to face the power of cost-cutting supermarkets

Added: Friday, November 12th 2021

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Brewers unite in bid to boost COP26

Brewers unite in bid to boost COP26

25 breweries in Britain and Ireland have joined forces to to brew collaborative beers led by Toast using surplus bread as their contribution to tackling waste. They have written an open letter to world leaders who will attend COP26 to step up the campaign to tackle climate change.

Added: Friday, October 15th 2021

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Fuller's Vintage livens autumn beer scene

Fuller's Vintage livens autumn beer scene

The annual Fuller's Vintage Ale has been released to please beer lovers everywhere. This year's vintage is brewed with pale, caragold and roasted crystal malts with Target, Endeavour, Olicana and CF 182 hops

Added: Sunday, October 3rd 2021

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All hands to the pumps to boost cask ale

All hands to the pumps to boost cask ale

As a result of the pandemic and lockdowns, real ale needs to massively promoted to get drinkers back into pubs and enjoying fresh and unpasteurised beer. The organisers of Cask Ale Week 2021 have set out a whole raft of proposals to get handpumps working again -- and this involves bar staff as well as punters

Added: Thursday, September 9th 2021

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River Cottage & Stroud join forces with organic beers including nettles and hemp

River Cottage & Stroud join forces with organic beers including nettles and hemp

River Cottage, founded by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, has teamed up with Stroud Brewery to launch three new organic beers, using ingredients that aid the environment by avoiding the use of chemicals and fertilisers. The beers include a new hop, CF257, that is undergoing trials with leading hop merchant Charles Faram. Two of the beers include stinging nettles and hemp flour

Added: Tuesday, July 27th 2021

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Thornbridge sees off the pandemic

Thornbridge sees off the pandemic

In spite of the impact of the pandemic and lockdowns, Thornbridge Brewery in Derbyshire is witnessing record ales of its beers and it retains a strong commitment to cask ale, including its brand leader, Jaipur IPA

Added: Sunday, July 25th 2021

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It's time to give cask beer a big boost

It's time to give cask beer a big boost

The Cask Matters Group, made up of brewers and industry leaders, is urging all beer lovers to head for the pub and enjoy cask ale. During the lockdown more than 87 million pints of cask beer, worth £30 million, were poured down the drain and Paul Nunny of Cask Matters says we need to support our "national treasure" or it could disappear.

Added: Monday, July 19th 2021

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Quantock celebrates with Milestone IPA

Quantock celebrates with Milestone IPA

Quantock Brewery has celebrated its 1,500th brew with Milestone 1500, a 6.5 per cent beer described as a "Mountain IPA", combining West Coast and East Coast styles. The brewery was founded in 2008 with an eight-barrel plant that can produce 300 casks per week.

Added: Tuesday, July 13th 2021

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Marston's boss: 'Cask is under the cosh'

Marston's boss: 'Cask is under the cosh'

Ralph Findlay, the soon-to-retire chief executive of Marston's brewery and pub company, says the beer world has changed dramatically in recent years and younger drinkers are no longer passionate about cask ale. The group's biggest beer brands are Hobgoblin and Wainwright's while such revered ales as Pedigree and Banks's are struggling. He says the merger with Carlsberg will give Marston's greater muscle in the free trade

Added: Friday, July 9th 2021

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Chouffe has great beers to go gnome to

Chouffe has great beers to go gnome to

Freedom Day may off the agenda on 21 June but beer lovers can celebrate International Gnome Day with five beers from the celebrated La Chouffe brewery in Belgium. The chouffe are mythical gnomes who lived in the forests of the Ardennes and their image graces the labels and pump clips of the brewery. Draught versions will feature during a tap takeover in Britain while bottled versions will be on sale in key outlets. Pictured: Chris Bauweraerts, founder of the brewery with a gnomic friend

Added: Friday, June 18th 2021

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