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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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Fergus Fitzgerald, the brewer making Adnams fighting fit for the future

Fergus Fitzgerald, the brewer making Adnams fighting fit for the future

As Adnams celebrates 150 years of brewing in the Suffolk seaside town of Southwold, production director Fergus Fitzgerald has reshaped the beer range with such popular new ales as Mosaic and Ghost Ship. With most beer sold to the free trade, Fergus is producing craft keg as well as cask and has seen Ghost Ship became Adnams' leading beer

Added: Monday, March 28th 2022

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Roscoe's Carol: the scars are healing

Roscoe's Carol: the scars are healing

Following a long battle with here landlords, Carol Ross is now the proud owner of the Roscoe Head in Liverpool, one of only five pubs to be listed in the Good Beer Guide for 50 years. She still bears the scars of her battle to win control of the pub but is now turning her attention to saving cask ale as it's replaced by "craft beer" in many Merseyside pubs

Added: Monday, March 21st 2022

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How Sheffield pub boosted Landlord

How Sheffield pub boosted Landlord

It's 10 years since Dave Wickett, landlord of the famous Fat Cat pub in Sheffield, died. Dave, who also founded Kelham Island Brewery, needed cask beer for the Fat Cat and brought Timothy Taylor Landlord from North Yorkshire. The beer had never been sold outside its immediate area before but its success in Sheffield turned it into a national brand.

Added: Thursday, March 10th 2022

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Black Sheep in big push to boost cask

Black Sheep in big push to boost cask

Charlene Lyons, chief executive of Black Sheep Brewery in Yorkshire, is spearheading a major campaign to boost cask beer. "It's the heart of what we," she says. The brewery has recovered strongly from the pandemic and lockdowns and now aims, using social media, to attract young people to the pleasures of real ale. But older drinkers will not be forgotten. "There are a lot of lapsed cask drinkers out there," she says.

Added: Wednesday, March 2nd 2022

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Mad Squirrel meets Frank the Tank

Mad Squirrel meets Frank the Tank

Mad Squirrel Brewery in Hertfordshire has developed a new system of serving fresh draught beer from a tank. Its taproom in St Albans has its best-selling Sumo pale ale on sale, stored in Frank the Tank. The beer is unfiltered and unpasteurised and contains live yeast. It stays in drinkable condition for five days

Added: Sunday, January 23rd 2022

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Brewers bullish about cask beer revival

Brewers bullish about cask beer revival

Sales of cask beer fell like a stone during the covid lockdowns but brewers feel confident that a revival is underway. Stuart Bateman, pictured with his sister Jaclyn, says his Lincolnshire brewery is doing well but cask must not be priced beyond drinkers' means. Tom Stainer of CAMRA says cask beer must be treated as a pub's Unique Selling Point while James Calder of SIBA argues that many independent brewers are well placed to meet consumer demand for real ale

Added: Thursday, January 20th 2022

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ESB at 50: rolling back the years

ESB at 50: rolling back the years

Fuller's famous strong ale ESB is 50 years old and Justin Hawke at Moor Beer, working with the Chiswick brewery, has brewed Rebirth, using the original recipe. Today only English hops are used but Justin has a mix of English, American, Australian and Slovenian varieties. He has also brought back maize, which is no longer used by Fuller's

Added: Sunday, December 19th 2021

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Beers to get Santa stuck in the chimney

Beers to get Santa stuck in the chimney

Christmas is bursting with a fine range of beers with strong ales and even an oak-aged Pilsner. Santa Claus would certainly get stuck in the chimney if he partakes of some of these beers.

Added: Monday, December 13th 2021

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Can it! How branding boosts beer

Can it! How branding boosts beer

In his new book Beer by Design, Pete Brown traces the rise of branding and marketing from the Bass Red Triangle in the 19th century to the use of modern design and typefaces to promote the vast range of craft beers throughout the world. He shows how even ultra-modern breweries such as BrewDog have benefitted from an overhaul and new image

Added: Thursday, December 9th 2021

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