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Marston's pulls plug on brewing heritage

Marston's pulls plug on brewing heritage

Marston's has ended 190 years of brewing by selling its breweries to Carlsberg, Carlsberg, which has also bought Britvic, says it will create an integrated beer and soft drinks business, and will continue to supply ale as well as lager to pubs. But it has not committed to keeping the Marston's plants in Burton and Wolverhampton.

Added: Tuesday, July 9th 2024

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Burton merger is good news for drinkers

Burton merger is good news for drinkers

The Heritage Brewery in Burton was forced to look for a new site when the National Brewery Centre closed. It has now merged with Burton Bridge Brewery where Geoff Mumford and Bruce Wilkinson had been brewing for 43 years and were keen to retire. The merged brewery will produce classic beers from both breweries and has plans to make some barrel-aged beers

Added: Tuesday, July 2nd 2024

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Burton 'beast' is brewing in Bakewell

Burton 'beast' is brewing in Bakewell

Marston's, part of Carlsberg Marston's Brewing Company, has donated a Burton Union set to Thornbridge Brewery in Derbyshire. Earlier this year CMBC said it was closing its Unions on the grounds of cost. Its brewing team went to Thornbridge to help install a set that will now brew occasional batches of Jaipur with a new beer, Union IPA.

Added: Thursday, June 27th 2024

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Historic Anchor ready to steam again

Historic Anchor ready to steam again

Anchor Brewery in San Francisco, famous for its Steam Beer, has been bought by the billionaire chief executive of Chobani yogurt, who plans to reopen the plant by the end of 2024. Anchor was closed by Sapporo in 2023 and it was feared the US would lose the last producer of Steam Beer, a style that dates from the Gold Rush at the end of the 19th century. It's a beer fermented with lager yeast but at an ale temperature

Added: Sunday, June 9th 2024

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Greene King's vision for ale sector

Greene King's vision for ale sector

Brewer and retailer Greene King is launching an innovative programme to boost interest in and sales of ale. It says ale is a major category in cask and keg and drinkers need to be made more aware of the category with information at the bar and special branded glasses

Added: Friday, March 15th 2024

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Batemans celebrates 150th with new ale

Batemans celebrates 150th with new ale

Batemans Brewery in Wainfleet, Lincolnshire, is celebrating 150 years of brewing in 2024 and has rebranded with a new logo and pump clips. It is about to launch a new cask beer called 5G to represent the fifth generation of the family to run the company. Pictured: managing director Stuart Bateman and marketing director Jaclyn Bateman

Added: Tuesday, March 12th 2024

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Greene King launches new cask ales

Greene King launches new cask ales

Greene King is launching two seasonal cask ales for the spring period, Spring Break and Hopping Special are two full-bodied beers with big hop flavours. They are part of the brewery's rolling programme of cask beers available throughout the year.

Added: Thursday, March 7th 2024

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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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