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Surrey Hills Shere Drop is Champion beer

Surrey Hills Shere Drop is Champion beer

Surrey Hills Brewery in Dorking has walked away with the coveted title of Supreme Champion Beer of Britain at the Great British Beer Festival staged by CAMRA at London Olympia. The festival runs until Saturday. The champion beer event is the culmination of many rounds of tastings and judging in different styles and categories. Photo shows Simon Jones (left) and Ross Hunter of Surrey Hills with their award

Added: Tuesday, August 6th 2019

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Gorge yourself on Cheddar wild beer

Gorge yourself on Cheddar wild beer

Wild Beer in Somerset has used open vats or coolships first used to make cheese curds to launch Coolship 2019, a spontaneously fermented beer blended with beer aged in French wine casks. The brewers say they are not attempting to create a Belgian Lambic type beer as they have sufficient of their own bugs for fermentation

Added: Sunday, August 4th 2019

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CAMRA's big ale fest rings the changes with beer for all in both casks and kegs

CAMRA's big ale fest rings the changes with beer for all in both casks and kegs

For the first time in its 42 years, the Great British Beer Festival will offer live keg beers alongside traditional cask ales. The festival at London Olympia, 6-10 August, will have keykeg beers from Tiny Rebel, Siren Craft and Wild Beer while Harveys of Sussex will offer a chance to taste its beer in both cask and keg formats. The organisers say they are reaching out to a wider audience that wants to drink good beer in different formats

Added: Monday, July 22nd 2019

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Cask vs keg challenge at top beer fest

Cask vs keg challenge at top beer fest

A cask vs keg challenge will be the high-point of this year's Great British Beer Festival (6-10 August) at London Olympia. Miles Jenner, head brewer at Harvey's of Lewes in Sussex, will lead a tasting of his Wharfe IPA in keg and cask versions. He will also have samples of his Tin Lizzie barley wine in keg format for the first time. The new Discovery Zone at the festival will introduce visitors to the brewing experience with experts from malt and hop companies on hand, along with brewers from Adnams,Siren and Wild Beer among others

Added: Monday, July 8th 2019

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Help preserve beer's heritage archive

Help preserve beer's heritage archive

The National Brewery Heritage Trust needs urgent financial help to save a unique collection of documents and artefacts detailing the history of British brewing. The aim is to produce an online catalogue. A crowdfunding campaign is running to raise money and will close of 23 July.

Added: Friday, July 5th 2019

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Burton's historic Unions create new IPA

Burton's historic Unions create new IPA

The historic Union fermenting vessels (pictured) at Marston's brewery in Burton-on-Trent have been called into play to create an IPA that was planned in the nano DE14 plant used to trial new brews. No 1 Horninglow IPA will be on sale in Waitrose and, along with other beers in the series, is bottle-conditioned and will age for several years.

Added: Tuesday, June 18th 2019

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Ssh! Trappist monks sell their beer online

Ssh! Trappist monks sell their beer online

Monks at Westvleteren, the smallest and most remote of Belgium's Trappist breweries, have responded to world-wide demand for their acclaimed bottle-conditioned beers by making them available by ordering online. Previously, beer lovers could only buy the beers by phoning the abbey when a new batch of beer was ready -- and the lines were often busy for many hours.

Added: Friday, June 14th 2019

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A pint of history in Britain's oldest inns

A pint of history in Britain's oldest inns

The title of Britain's Oldest Pub is hotly contested but research shows that the most visited of the breed is the Clachan in Scotland (pictured), closely followed by the Skirrid Inn in Wales. Other popular watering holes include Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem in Nottingham and Ye Olde Fighting Cocks in St Albans

Added: Friday, June 14th 2019

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Viking ale has stormy passage to Norwich

Viking ale has stormy passage to Norwich

Norwich and Rouen celebrated 60 years of twinning by bringing a collaboration beer, Amitie (Friendship) for the 2019 City of Ale. The beer was brewed by Northmaen in Normandy and Norfolk Brewhouse. The beer had a stormy passage, with the boat rescued by a RNLI lifeboat off Harwich. But it arrived on a flotilla of smaller vessels up the River Yare on time (pictured) for the launch of City of Ale

Added: Monday, May 27th 2019

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Old and New England forged beer legend

Old and New England forged beer legend

Geary's Pale Ale came from the first micro-brewery in New England in the 1980s and helped kick start the American beer revolution. The beer was rhe result of founder David Geary touring breweries in England and Scotland and discovering a passion for pale ale. When sales of the beer fell away in the second decade of the new century, Geary looked for new owners who bought the brewery and have revived it, complete with a taproom in Portland, Maine

Added: Wednesday, May 15th 2019

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