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Liverpool gets a love in at Love Lane

Liverpool gets a love in at Love Lane

Steve Crawley has brought the much-missed Higson's beers back to Liverpool -- but there's a lot more to be found at the Love Lane Brewery in the fashionable Baltic Triangle. Pale Ale is far and away the biggest beer, backed by IPAs and Baltic Stout. And there are modern gins to please a young clientele as well as excellent food

Added: Friday, June 26th 2020

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Merger: will Marston's lose its pedigree?

Merger: will Marston's lose its pedigree?

The merger between Carlsberg and Marston's gives the Danish giant the upper hand. "Synergies" will mean accountants will be looking for cost-cutting and savings and this could be bad news for some of the breweries and brands in the Marston's group. And the future of Draught Bass, brewed by Marston's for AB InBev, could be in doubt. Left, the main brewery in Burton-on-Trent

Added: Saturday, May 23rd 2020

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Plans for brewery at Edinburgh university

Plans for brewery at Edinburgh university

Leading Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has submitted plans to Edinburgh council for a new brewery to be based at Heriot-Watt University with its world-famous school of brewing. I&G plans to produce both lager and its Original oak-aged beer at the new site, which will also have facilities for canning and bottling. Pictured: an artist's impression of the new brewery

Added: Thursday, May 21st 2020

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Duncan Sambrook is Young's at heart

Duncan Sambrook is Young's at heart

Duncan Sambrook opened his brewery in Battersea when Young's closed in Wandsworth in 2006. Now Duncan plans to move his plant to the former Young's site that's now part of the Ram Quarter of housing and offices. He will restore a tradition of brewing that goes back to the time of Elizabeth the First.

Added: Friday, May 8th 2020

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Craft brewers hammered by lockdown

Craft brewers hammered by lockdown

A report by SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, shows that beer sales from small craft brewers are down by 82 per cent since the coronavirus lockdown was brought in. A number of small brewers are considering making staff redundant as they have no received no government support. 65 per cent of SIBA members have suspended brewing and some fear they may never start again. SIBA is calling on the government to defer beer duty until the crisis is over

Added: Friday, April 17th 2020

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Cornwall mourns a champion brewer

Cornwall mourns a champion brewer

Peter Martin, brewer at Driftwood Spars in Cornwall, has died aged just 56 after a short illness. His beer Alfie's Revenge was named Champion Winter Beer of Britain in 2012 in the CAMRA competition.

Added: Friday, January 31st 2020

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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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