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Cask Ale Week bids to beat the blues

Cask Ale Week bids to beat the blues

Cask Ale Week starts on 24 September and, despite the new restrictions on pub opening hours, it will encourage beer lovers to go to their locals and enjoy a style of beer that's unique to Britain. Dozens of breweries have activities planned for the week, including launching special beers for the occasion

Added: Thursday, September 24th 2020

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New look tankard for Black Sheep ale

New look tankard for Black Sheep ale

Black Sheep Brewery in the Yorkshire Dales is getting ready for Cask Ale Week with a new tankard for its draught beers in selected pubs in Yorkshire and North-east England. The brewery says cask beer is unique to Britain and it wants to boost its popularity with the powerful image of the tankard

Added: Tuesday, September 15th 2020

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River Cottage and Stroud join forces with beers for organic September

River Cottage and Stroud join forces with beers for organic September

Stroud Brewery has joined forces with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and River Cottage to produce two beers to celebrate Organic September. The beers are Organic Stinger Golden Ale and Organic Rye PA. Stinger is brewed with the addition of organic nettles

Added: Friday, August 28th 2020

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BrewDog in bid to save the planet

BrewDog in bid to save the planet

Scottish brewer BrewDog plans to plant one million trees by 2020 in the Highlands in a bid to capture carbon. Founders James Watt and Martin Dickie say that while they have reduced carbon emissions at the brewery they knew, when they heard a lecture on climate change by Sir David Attenborough, they had to do more to help save the planet. The BrewDog Forest will host retreats and workshops for drinkers who want to do more to help the planet survive

Added: Sunday, August 23rd 2020

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Whisky beer to aid Africa water campaign

Whisky beer to aid Africa water campaign

Ardbeg's whisky distillery on Islay has joined forces with William Brothers' Brewery in Alloa to produce a smoky porter, using the distillery's own peated malt. The profits from the beer will be donated to build clean water wells in Malawi.

Added: Wednesday, August 12th 2020

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Czeching in: Budvan's new pub service

Czeching in: Budvan's  new pub service

The Budvan is a new service from Budweiser Budvar that delivers fresh Budvar Original to pubs with a full back-up service that enables the Czech lager to be served in tip-top condition. The Buvan is seen delivering beer to the Forge pub near Leicester, part of the Beautiful Pubs group.

Added: Tuesday, August 4th 2020

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Brewers at war over tax reform

Brewers at war over tax reform

Plans by the Treasury to reform the tax incentives in Small Brewers Relief have caused a major row in the brewing industry. By changing the threshold at which higher duty is levied, a number of small brewers say they could be forced out of business. A coalition of bigger brewers say the current threshold is a barrier to growth and needs to be removed. Both SIBA, the voice of small brewers, and CAMRA are opposing the changes

Added: Thursday, July 23rd 2020

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Beer inspired by Nightingale backs NHS

Beer inspired by Nightingale backs NHS

Rudi Keyser, founder of Watling Street Brewery in North London, was so inspired by the work of the NHS in combating the coronavirus pandemic that he volunteered to work at the Nightingale Hospital in Docklands and also brewed a special pale Nighting Ale with £1 from every sale going to the Covid-19 appeal.

Added: Saturday, July 18th 2020

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Georgina Young heads St Austell brewing

Georgina Young heads St Austell brewing

Georgina Young, former head brewer with Fuller's in London, has been appointed director of brewing for the St Austell group. She moved to Bath Ales's new Hare Brewery in 2019 but, following the death of Roger Ryman in May, she is now charge of brewing operations in Cornwall as well as Bath.

Added: Thursday, July 16th 2020

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Fuller's historic brewery tap to close

Fuller's historic brewery tap to close

The Mawson Arms, Fuller's Grade II-listed brewery tap in Chiswick, West London, is to close. The pub dates from the 18th century and was named after the Mawson family that bought two small breweries near the Thames that later merged into Fuller, Smith & Turner. The brewery was sold to Asahi of Japan in 2019 and Fuller's is now a pub company. It has moved to new offices and says the pub is surplus to requirements.

Added: Wednesday, July 15th 2020

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