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Hooky kicks off a new range of cask ales

Hooky kicks off a new range of cask ales

Hook Norton, with its classic tower brewery in Oxfordshire, celebrates 175 years of brewing this year with an exciting range of cask ales that includes old favourites and some new beers. The season hicks off in style with Outside Half for the rugby season followed with Double Stout, Haymaker, Twelve Days Porter, Lock Steady and Autumn Ways. As well as cask, there will be bottled versions too.

Added: Monday, February 19th 2024

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Rooster's launches Saison aged 15 months

Rooster's launches Saison aged 15 months

Rooster's Brewery in Harrogate celebrated 30 years of brewing in 2023 and has exciting plans for 2024, starting with a "kettle sour" Saison Wild Wild Life that has been aged in Pinot Noir barrels for 15 months. Oak-aged imperial stout and barley wine will follow

Added: Monday, February 19th 2024

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Carlsberg to axe historic Burton Unions

Carlsberg to axe historic Burton Unions

Carlsberg Marston's Brewing Company -- 6o% controlled by Carlsberg -- is to close the Burton Union system of fermentation. This follows CMBC's closure of three ale breweries, Jennings, Wychwood and Ringwood. The Burton Unions are a historic method of fermenting beer developed in the 19th century to clear beer of yeast and produce a sparkling pale ale.

Added: Sunday, February 4th 2024

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Greene King launches new cask ales

Greene King launches new cask ales

National brewer and retailer Greene King has stressed its commitment to cask ale with a calendar of new beers for 2024, including a warning winter ale and a beer for the rugby season. The brewer says these beers increase customer interest and help grow sales of cask

Added: Thursday, January 11th 2024

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Batemans beer bonanza marks 150 years

Batemans beer bonanza marks 150 years

Batemans family-owned brewery in Wainfleet, Lincs, chalks up 150 years of brewing "Good Honest Ales" with a series of celebrations throughout 2024, with a range of new beers. Head brewer Buster Grant will re-commission the Victorian brewhouse for some of the beers, using English malts and hops

Added: Thursday, January 11th 2024

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Top chef helps brew a Cumbrian stout

Top chef helps brew a Cumbrian stout

Simon Rogan, the chef and restaurateur, has joined forces with Fell Brewery in Cumbria to fashion a stout made with the addition of woodruff leaves. It's the first of four seasonal beers the chef and brewery will make. Rogan's L'Enclume restaurant has just been named No 1 in Britain by Harden's Guide

Added: Sunday, December 17th 2023

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Acorn plans big growth for cask ale

Acorn plans big growth for cask ale

Barnsley's Acorn Brewery is under new ownership with manager Liz Casserly taking over at the helm. She is a vastly experienced pub manager and plans to build on the past success of Acorn with a range of new cask ales, including IPAs.

Added: Saturday, November 25th 2023

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Prize-winning brewery finds new home

Prize-winning brewery finds new home

Farr Brew based at Colemans Green in Hertfordshire, was given notice to quit its farm buildings earlier this month but founder Nick Farr reports he has found a new site, also on a farm just outside Redbourn. He hopes to be up and running in November and will add additional fermenters to add growth. Nick is seen (right) with co-founder Matt Elvidge. Farr Brew has won prizes for sustainability and support for the environment from Herts Life and SIBA

Added: Monday, September 25th 2023

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Festbier celebrates British malt and hops

Festbier celebrates British malt and hops

Utopian Brewing, the craft lager brewery in Devon, has launched its annual Festbier to coincide with the annual Munich Oktoberfest. While it's a lager, the beer is brewed with 100% British-grown ingredients -- including a version of the Bavarian Hersbrucker hop from the Hallertau region.

Added: Thursday, September 21st 2023

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Big beer week seeks to boost cask ale

Big beer week seeks to boost cask ale

Cask Ale Week -- 21 September to 1 October -- will seek to boost the fortunes of Britain's unique beer style as it attempts to recover from Covid and lockdowns. Sales of cask ale are down by an alarming 20 per cent though some brewers -- including Timothy Taylor and Robinsons -- say sales are recovering well. Brewers and pub companies will support Cask Ale Week with special promotions in their pubs.

Added: Tuesday, September 19th 2023

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