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Home brew champions unveiled at GBBF

Home brew champions unveiled at GBBF

For the first time ever, a home brew championship has been staged at CAMRA's Great British Beer Festival. The winner was named as Stephen Folland with his Doggy in the Woods, a 16% stout. He will now be invited to brew commercially at a Brewhouse & Kitchen outlet

Added: Tuesday, August 2nd 2022

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New beers on the block

New beers on the block

Flavourly, the online craft beer specialist, has launched Small Batch Originals, a range of new craft beers from Wiper and True, Brew by Numbers, Siren Craft Brew, Tempest, Anspach & Hobday and Wild Card, In Devon, Salcombe Brewery has launched its first IPA, Atlas, brewed with British, American and New Zealand hops. The Co-op has launched Toast, a hazy pale ale, in collaboration with Toast, using surplus bread from its suppliers.

Added: Thursday, July 28th 2022

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CAMRA unveils top pub awards

CAMRA unveils top pub awards

A Victorian pub, the Boleyn Tavern, that once stood next to West Ham United's football ground, has won the prestigious Community Local award from CAMRA in its Pub Design Awards. Wells & Co and Joules Brewery have jointly won the New Build award for Brewpoint in Bedford and the Crown Wharf in Stone while Stay Original Company won the Refurbishment Award for the Kings Arms in Dorchester

Added: Tuesday, July 26th 2022

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Anger at delay in beer duty review

Anger at delay in beer duty review

Brewers and consumer groups have acted angrily to a delay in a review of beer excise duty levels. The review was announced in the 2021 budget but will not be brought in until the autumn. CAMRA, SIBA, UK Hospitality and the British Beer & Pub Association have all called on the government not to delay the review and to bring in a lower rate of duty for draught beer. Photo shows Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson carrying 30 litre kegs at Fourpure Brewery that are outside a 5% cut in duty

Added: Thursday, July 21st 2022

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Protz chooses some of world's top beers

Protz chooses some of world's top beers

Roger Protz is one of eight leading beer writers who have combined to choose their favourite brews for the new book The World's Greatest Beers, published by CAMRA Books. It will be launched on 2 August, the opening day of the Great British Beer Festival. Protz says he has chosen 33 beers that reflect both great standard bearers along with beers from the vast number of new breweries to be found throughout the world

Added: Wednesday, July 20th 2022

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Hopes rise to save famous Farriers

Hopes rise to save famous Farriers

The Farriers Arms in St Albans, home to the first CAMRA branch in 1972, has been awarded an Asset of Community Value listing by the local council. The pub is up for sale but the ACV means there will be a six-month moratorium on the sale during which time supporters and councillors will seek a suitable new owner who will keep the pub open.

Added: Tuesday, July 12th 2022

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Olympia beer fest is best in world

Olympia beer fest is best in world

The Great British Beer Festival is back after a two-year break as a result of Covid. With beers from 12 countries, GBBF is now the world's major festival where choice is concerned. As well as beer, cider, perry, wine and gin will be showcased. There will be live music and street food, a home-brewing competition and daily talks and tastings.

Added: Wednesday, July 6th 2022

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Hepworth cans beer and hits the gas

Hepworth cans beer and hits the gas

Andy Hepworth, founder of the Horsham-based brewery, has dug deep to install an in-house canning line for his ales, lagers and stouts. He is also stepping up his commitment to reducing CO2 with plans to be 85% carbon neutral by 2025

Added: Monday, July 4th 2022

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Maisie Adam joins battle for cask ale

Maisie Adam joins battle for cask ale

Yorkshire comedian Maisie Adam has joined forces with Black Sheep Brewery in Masham to promote cask ale. In a video commissioned by Black Sheep, Maisie tackles head-on some of the myths surrounding cask beer: that it's drunk only by old men and is served warm, flat and vinegary, Black Sheep describes cask as "the original craft beer", with a wide variety of styles that suit all age groups

Added: Wednesday, June 29th 2022

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St Austell on song with Anthem

St Austell on song with Anthem

St Austell Brewery in Cornwall has launched Anthem, a new pale ale that's brewed with all-British malts and hops. It's the first new beer to be made at the brewery since the arrival of head brewer Georgina Young from Fuller's. The beer features Maris Otter malting barley and four English hops

Added: Thursday, June 2nd 2022

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