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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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West Berks bucks trend with beer boost

West Berks bucks trend with beer boost

West Berkshire Brewery has invested £9 million in re-branding its ales and lagers with a 12 times expansion of production and the installation of state-of-the-art bottling and canning lines. It is bucking the trend with a 61 per cent increase in sales of its main cask beer Good Old Boy. Collaboration beers are planned while a further £1 million has been invested in environmentally sustainable production with a reed bed drainage system and a natural habitat for wildlife

Added: Tuesday, May 14th 2019

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Mild is top of the hops at Harp pub

Mild is top of the hops at Harp pub

The award-winning Harp pub at Charing Cross in London is promoting Mild Ale during May -- and the beers include an exclusive beer, Into the Mild, brewed by Dark Star in Sussex. There will be a rolling programme of milds at the pub during May but the popularity of the style means that Dark Star will now have a permanent pump for mild.

Added: Thursday, May 9th 2019

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Cash help for rural pubs if they expand

Cash help for rural pubs if they expand

A cash injection of £188,000 will go from the government to boost rural pubs if they expand their services to include grocery shops, post offices and libraries. The announcement was made by Pubs Minister Jake Berry, who stressed the vital role played by rural pubs that offer more than just a drink but bring communities together. The funds will be administered by Pub is the Hub, the organisation set up by Prince Charles

Added: Wednesday, March 27th 2019

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Greene King and the importance of brewing with Ernest

Greene King and the importance of brewing with Ernest

Greene King has added to its award-winning Heritage Ales series with a new pale ale brewed with the Ernest hop variety. Ernest was developed in the 1920s but was never commercially grown as brewers disliked its citrus flavours. Greene King head brewer Ross O'Hara says if it had been used in brewing in the 1920s the British would have been drinking New World-style ales back then

Added: Sunday, March 17th 2019

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Going for Gold in SIBA championship

Going for Gold in SIBA championship

Gloucester and Swannay breweries walked away with Gold awards for cask and keg beers in the annual championship at Beer X, staged by SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers in Liverpool. Wibblers Brewery won Gold in the packaged sector. The victors are seen with Master of Ceremonies Nigel Barden, far right.

Added: Sunday, March 17th 2019

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