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Festbier celebrates British malt and hops

Festbier celebrates British malt and hops

Utopian Brewing, the craft lager brewery in Devon, has launched its annual Festbier to coincide with the annual Munich Oktoberfest. While it's a lager, the beer is brewed with 100% British-grown ingredients -- including a version of the Bavarian Hersbrucker hop from the Hallertau region.

Added: Thursday, September 21st 2023

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Big beer week seeks to boost cask ale

Big beer week seeks to boost cask ale

Cask Ale Week -- 21 September to 1 October -- will seek to boost the fortunes of Britain's unique beer style as it attempts to recover from Covid and lockdowns. Sales of cask ale are down by an alarming 20 per cent though some brewers -- including Timothy Taylor and Robinsons -- say sales are recovering well. Brewers and pub companies will support Cask Ale Week with special promotions in their pubs.

Added: Tuesday, September 19th 2023

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How long should a lager beer be aged?

How long should a lager beer be aged?

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has launched 12 Moons, a lager that's aged and matured for 12 months. Dougal Sharp, the founder of I&G, thinks it may be the longest-lagered beer in the word. Samichlaus, brewed in Austria, is aged for 10 months while the Czech Budweiser Budvar Reserve enjoys 200 days in the lager cellar.

Added: Monday, September 11th 2023

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Tim Taylor & Thornbridge join forces

Tim Taylor & Thornbridge join forces

Famous Yorkshire brewer Timothy Taylor has joined forces with leading craft brewer Thornbridge in Derbyshire to produce a collaboratilon brew, Artesian, 4.2%, a pale ale with the addition of elderflower and gooseberry

Added: Monday, August 21st 2023

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Global giant set to axe White Shield IPA

Global giant set to axe White Shield IPA

Molson Coors, a global brewer that took over the old Bass breweries in Burton-on-Trent, says it plans to "rest" production of Worthington's White Shield, a world-famous Burton IPA first brewed in the 19th century. Production has ceased for the "foreseeable future", which means it's unlikely to be brewed again. But Molson Coors say the beer remains part of its portfolio and the group refuses to sell the brand

Added: Monday, August 14th 2023

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Elland Brewery wins top beer award

Elland Brewery wins top beer award

Elland Brewery in Yorkshire has won the coveted Champion Beer of Britain award for 1872 Porter at CAMRA's Great British Beer Festival at London Olympia. The beer has previously been named Champion Winter Beer four times. There were also awards for beers in a range of categories

Added: Wednesday, August 2nd 2023

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Greene King pins its hopes on cask

Greene King pins its hopes on cask

Greene King has joined forces with fellow Suffolk brewer Nethergate to launch two new cask beers that will be available in 4.5 gallon pins that will help pubs with a slow turnover and avoid wastage

Added: Wednesday, July 5th 2023

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Thornbridge goes big on bottles

Thornbridge goes big on bottles

Thornbridge Brewery in Derbyshire is boosting the premium bottled beer sector with the launch of seven beers in bottle-conditioned form. The beers include its leading beer Jaipur IPA, and six others that are all available in cask form as well. One of the seven is Kelham Island Pale Rider: Kelham Island Brewery in Sheffield closed in 2022 but has reopened with the support of local beer-loving entrepreneurs

Added: Friday, June 16th 2023

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Launch of Belgian & Brit collab beers

Launch of Belgian & Brit collab beers

Four brewers from the Norfolk area went to Leuven in Belgium earlier this year to meet with counterparts there and plan beers using both British and Belgian ingredients and styles. The beers were unveiled at the launch of Norwich City of Ale and will be available in some of the 59 pubs supporting the festivities.

Added: Monday, May 29th 2023

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New home for historic hops collection

New home for historic hops collection

The National Hop Collection is moving to a new and bigger site in Kent where as many as 350 varieties will be grown and collated. Dr Peter Darby (pictured), founder of Wye Hops, has come out of retirement to oversee the move and the planting of the hops. The collection is supported by Shepherd Neame, Britain's oldest brewer based in Faversham. It has funded the move and will continue to give financial backing for at least five years

Added: Monday, May 8th 2023

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