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Santa has a sackful of fine Xmas beers

Santa has a sackful of fine Xmas beers

The festive season is upon us and brewers have produced a fine array of rich and warming brews that will go well with Christmas meals or enjoyed by themselves in front of a roaring fire

Added: Thursday, December 7th 2023

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Historic Burton ales restored by grandson

Historic Burton ales restored by grandson

Jamie Allsopp, seven times grandson of Samuel Allsopp, has restored the name and the beers of the historic brewer who was the first to make IPA in Burton-on-Trent. Jamie has used original recipes and yeast to make Pale Ale, IPA and Pilsner. The beers are currently brewed by the Kirkstall Brewery in Leeds but Jamie is looking for a site in Burton

Added: Monday, December 4th 2023

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Classic stock ale makes record return

Classic stock ale makes record return

Gale's Prize Old Ale, a stock ale that's a blend of aged and fresh beer, was revived in 2022 and sold out within 48 hours. It's now owned by Fulller's/Asahi and a new vintage has just been launched, brewed at Meantime in Greenwich.

Added: Thursday, November 23rd 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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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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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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How NoLO can you get in 'dry' January?

How NoLO can you get in 'dry' January?

It's possible to enjoy good beer and still give your liver a rest in January. There are some excellent NoLos to be found, including the brilliant Adnams Ghost Ship 0.5% on draught. These beers have come a long way from the days of Barbican and Kaliber that tasted like cold Horlicks.

Added: Monday, January 16th 2023

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Prize Old Ale: Dark Star 'new generation'

Prize Old Ale: Dark Star 'new generation'

Dark Star Brewery in Sussex has launched a new edition of Gale's Prize Old Ale, a rare beer that's a blend of aged and fresh young beer. POA was brewed at Gale's in Hampshire until the brewery closed in 2066. A final batch of the beer was moved to Fuller's in Chiswick and has been used to make occasional new versions of the beer. Henry Kirk at Dark Start hopes it will now become an annual vintage.

Added: Monday, November 14th 2022

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Hop on the Tardis for some Dorset ale

Hop on the Tardis for some Dorset ale

Scott Wayland, pictured right in the taproom at the Sixpenny Brewery, brews on an former farm in Cranborne, Dorset, where the brewhouse is guarded by Daleks and K9 -- Scott is a former model maker who provided models for Dr Who. He now makes a series of ales sold in free houses in the area and also in the taproom that draws crowds of 250 on music evenings

Added: Monday, August 22nd 2022

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Adnams joins forces with Sierra Nevada to celebrate 150 years of brewing

Adnams joins forces with Sierra Nevada to celebrate 150 years of brewing

Adnams in Southwold, Suffolk, celebrates 150 years of brewing in 2022. It has joined forces with the Sierra Nevada Brewery in California to make a special collaboration beer called Eastern Edge. It's fermented with yeasts from both breweries and uses Cascade and Chinook hops grown in the U.S. and England. Seen at the launch are, left and right, Fergus Fitzgerald and Dan Gooderham of Adnams with Steve Grossman of Sierra Nevada, centre

Added: Sunday, May 8th 2022

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