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Bill Tidy: laughing all the way to the pub

Bill Tidy: laughing all the way to the pub

Bill Tidy, the legendary cartoonist, broadcaster and raconteur, has died aged 89. He kept the nation laughing for many years with his strips in the daily Mirror and Private Eye. He will be remembered by CAMRA members for his long-running strip Kegbuster in What's Brewing, in which an ale lover fought such mega brewers as Grotny and Twitbread and their attempts to foist keg beer on drinkers

Added: Tuesday, March 21st 2023

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Roger Ryman, a proper job brewer

Roger Ryman, a proper job brewer

Roger Ryman, who has died at the tragically early age of 52, turned round the fortunes of St Austell Brewery with two beers that have achieved national sales. Tribute, first called Daylight Robbery, was meant to be a one-off monthly brew but sales "went ballistic". It was followed by Proper Job, considered to be one of the finest of the new wave IPAs.

Added: Monday, June 1st 2020

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Bobby Neame, stalwart of Kent beer

Bobby Neame, stalwart of Kent beer

Robert Neame, better known as Bobby Neame, former director of Shepherd Neame, Britain's oldest brewery, has died aged 85. In a long career with the family brewery, he helped safeguard its independence and introduced Spitfire ale that became the company's biggest-selling beer in cask and bottle

Added: Thursday, December 5th 2019

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Phil Evans: poet of the pub

Phil Evans: poet of the pub

Phil Evans was a radical artist who drew hard-hitting cartoons for Socialist Worker but later worked with Roger Protz on three books about beer and pubs and also did sketches for the Good Beer Guide. He has died aged 68

Added: Wednesday, April 16th 2014

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Peter Austin: father of micro-brewing

Peter Austin: father of micro-brewing

Peter Austin is hailed as the Father of Micro-brewing. Starting with Ringwood in Hampshire in the late 1970s, he built specialist craft breweries throughout the world. His greatest impact was in the United States and Britain where his legacy can be counted on the large number of small breweries operating today

Added: Thursday, January 9th 2014