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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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Wild beers come to life down on the farm

Wild beers come to life down on the farm

The Crossover Blendery on a farm in Hertfordshire is producing a range of beers inspired by the "wild beers" of Belgium, known as lambic and gueuze. Charlie Wood and George Stagg visited the Cantillon lambic brewery in Brussels and were so impressed with the beers they decided to make their own spontaneously fermented beers back home in collaboration with Elgood's Brewery in Wisbech

Added: Monday, October 30th 2023

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Prize-winning brewery finds new home

Prize-winning brewery finds new home

Farr Brew based at Colemans Green in Hertfordshire, was given notice to quit its farm buildings earlier this month but founder Nick Farr reports he has found a new site, also on a farm just outside Redbourn. He hopes to be up and running in November and will add additional fermenters to add growth. Nick is seen (right) with co-founder Matt Elvidge. Farr Brew has won prizes for sustainability and support for the environment from Herts Life and SIBA

Added: Monday, September 25th 2023

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Parish: new owners to promote cask ale

Parish: new owners to promote cask ale

After 40 years at the helm, Baz Parish is hanging up his brewing boots and handing over control of Parish Brewing in Leicestershire to Bruce Cooper and Charlie Gamble. The new owners say they will introduce new beers and will concentrate on producing cask-conditioned ale. They will also bring back the renowned 12% Bonce Blower.

Added: Wednesday, September 13th 2023

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Hammerton's historic stout London link

Hammerton's historic stout London link

Hammerton's Brewery in North London has restored a link the original Hammerton's in Southwark, south London. The new Hammerton's has launched a stout while its predecessor brewed a number of stouts and porter.

Added: Sunday, September 3rd 2023

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