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Obadiah Poundage: a true taste of Porter

Obadiah Poundage: a true taste of Porter

The old question "What did Porter taste like?" is answered by a collaboration brew between Goose Island of Chicago and Wimbledon Brewery in London.The beer is based on recipes unearthed by historian Ron Pattinson from the old Truman brewery in East London. The name celebrates Obadiah Poundage,a retired London brewer in the 18th century, whose writings gave an insight into how early Porters were brewed

Added: Wednesday, November 6th 2019

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St Albans publicans lead big rates fight

St Albans publicans lead big rates fight

When two publicans in St Albans, Sean Hughes and Christo Tofalli (pictured) launched a campaign against crippling business rates on their pubs, the Boot and the Olde Fighting Cocks, they found that fellow pub owners throughout the country face a similar problem. What began as Save St Albans Pubs has now become a national campaign with publicans lobbying the Treasury for a review of rates

Added: Thursday, October 31st 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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Flavour rules in new age low alcohol beer

Flavour rules in new age low alcohol beer

Low alcohol and no alcohol beers -- dubbed NABLABs -- used to taste like cold Horlicks. Such horrors as Kaliber were advertised by Billy Connolly, who is now on the wagon! But a new range of NABLABS offer the taste of malt and hops and can be genuinely enjoyable. Adnams removes the alcohol from Ghost Ship by reverse osmosis while the Small Beer Brewery uses less grain to obtain the level of alcohol required.

Added: Saturday, June 29th 2019

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Beer and bars bloom in Belgian Beer City

Beer and bars bloom in Belgian Beer City

Leuven is called the City of Beer. The Belgian city, half an hour from Brussels, has two contrasting breweries: Domus brewpub and Stella Artois. The 1920s Art Deco Stella brewery (pictured) is magnificent while tours will take visitors to a number of local breweries, including De Kroon and Hof Ten Dormaal. The Old Market area alone has 36 bars -- sufficient to slake the deepest thirsts.

Added: Friday, May 17th 2019

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Czech mates are a fine team in Tottenham

Czech mates are a fine team in Tottenham

Four Czechs are forcing British drinkers to rethink their attitude to lager. In place of thin, fizzy and bland beers, Zdenek Kudr, Petr Skocek and their colleagues at Bohem Brewery are fashioning beers that are properly aged, use only the finest ingredients and are served in their Taproom using the approved "Czech pour" (pictured) that leaves flavour, not gas, in the glass

Added: Tuesday, April 30th 2019

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New look CAMRA out to broaden base

New look CAMRA out to broaden base

Nik Antona (pictured left) and Tom Stainer, the new chairman-elect and chief executive of CAMRA, have a mission to broaden the base of the campaign and win younger drinkers. They stress that many beer festivals now offer a wider choice of beers and the campaign is about more than handpumps and casks. To boost the fortunes of real ale, they will step up efforts to save pubs as vital hubs of communities offering a range of great beer.

Added: Sunday, March 31st 2019

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David & Goliath battle over historic inn

David & Goliath battle over historic inn

Gary Murphy runs the historic, listed Old Mitre Inne in Barnet, North-west London and is locked in a long-running battle with the Pubs Code Adjudicator (PCA) as a result of his plan to go free of tie with the pub's owner, Greene King. He has spent thousands of pounds of his own money on legal costs and has taken to crowd funding to finance a court hearing with the PCA.

Added: Monday, March 11th 2019

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