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Greene King pins its faith on cask ale

Greene King pins its faith on cask ale

Suffolk-based brewer and retailer Greene King has invested heavily in 36-pint casks called pins for its seasonal ale. This will enable publicans to offer a range of cask ales in good condition that it's hoped will invigorate the sector and bring new and younger drinkers to real ale. The small containers will cut back on wasted beer

Added: Wednesday, January 11th 2023

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Klopp boots Erdinger to top sales spot

Klopp boots Erdinger to top sales spot

Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool FC, is also the ambassador for the German wheat beer Erdinger in Britain. As a result of the collaboration, Erdinger is now the biggest-selling imported wheat beer in the country. It's brewed with malts grown on farms near the brewery and with hops from the Hallertau region.

Added: Monday, December 19th 2022

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Santa pours pints of festive joy

Santa pours pints of festive joy

It's time for Xmas beers with some splendid examples from regional and independent breweries, including Harvey's in Lewes, Sussex, which is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Christmas Ale.

Added: Wednesday, December 14th 2022

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Taylor's Landlord leads cask revival

Taylor's Landlord leads cask revival

Timothy Taylor's Brewery in Keighley, West Yorkshire, has seen a big jump in sales of Landlord Best Bitter, which is now the second biggest selling cask beer in the country. There has also been big increases in beer sales from such independent brewers as St Austell and Wadworth.

Added: Sunday, December 11th 2022

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Prize Old Ale: Dark Star 'new generation'

Prize Old Ale: Dark Star 'new generation'

Dark Star Brewery in Sussex has launched a new edition of Gale's Prize Old Ale, a rare beer that's a blend of aged and fresh young beer. POA was brewed at Gale's in Hampshire until the brewery closed in 2066. A final batch of the beer was moved to Fuller's in Chiswick and has been used to make occasional new versions of the beer. Henry Kirk at Dark Start hopes it will now become an annual vintage.

Added: Monday, November 14th 2022

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Autumn cheer from Fuller's Vintage

Autumn cheer from Fuller's Vintage

The 26th edition of Fuller's Vintage Ale sold out as soon as bottles hit the shelves but it's due to be back in Waitrose on 26 October and is also available from the brewery's online shop. The new vintage includes a new English hop called Emperor. The beer is also on sale on draught in a small selection of Fuller's pubs.

Added: Wednesday, October 19th 2022

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Big drive to boost cask ale sales

Big drive to boost cask ale sales

Cask Ale Week runs from 21 September to 1 October and it has a special role this year to reverse the fall in sales as a result of the Covid pandemic and pub lockdowns. The celebration will also attempt to bring younger drinkers on board by stressing that cask beer has rich and vibrant flavours and is brewed from the finest natural ingredients. Bright new handpulls on bars will also draw customers' attention to the beers on offer

Added: Thursday, September 22nd 2022

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I&G launches beer aged in sherry casks

I&G launches beer aged in sherry casks

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn, famous for its oak-aged beer, has aged its flagship Original in sherry casks bought from Pedro Ximinez in Spain, The beer cements the long love Scots have for sherry that was landed in the Port of Leith in Edinburgh, Innis and Gunn's home base.

Added: Saturday, August 20th 2022

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Home brew champions unveiled at GBBF

Home brew champions unveiled at GBBF

For the first time ever, a home brew championship has been staged at CAMRA's Great British Beer Festival. The winner was named as Stephen Folland with his Doggy in the Woods, a 16% stout. He will now be invited to brew commercially at a Brewhouse & Kitchen outlet

Added: Tuesday, August 2nd 2022

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New beers on the block

New beers on the block

Flavourly, the online craft beer specialist, has launched Small Batch Originals, a range of new craft beers from Wiper and True, Brew by Numbers, Siren Craft Brew, Tempest, Anspach & Hobday and Wild Card, In Devon, Salcombe Brewery has launched its first IPA, Atlas, brewed with British, American and New Zealand hops. The Co-op has launched Toast, a hazy pale ale, in collaboration with Toast, using surplus bread from its suppliers.

Added: Thursday, July 28th 2022

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