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Brewers recreate Porter from the wood

Brewers recreate Porter from the wood

Two South London brewers, Anspach & Hobday and Orbit Beers, have joined forces to recreate a genuine Running Porter from the 19th century, using a recipe from Truman's brewery in Whitechapel. The beer will be served from wooden casks at Woodfest, the annual celebration organised by the Society for the Preservation of Beers from the Wood but bottled versions are available for purchase. One batch will be kept back and aged to produce a Keeping Porter

Added: Friday, May 20th 2022

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Norwich City of Ale bigger and better

Norwich City of Ale bigger and better

The ground-breaking City of Ale in Norwich -- a roving festival based around the city's pubs -- is back after two years of lockdown. This year the event will run for a full month and will feature special beers brewed by some of the county's 40 breweries. The launch party takes place on Thursday 26 May. Pictured: two key players in City of Ale, David Holliday of Norfolk Brew House and Dawn Hopkins of the Rose Inn.

Added: Saturday, May 14th 2022

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Kelham Island blown away by whirlwind

Kelham Island blown away by whirlwind

Kelham Island Brewery, famous for its Pale Rider golden ale, is closing as a result of what owner Ed Wickett calls a "whirlwind" caused by Covid, lockdown and increases in fuel, grain and delivery charges. The brewery's famous Fat Cat pub in Sheffield will stay open and continue to sell Kelham Island beers while stocks last

Added: Thursday, May 12th 2022

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Guinness plans £73m London brewery

Guinness plans £73m London brewery

Guinness is to invest £73 million in a new micro-brewery and visitor centre in Covent Garden in central London. The site will cover 50,000 square feet and create 150 jobs. The site will be known as Guinness at Old Brewer's Yard and is on the historic Combe Brewery site that operated from the 18th to the early 20th century and became part of Watney Combe Reid

Added: Monday, May 9th 2022

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Scots brewer gets juicy with Joker

Scots brewer gets juicy with Joker

Alloa brewers Williams Brothers have added to their popular Joker IPAs with a ramped up version Juicy Joker, based on the New England NEIPA style

Added: Monday, May 2nd 2022

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Beer bonanza heads back to Olympia

Beer bonanza heads back to Olympia

One of the world's top beer festivals, the Great British, returns to London Olympia this August following a two-year gap as a result of Covid and lockdowns. This year, thanks to a collaboration with the New England Real Ale Exchange, GBBF will feature a large number of American beers as well as ales from all parts of Britain.

Added: Tuesday, April 26th 2022

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Easter Saturday is boost Bass day

Easter Saturday is boost Bass day

Lovers of Draught Bass are urging drinkers and pubs to boost the beer on 16 April, Easter Saturday, which has been dubbed National Bass Day. The beer is now owned by global giant AB InBev. At its peak 800,000 barrels a year were brewed but that fallen to just 30,000 today. Potential buyers of the beer would not be given the famous red triangle trademark.

Added: Thursday, April 7th 2022

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Manchester goes Mad over Mild

Manchester goes Mad over Mild

Mild Ale will be given a major boost in March and April with a Mild Magic campaign run by CAMRA branches in the region. The campaign will be sponsored by Hydes Brewery, which still brews Mild Ale, and will be supported by two more mild breweries, JW Lees and Joseph Holt. Supporters of the scheme will go on a pub passport pub crawl that will win them entry to Stockport Beer Festival, a T-shirt with the mild logo and the chance to tour Holt's brewery

Added: Friday, March 11th 2022

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Small brewers in tax plea to Sunak

Small brewers in tax plea to Sunak

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) and the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) have appealed to Chancellor Rishi Sunak to change his new tax rates for draught beer to include containers of less than 40 litres. Research shows that many pubs and bars do not have the cellar space or turnover to sell 40 litre containers. The Chancellor is pictured with Boris Johnson moving kegs at a London brewery following last year's Budget

Added: Tuesday, February 1st 2022

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Guinness to brew in heart of London

Guinness to brew in heart of London

Global brewing giant Guinness plans to build a micro-plant in Covent Garden in the heart of London. The brewery will cost £73 million and will cover an area known as Old Brewers' Yard where brewing has taken place for 500 years, The new plant is due to come on stream in 2023 and will offer tours and a restaurant.

Added: Monday, January 31st 2022

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