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Cash help for rural pubs if they expand

Cash help for rural pubs if they expand

A cash injection of £188,000 will go from the government to boost rural pubs if they expand their services to include grocery shops, post offices and libraries. The announcement was made by Pubs Minister Jake Berry, who stressed the vital role played by rural pubs that offer more than just a drink but bring communities together. The funds will be administered by Pub is the Hub, the organisation set up by Prince Charles

Added: Wednesday, March 27th 2019

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Greene King and the importance of brewing with Ernest

Greene King and the importance of brewing with Ernest

Greene King has added to its award-winning Heritage Ales series with a new pale ale brewed with the Ernest hop variety. Ernest was developed in the 1920s but was never commercially grown as brewers disliked its citrus flavours. Greene King head brewer Ross O'Hara says if it had been used in brewing in the 1920s the British would have been drinking New World-style ales back then

Added: Sunday, March 17th 2019

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Going for Gold in SIBA championship

Going for Gold in SIBA championship

Gloucester and Swannay breweries walked away with Gold awards for cask and keg beers in the annual championship at Beer X, staged by SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers in Liverpool. Wibblers Brewery won Gold in the packaged sector. The victors are seen with Master of Ceremonies Nigel Barden, far right.

Added: Sunday, March 17th 2019

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Youth takes helm at Greene King brewery

Youth takes helm at Greene King brewery

Greene King has appointed 28 year-old Ross O'Hara as head brewer at its Suffolk brewery. Ross is a graduate of Heriot Watt School of Brewing & Distilling in Edinburgh and has also qualified as a Master Brewer. He is only the 17th head brewer in Greene King's 220-year history

Added: Friday, March 8th 2019

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Rescued pub now Britain's top ale house

Rescued pub now Britain's top ale house

The Wonston Arms in Hampshire, that was derelict and closed four years ago, has won the prestigious title of National Pub of the Year in the annual competition staged by CAMRA -- the Campaign for Real Ale. Landlord Matt Todd not only serves a good range of local cask ales but also runs a series of events that involve the local community and raise funds for charities

Added: Thursday, February 28th 2019

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Shepherd Neame to launch new cask ales

Shepherd Neame to launch new cask ales

Britain's oldest brewery, Shepherd Neame in Faversham, is to launch a new range of real ales with Cask Club that will aim to improve the style's image among younger drinkers.There will be a new beer every month, including collaborative brews with the likes of Sam Adnams of Boston in the United States. Cask Club will run a Passport Scheme with participating pubs that will enable drinkers to win free T-shirts

Added: Tuesday, February 26th 2019

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BrewDog goes wild over sour beer

BrewDog goes wild over sour beer

BrewDog has launched a range of 10 sour beers from its new plant, Overworks, near Aberdeen, drawing on the experience of Belgian lambic and gueuze beers made by spontaneous fermentation -- but with a BrewDog twist. The beer use a variety of fruits for additional flavour and will be followed by several more "wild" beers during 2019. The beers will go on sale in all BrewDog bars in Britain and also in specialist beer shops

Added: Friday, February 8th 2019

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Co-Op boost for bread-saving Toast beer

Co-Op boost for bread-saving Toast beer

The Co-Op group is helping to raise awareness of food waste by stocking Toast beer in all its 57 stores in London. Toast beer is made with one third of the mash made up of surplus bread. Both the Co-Op and the brewery are keen to make consumers more aware of the need to re-cycle wasted bread and other food and both contribute a share of the profits to charities

Added: Monday, February 4th 2019

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Burton brewer revives Czar's stout

Burton brewer revives Czar's stout

A strong imperial stout, brewed by Bass in the 19th century for export to Russia, has been revived at the Heritage Brewery in Burton. P2 Stout was one of a range of stouts brewed by Bass for export to Czarist Russia. Bass phased the beer out in the 1960s but it's been revived by brewers Steve Wellington and Caroline Horrabin. A draught version will be available at the Derby Winter Beer Festival in late February

Added: Friday, February 1st 2019

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Iron Age brewery found in East Anglia

Iron Age brewery found in East Anglia

Road works in Cambridgeshire have thrown up the remains of a brewery from the Iron Age, some 400 years BC. The work on the A14 road near Huntingdon allowed archeo-botanists to analyse residues in brewing pots that indicate people were making beer along with porridge and bread, all using grain from East Anglia. The discovery follows earlier work on beer-making in the Old World of Egypt and Bablyon: pictured is a depiction of brewing in Ancient Egypt

Added: Thursday, January 31st 2019

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