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Hogs Back IPA celebrates return of pubs

Hogs Back IPA celebrates return of pubs

Hogs Back Brewery in Surrey has launched an East Coast IPA to celebrate the re-opening of pubs on 4 July. Seven hops are used in the beer, including Cascade grown in the brewery's own garden. The hop garden covers 8.5 acres and supplies the brewery with 50% of its hops needs. A malt kiln will be added to dry hops within 24 hours of being picked.

Added: Monday, June 29th 2020

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Plans for brewery at Edinburgh university

Plans for brewery at Edinburgh university

Leading Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has submitted plans to Edinburgh council for a new brewery to be based at Heriot-Watt University with its world-famous school of brewing. I&G plans to produce both lager and its Original oak-aged beer at the new site, which will also have facilities for canning and bottling. Pictured: an artist's impression of the new brewery

Added: Thursday, May 21st 2020

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Take a visual tour of award-winning pubs

Take a visual tour of award-winning pubs

Pubs may be shut with no firm date for re-opening but beer lovers can take a visual tour of award-winning hostelries chosen by CAMRA's Pub Design Awards. They include some new builds and some pubs that have been restored to their former glory. The winners include the Farmers' Arms in Devon (pictured)

Added: Tuesday, May 5th 2020

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Brewers come to the aid of the NHS

Brewers come to the aid of the NHS

Brewers in East London and Somerset are launching special initiatives to back the hard-press NHS during the coronavirus crisis. Signature Brew, who specialise in collaboration beers with rock bands, has produced Nightingale Pale Ale, with £1 from each can going to the NHS. Pitchfork plans a virtual beer festival with again part of the proceeds going to the health service.

Added: Wednesday, April 29th 2020

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New struggle over future of Roscoe Head

New struggle over future of Roscoe Head

Carol Ross, pictured, landlady of the Roscoe Head in Liverpool -- one of the Famous Five pubs to feature in every edition of the Good Beer Guide -- is once again locked in a dispute with her landlord over its future. Last year New River Retail said it would more than double her rent and refused her request for Market Rent Only that would allow her sell beers free of the tie. Her lease is up for renewal and it's unclear whether New River will keep her on

Added: Monday, April 27th 2020

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Craft brewers hammered by lockdown

Craft brewers hammered by lockdown

A report by SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, shows that beer sales from small craft brewers are down by 82 per cent since the coronavirus lockdown was brought in. A number of small brewers are considering making staff redundant as they have no received no government support. 65 per cent of SIBA members have suspended brewing and some fear they may never start again. SIBA is calling on the government to defer beer duty until the crisis is over

Added: Friday, April 17th 2020

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Sam Smith's horses deliver beer at home

Sam Smith's horses deliver beer at home

The usually secretive Yorkshire brewer Sam Smith's is up front and out on the streets, using its traditional horse-drawn drays to deliver bottled beers to people locked in doors and unable to go to the pub

Added: Wednesday, April 15th 2020

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Pub heroes boost their communities

Pub heroes boost their communities

As the pub lockdown enters its second week, pubs in England, Scotland and Wales are offering help to their communities with delivery services of fresh food, meals-on-wheels for senior citizens and accommodation for NHS nurses. Pictured: fire fighters at Cwbran with food parcels supplied by Brain's brewery in Cardiff

Added: Monday, April 6th 2020

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Sainsbury's Six to the rescue

Sainsbury's Six to the rescue

Sainsbury's has come to the rescue of drinkers who can't get to the pub. The supermarket group has launched a range of six beers from craft brewers that are a long way removed from mainstream beers.Several use unusual ingredients and some IPAs are well-hopped with American and Kiwi varieties

Added: Friday, March 20th 2020

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CAMRA & SIBA in bid to boost beer

CAMRA & SIBA in bid to boost beer

The Campaign for Real Ale and the Society of Independent Brewers have joined forces in an attempt to boost pubs and breweries during the corona virus crisis. They will encourage pubs to make meals and beer available for home delivery for people who are forced to self-isolate. CAMRA is also working with Crowdfunder to help raise much-needed income for pubs

Added: Thursday, March 19th 2020

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