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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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Anchor's away: an American icon closes

Anchor's away: an American icon closes

The Anchor Brewery in San Francisco, famous for its Steam Beer, is being closed by its owner, Sapporo of Japan. The brewery was bought in 1965 by Fritz Maytag whose success inspired many other breweries to open and start the American beer revolution. Maytag also brewed a range of conventional beers, including Liberty Ale.

Added: Thursday, July 13th 2023

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Thames brewery on a rock and a roll

Thames brewery on a rock and a roll

Andy Hayward gave up a career in insurance to run a brewery in Staines-on-Thames. He has moved sites three times and now has a bar and taproom with space for music events with visiting rock groups. His core brands are named after wildfowl found on the rivers Thames and Wraysbury. His latest beer is a collaborative brew with the Back Beat Brewery in Massachusetts, Don't Fear the Neipa.

Added: Sunday, February 26th 2023

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Wilts family brewer chalks up 180 years

Wilts family brewer chalks up 180 years

Family brewer Arkells is celebrating 180 years of production this year with a series of events and special beers, such as Tradition. There will be brewery tours for the public and a major party in September. The celebrations were kicked off with the unveiling of a plaque by the High Sheriff of Wiltshire

Added: Friday, February 3rd 2023

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