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Greene King: another one bites the dust

Greene King: another one bites the dust

Greene King, one of Britain's oldest breweries dating from 1799, has been sold for £2.7 billion to a Hong Kong property developer called CK Asset Holdings.The new owner has no roots in brewing or pubs and there are fears the tied estate of 2,700 could be drastically reduced, throwing a question mark over the future of brewing at Bury St Edmunds.

Added: Tuesday, August 20th 2019

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Restoring brewing to historic Young's site

Restoring brewing to historic Young's site

Sambrooks Brewery in Battersea plans to relocate in 2020 to the Ram Quarter in Wandsworth, South-east London -- the site of the historic Young's brewery that closed in 2006. Duncan Sambrook opened his brewery in 2008 to fill the void left by Young's and will use the old buildings for a brewery, tap room and museum. Pictured, an artist's impression of the Ram Quarter with the brewery chimney in the background

Added: Friday, August 9th 2019

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£70m expansion boost for Czech Budvar

£70m expansion boost for Czech Budvar

A £70 million investment at Budweiser Budvar in the Czech Republic will enable the state-owned brewery to boost annual production to 2 million hectolitres.The brewery exports to 80 countries, with Germany its main customer and enjoying healthy sales in the UK. It has launched a new beer, Budvar 33, and its chief executive Petr Dvorak thinks most of the trademark battles with AB InBev are now in the past. Pictured, the copper brewhouse

Added: Monday, July 15th 2019

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Seaside brewery is pushing the boat out

Seaside brewery is pushing the boat out

Salcombe Brewery in Devon has a mission to produce not only good beers but also to put something back into the community and help the environment. Seahorse donates to the Seahorse Trust that supports the endangered species while LIfesaver makes a contribution to the local lifeboat station

Added: Tuesday, July 9th 2019

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West Berks bucks trend with beer boost

West Berks bucks trend with beer boost

West Berkshire Brewery has invested £9 million in re-branding its ales and lagers with a 12 times expansion of production and the installation of state-of-the-art bottling and canning lines. It is bucking the trend with a 61 per cent increase in sales of its main cask beer Good Old Boy. Collaboration beers are planned while a further £1 million has been invested in environmentally sustainable production with a reed bed drainage system and a natural habitat for wildlife

Added: Tuesday, May 14th 2019

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Czech mates are a fine team in Tottenham

Czech mates are a fine team in Tottenham

Four Czechs are forcing British drinkers to rethink their attitude to lager. In place of thin, fizzy and bland beers, Zdenek Kudr, Petr Skocek and their colleagues at Bohem Brewery are fashioning beers that are properly aged, use only the finest ingredients and are served in their Taproom using the approved "Czech pour" (pictured) that leaves flavour, not gas, in the glass

Added: Tuesday, April 30th 2019

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Youth takes helm at Greene King brewery

Youth takes helm at Greene King brewery

Greene King has appointed 28 year-old Ross O'Hara as head brewer at its Suffolk brewery. Ross is a graduate of Heriot Watt School of Brewing & Distilling in Edinburgh and has also qualified as a Master Brewer. He is only the 17th head brewer in Greene King's 220-year history

Added: Friday, March 8th 2019

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Stroud: going green in the Cotswolds

Stroud: going green in the Cotswolds

S troud Brewery, launched by Greg Pilley (pictured) in 2006, has moved to new premises where Greg and his team produce a range of organic beers to meet his passion for aiding the environment.The new site includes a tap room and bar where local people can enjoy the beers along with pizzas cooked in an oven imported from Naples. At present Stroud has a 20-barrel kit but Greg plans to expand to 40 barrels as demand grows

Added: Monday, February 25th 2019

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Fuller's: end of family brewing in London

Fuller's: end of family brewing in London

The sale for £250 million of Fuller's brewery and brands to Asahi of Japan brings to an end the long history of family brewing in London. Fuller's sold up as a result of falling profits from brewing, with cask sales in particular down by 10 per cent, with far more money to be made from pub retailing. The worry now is that the Japanese giant will reduce the beer range is order to turn London Pride into an "international brand".

Added: Sunday, January 27th 2019

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Poppyland safe in new brewing hands

Poppyland safe in new brewing hands

Martin Warren, prize-winning owner of Poppyland Brewery in Cromer, has handed over ownership of the brewery to Dave Cornell. Dave is moving to the Norfolk seaside town to continue to brew the eclectic range of beers, some using foraged plants and herbs, and will build on the portfolio. Dave is seen on the left with Martin in the brewhouse

Added: Tuesday, January 8th 2019

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