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Maisie Adam joins battle for cask ale

Maisie Adam joins battle for cask ale

Yorkshire comedian Maisie Adam has joined forces with Black Sheep Brewery in Masham to promote cask ale. In a video commissioned by Black Sheep, Maisie tackles head-on some of the myths surrounding cask beer: that it's drunk only by old men and is served warm, flat and vinegary, Black Sheep describes cask as "the original craft beer", with a wide variety of styles that suit all age groups

Added: Wednesday, June 29th 2022

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St Austell on song with Anthem

St Austell on song with Anthem

St Austell Brewery in Cornwall has launched Anthem, a new pale ale that's brewed with all-British malts and hops. It's the first new beer to be made at the brewery since the arrival of head brewer Georgina Young from Fuller's. The beer features Maris Otter malting barley and four English hops

Added: Thursday, June 2nd 2022

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Dutch giant to axe Caledonian

Dutch giant to axe Caledonian

Heineken is to close the Caledonian Brewery in Edinburgh, ending 150 years of brewing at the historic site. The brewery achieved fame when its Deuchar's IPA was named CAMRA's Champion Beer of Britain. Heineken says the Victorian site is not brewing to full capacity and would need major investment to upgrade it.

Added: Wednesday, June 1st 2022

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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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