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Dutch giant to axe Caledonian

Dutch giant to axe Caledonian

Heineken is to close the Caledonian Brewery in Edinburgh, ending 150 years of brewing at the historic site. The brewery achieved fame when its Deuchar's IPA was named CAMRA's Champion Beer of Britain. Heineken says the Victorian site is not brewing to full capacity and would need major investment to upgrade it.

Added: Wednesday, June 1st 2022

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Kelham Island blown away by whirlwind

Kelham Island blown away by whirlwind

Kelham Island Brewery, famous for its Pale Rider golden ale, is closing as a result of what owner Ed Wickett calls a "whirlwind" caused by Covid, lockdown and increases in fuel, grain and delivery charges. The brewery's famous Fat Cat pub in Sheffield will stay open and continue to sell Kelham Island beers while stocks last

Added: Thursday, May 12th 2022

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Guinness plans £73m London brewery

Guinness plans £73m London brewery

Guinness is to invest £73 million in a new micro-brewery and visitor centre in Covent Garden in central London. The site will cover 50,000 square feet and create 150 jobs. The site will be known as Guinness at Old Brewer's Yard and is on the historic Combe Brewery site that operated from the 18th to the early 20th century and became part of Watney Combe Reid

Added: Monday, May 9th 2022

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Adnams joins forces with Sierra Nevada to celebrate 150 years of brewing

Adnams joins forces with Sierra Nevada to celebrate 150 years of brewing

Adnams in Southwold, Suffolk, celebrates 150 years of brewing in 2022. It has joined forces with the Sierra Nevada Brewery in California to make a special collaboration beer called Eastern Edge. It's fermented with yeasts from both breweries and uses Cascade and Chinook hops grown in the U.S. and England. Seen at the launch are, left and right, Fergus Fitzgerald and Dan Gooderham of Adnams with Steve Grossman of Sierra Nevada, centre

Added: Sunday, May 8th 2022

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Fergus Fitzgerald, the brewer making Adnams fighting fit for the future

Fergus Fitzgerald, the brewer making Adnams fighting fit for the future

As Adnams celebrates 150 years of brewing in the Suffolk seaside town of Southwold, production director Fergus Fitzgerald has reshaped the beer range with such popular new ales as Mosaic and Ghost Ship. With most beer sold to the free trade, Fergus is producing craft keg as well as cask and has seen Ghost Ship became Adnams' leading beer

Added: Monday, March 28th 2022

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Goachers: Kent's great survivors

Goachers: Kent's great survivors

Phil and Debbie Goacher launched their brewery in 1983 and restored beer-making to Maidstone, which had lost two large breweries, Fremlins and Style & Winch. Goachers concentrates on strictly traditional styles and still makes a mild. Phil and Debbie have retired and the brewery is run by their son Howard. He uses Kentish hops and would like farmers to grow barley in Kent.

Added: Tuesday, December 7th 2021

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Pilgrim's way is to brew fine beer

Pilgrim's way is to brew fine beer

Pilgrim Brewery in Reigate is Surrey's oldest brewery and it supplies not only pubs in the county but the Oval cricket ground. It was founded by Dave Roberts, who helped SIBA gain Progressive Beer Duty for smaller brewers. It's now run by a trio who have expanded the beer range and upgraded the brewing kit but remain faithful to Roberts' beers that celebrate the pilgrims who made the long trek from Salisbury to Canterbury

Added: Sunday, November 21st 2021

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Scots breweries aim for the big time

Scots breweries aim for the big time

Innis & Gunn has won planning approval to build a new brewery alongside Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh where there's a renowned school of brewing and distilling. Students will be able to use the brewery's facilities. BrewDog plans to build a vast new brewery and bar at Waterloo Station in London on the site of the former Eurostar terminal

Added: Monday, November 1st 2021

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Cask beer is bouncing back

Cask beer is bouncing back

Fears that cask beer would not recover from the lockdowns have been knocked aside by reports from both regional and smaller breweries that sales are booming. Two family brewers, Charles Wells in Bedford, and Everards in Leicester have downsizes to new plants, Brewpoint and the Beer Hall, where cask ales are central to their plans. Pictured: the Brew Hall.

Added: Monday, August 23rd 2021

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BrewDog saga leaves a sour taste

BrewDog saga leaves a sour taste

BrewDog was meant to offer something different in the world of beer. It attracted young drinkers with Punk beer and encouraged them to invest in the brewery with an Equity for Punks scheme. But now employees have accused founders James Watt and Martin Dickie (pictured) of creating a toxic atmosphere at the company with a "growth at all costs" attitude. And a large parcel of shares have been sold to investment companies based in the tax haven of the Cayman Islands

Added: Wednesday, July 7th 2021

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