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Marston's pulls plug on brewing heritage

Marston's pulls plug on brewing heritage

Marston's has ended 190 years of brewing by selling its breweries to Carlsberg, Carlsberg, which has also bought Britvic, says it will create an integrated beer and soft drinks business, and will continue to supply ale as well as lager to pubs. But it has not committed to keeping the Marston's plants in Burton and Wolverhampton.

Added: Tuesday, July 9th 2024

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Burton merger is good news for drinkers

Burton merger is good news for drinkers

The Heritage Brewery in Burton was forced to look for a new site when the National Brewery Centre closed. It has now merged with Burton Bridge Brewery where Geoff Mumford and Bruce Wilkinson had been brewing for 43 years and were keen to retire. The merged brewery will produce classic beers from both breweries and has plans to make some barrel-aged beers

Added: Tuesday, July 2nd 2024

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Burton 'beast' is brewing in Bakewell

Burton 'beast' is brewing in Bakewell

Marston's, part of Carlsberg Marston's Brewing Company, has donated a Burton Union set to Thornbridge Brewery in Derbyshire. Earlier this year CMBC said it was closing its Unions on the grounds of cost. Its brewing team went to Thornbridge to help install a set that will now brew occasional batches of Jaipur with a new beer, Union IPA.

Added: Thursday, June 27th 2024

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Historic Anchor ready to steam again

Historic Anchor ready to steam again

Anchor Brewery in San Francisco, famous for its Steam Beer, has been bought by the billionaire chief executive of Chobani yogurt, who plans to reopen the plant by the end of 2024. Anchor was closed by Sapporo in 2023 and it was feared the US would lose the last producer of Steam Beer, a style that dates from the Gold Rush at the end of the 19th century. It's a beer fermented with lager yeast but at an ale temperature

Added: Sunday, June 9th 2024

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Adnams: an arrow in the heart

Adnams: an arrow in the heart

Adnams, the revered Suffolk brewer, has reported its needs financial support as a result of falling sales caused by Covid, lockdown and the cask ale sector in decline.

Added: Tuesday, March 19th 2024

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Batemans celebrates 150th with new ale

Batemans celebrates 150th with new ale

Batemans Brewery in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, is celebrating 150 years of brewing in 2024 and has rebranded with a new logo and pump clips. It is about to launch a new cask beer called 5G to represent the fifth generation of the family to run the company. Pictured: managing director Stuart Bateman and marketing director Jaclyn Bateman

Added: Tuesday, March 12th 2024

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Rich City group snaps up indie brewers

Rich City group snaps up indie brewers

A cash-rich City of London investment group has bought two big regional brewers and closed two London micros. Breal Group noiw owns Black Sheep and Purity and says it's on the lookout to buy further breweries that may be in trouble as a result of Covid and lockdowns.

Added: Saturday, March 9th 2024

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Carlsberg to axe historic Burton Unions

Carlsberg to axe historic Burton Unions

Carlsberg Marston's Brewing Company -- 6o% controlled by Carlsberg -- is to close the Burton Union system of fermentation. This follows CMBC's closure of three ale breweries, Jennings, Wychwood and Ringwood. The Burton Unions are a historic method of fermenting beer developed in the 19th century to clear beer of yeast and produce a sparkling pale ale.

Added: Sunday, February 4th 2024

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Batemans beer bonanza marks 150 years

Batemans beer bonanza marks 150 years

Batemans family-owned brewery in Wainfleet, Lincs, chalks up 150 years of brewing "Good Honest Ales" with a series of celebrations throughout 2024, with a range of new beers. Head brewer Buster Grant will re-commission the Victorian brewhouse for some of the beers, using English malts and hops

Added: Thursday, January 11th 2024

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Acorn plans big growth for cask ale

Acorn plans big growth for cask ale

Barnsley's Acorn Brewery is under new ownership with manager Liz Casserly taking over at the helm. She is a vastly experienced pub manager and plans to build on the past success of Acorn with a range of new cask ales, including IPAs.

Added: Saturday, November 25th 2023

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