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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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Jaipur leads the cavalry charge for cask

Jaipur leads the cavalry charge for cask

Thornbridge Brewery is pinning its faith in cask ale and the Derbyshire company is producing more of the style than at any time in its history. Jaipur IPA is its flagship ale but it's producing a range of innovative beers, including porters that have proved highly popular. It's beers sold so well at last August's Great British Beer Festival that a second delivery was necessary

Added: Thursday, January 24th 2019

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West Country weighs in with new stouts

West Country weighs in with new stouts

As the clamour for porter and stout grows, two breweries in the West Country have launched new dark beers. Moor Beer in Bristol has worked in collaboration with La Quince brewery in Madrid to produce a series of barrel-aged stouts, some in whisky and rum casks. The photo shows Justin Hawke of Moor (second from left) with the La Quince brewers. And Salcombe brewery in Devon has produced a complex Porter

Added: Thursday, January 17th 2019

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Poppyland safe in new brewing hands

Poppyland safe in new brewing hands

Martin Warren, prize-winning owner of Poppyland Brewery in Cromer, has handed over ownership of the brewery to Dave Cornell. Dave is moving to the Norfolk seaside town to continue to brew the eclectic range of beers, some using foraged plants and herbs, and will build on the portfolio. Dave is seen on the left with Martin in the brewhouse

Added: Tuesday, January 8th 2019

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Beers boost Tryanuary pubs campaign

Beers boost Tryanuary pubs campaign

Black Sheep and Hogs Back are two breweries backing the Tryanuary campaign that encourages beer lovers to visit their local pubs during January. Black Sheep has launched Resolution, an amber beer that's the first of its special ales for 2019 while Hogs Back is promoting its TEA bitter during the month. Pictured: Rob and Jo Theakston at Black Sheep with pints of Resolution

Added: Monday, January 7th 2019

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New ale celebrates Belhaven's 300th

New ale celebrates Belhaven's 300th

Belhaven in Dunbar is Scotland's oldest brewery and it will mark its 300th anniversary in 2019 with a series of events at the brewery, including the opening of a new visitor centre. It kicks off the year with a special new ale,1719, in bottle and on draught, to show both the ancient and modern side of the brewery

Added: Friday, January 4th 2019

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Black Sheep saves York Brewery & pubs

Black Sheep saves York Brewery & pubs

Independent Yorkshire family brewer Black Sheep of Masham has bought York Brewery and its pubs, saving 40 jobs. York Brewery and its owner, Mitchells of Lancaster, went into administration earlier this month but now York will continue to brew and supply its pubs. Pictured are Rob Theakston and Andy Slee of Black Sheep, who have brought the brewery back into profit and are now pursuing a new retailing strategy

Added: Friday, December 21st 2018

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