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Grab this big beer beast from Exmoor

Grab this big beer beast from Exmoor

Exmoor Ales head brewer Tom Davis has produced a strong version of the regular 6.6 per cent Beast. Megabeast is 10.2 per cent and is brewed with pale, crystal and chocolate malts and has four hops. It's bottle conditioned and the perfect companion for blue cheese

Added: Friday, October 30th 2020

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Virus wreaks havoc for British pubs

Virus wreaks havoc for British pubs

The 2021 edition of the Good Beer Guide, published by CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, says the coronavirus pandemic has caused havoc for British pubs, many of which have not reopened since the first national lockdown was lifted in the summer. And for the first time for many years, the Guide reports a decline in the number of breweries operating in the country

Added: Thursday, October 29th 2020

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Fuller's Vintage goes on the dark side

Fuller's Vintage goes on the dark side

Fuller's Vintage Ale 2020 is now available and this year it's been brewed with two English hops, Godiva and Jester, and gets colour and flavour from a special malt called DRC or Dark Roasted Crystal, created by Simpson's Malt.

Added: Monday, October 19th 2020

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Oktoberfest classic -- from South London

Oktoberfest classic -- from South London

The Munich Oktoberfest has been cancelled this year but you can sample a Marzen or March beer -- the style once brewed for the festival by Munich brewers. This version comes from The Park Brewery in Kingston upon Thames and is true to style, using Munich and Vienna malts and hops from the Hallertau region

Added: Tuesday, October 13th 2020

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Cask Ale Week bids to beat the blues

Cask Ale Week bids to beat the blues

Cask Ale Week starts on 24 September and, despite the new restrictions on pub opening hours, it will encourage beer lovers to go to their locals and enjoy a style of beer that's unique to Britain. Dozens of breweries have activities planned for the week, including launching special beers for the occasion

Added: Thursday, September 24th 2020

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New look tankard for Black Sheep ale

New look tankard for Black Sheep ale

Black Sheep Brewery in the Yorkshire Dales is getting ready for Cask Ale Week with a new tankard for its draught beers in selected pubs in Yorkshire and North-east England. The brewery says cask beer is unique to Britain and it wants to boost its popularity with the powerful image of the tankard

Added: Tuesday, September 15th 2020

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River Cottage and Stroud join forces with beers for organic September

River Cottage and Stroud join forces with beers for organic September

Stroud Brewery has joined forces with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and River Cottage to produce two beers to celebrate Organic September. The beers are Organic Stinger Golden Ale and Organic Rye PA. Stinger is brewed with the addition of organic nettles

Added: Friday, August 28th 2020

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BrewDog in bid to save the planet

BrewDog in bid to save the planet

Scottish brewer BrewDog plans to plant one million trees by 2020 in the Highlands in a bid to capture carbon. Founders James Watt and Martin Dickie say that while they have reduced carbon emissions at the brewery they knew, when they heard a lecture on climate change by Sir David Attenborough, they had to do more to help save the planet. The BrewDog Forest will host retreats and workshops for drinkers who want to do more to help the planet survive

Added: Sunday, August 23rd 2020

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Whisky beer to aid Africa water campaign

Whisky beer to aid Africa water campaign

Ardbeg's whisky distillery on Islay has joined forces with William Brothers' Brewery in Alloa to produce a smoky porter, using the distillery's own peated malt. The profits from the beer will be donated to build clean water wells in Malawi.

Added: Wednesday, August 12th 2020

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Czeching in: Budvan's new pub service

Czeching in: Budvan's  new pub service

The Budvan is a new service from Budweiser Budvar that delivers fresh Budvar Original to pubs with a full back-up service that enables the Czech lager to be served in tip-top condition. The Buvan is seen delivering beer to the Forge pub near Leicester, part of the Beautiful Pubs group.

Added: Tuesday, August 4th 2020

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