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This year marks a special year for the most famous of stouts, Guinness. It is 250 years since Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000-year lease on St. James’s Gate brewery in Dublin, and to celebrate the company has launched a global campaign of activity that will last all year. Some classic adverts will ...

By Sally Toms from Issue 23 published on 27/03/2009

Following the decision by the UK Government to impose further tax hikes on beer and pubs in last year’s Pre-Budget Report, a campaign has been launched to mobilise public and political support for the British beer industry. Axe the Beer Tax – Save the Pub is spearheaded by The British Beer and Pub ...

By Sally Toms from Issue 23 published on 27/03/2009

Work has started on a major project to build a new in-house bottling line at Cornwall’s biggest brewer – St Austell. The development is largely due to the meteoric success of St Austell Brewery’s flagship ale, Tribute, the first and only Cornish beer to make it into the top 10 of premium cask ales ...

By Sally Toms from Issue 23 published on 27/03/2009

Premier beer writer Roger Protz has condensed 30 years of beer memoirs into a new book, A Life On The Hop. From London’s Fleet Street and the fledging Campaign for Real Ale, to the beer halls of Bavaria and the craft revolution in USA, Roger has travelled to most of the great beer-drinking nations ...

By Sally Toms from Issue 23 published on 27/03/2009

More than 6,000 pubs will be staging events from 6th to 13th April as part of the first ever National Cask Ale Week, creating Britain’s biggest ever beer festival. Hundreds of events are planned for the week, including a call for Monday 6th April to be declared as ‘National Beer Day.’ FemALE Day wi...

By Sally Toms from Issue 23 published on 27/03/2009

Wadworth, the Wiltshire based independent brewery, has a plan to create a new English county all of its own... Encompasing all 250 of its pubs spread across nine counties in the south of England, the brewery will call its new green and pleasant land ‘Wadworthshire.’ Details are hazy at this stage b...

By Sally Toms from Issue 23 published on 27/03/2009

Traquair, the oldest inhabited house in Scotland and the site of popular micro Traquair House Brewery, is now offering bed and breakfast. Accommodation is provided in three spacious double bedrooms furnished with antique furniture, canopied beds, private bathrooms and central heating. www.traquair...

By Sally Toms from Issue 23 published on 27/03/2009

The historic Het Anker brewery in the Belgian city of Mechelen, is about to embark on a year-long process of rennovation and improvement. In January the brewery, which produces the award winning Gouden Carolus beers, installed four extra fermentation tanks, doubling the current brewing capactiy. I...

By Sally Toms from Issue 23 published on 27/03/2009

Sponsorship from Spitfire has helped a Kent relative of Sir Ernest Shackleton reach the South Pole, a feat the great Antarctic explorer never managed. Will Gow, from Ashford, arrived at the bottom of the world at 3.30am GMT on 18th January with his companions Henry Worsley and Henry Adams. The thre...

By Sally Toms from Issue 23 published on 27/03/2009

Back to black BrewDog, the rebellious Scottish craft brewer behind Paradox and Punk IPA, has created what it hopes will become the UK’s first mass-market black lager. Zeitgeist is 4.9% ABV and is hopped with Cascade and Ahtanum, American hops with citrus and spicy notes. The lager, aimed at both ...

By Sally Toms from Issue 23 published on 27/03/2009

After more than four years in the making, London brewer Fuller’s has released Brewer’s Reserve, a unique oak aged beer that will kickstart a special series of limited edition brews during the coming years. With his appreciation of the qualities of both beer and whisky, head brewer John Keeling deci...

By Sally Toms from Issue 21 published on

In May 2009, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant will open its eighth location in Maple Shade, New Jersey. The new outpost will mark the American brewpub chain’s first foray outside Pennsylvania and Delware, and into New Jersey. Maple Shade will accommodate 280 guests and serve Iron Hill’s lunch and di...

By Sally Toms from Issue 21 published on

Thailand’s Boon Rawd Brewery has celebrated 75 years of brewing. Festivities kicked off at the Impact Arena, Bangkok, where employees and guests from around the world were treated to a concert of classic and modern acts from well known performers in Thailand. Continuing the celebrations an interna...

By Sally Toms from Issue 21 published on

In issue 19 of BOTW, we referred to ‘ESB’ in the Strong Pale Ale category of our World Beer Awards. Fuller Smith & Turner PLC own the rights to that name, and in fact the style should have been called ‘Extra Special Bitter’ and not abbrevaited to ‘ESB’. We’d like to apologise for any offence this ...

By Sally Toms from Issue 21 published on

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By Sally Toms from Issue 21 published on

The lastest microbrewery in Canada’s thriving craft brewing scene has opened its doors and pumps to the public. The Victoria based Driftwood Brewery is the brainchild of former brewers Jason Meyer, Kevin Hearsum and Gary Lindsay. “This is the realisation of a lifelong dream,” explains Meyer. “It i...

By Sally Toms from Issue 21 published on

A brand new product has been launched dedicated to the discovery of beer in all its guises. The All Beer Experience is a factual and interactive guide containing a six-section book and ‘experience pack’ containing Flavourmax™ tasting glass to enhance the flavour of each beer, as well as a range of ...

By Sally Toms from Issue 21 published on

Philadelphia Daily News beer columnist Don Russell, whose alter-ego, Joe Sixpack, is a renowned authority on the city’s brewing scene, has written a new book for the holiday season: Christmas Beers: The Cheeriest, Tastiest and Most Unusual Holiday Brews (Universe, 2008). It is the first comprehensi...

By Sally Toms from Issue 21 published on

Hall & Woodhouse’s Fursty Ferret has recently been launched in 500ml cans. The Dorset brewer first brewed Fursty Ferret as a seasonal cask ale in the summer of 2003, but it has since proved to be the best selling bottled beer. “Research has confirmed what we suspected; that consumers buy bottles a...

By Sally Toms from Issue 21 published on

The innovative brewers at Thornbridge Brewery in Derbyshire have been busy concocting some exciting new brews. Katipo 5.4% ABV is a rich porter matured with real raspberries. Brewer Kelly Ryan named the beer (pronounced Car-Tea-Paw) after an endangered spider from his native New Zealand. The porter...

By Sally Toms from Issue 21 published on

To celebrate the arrival of Duvel Green on draught in the UK for the first time, bar chain All Bar One hosted a Beer Challenge in which beer journalists and experts went head to head. The four round contest included a University Challenge style question round, a blind tasting, a beer and food match...

By Sally Toms from Issue 21 published on

A Scottish brewery has created a new beer to help protect the endangered red squirrels in the Highlands. Part of the proceeds from sales of Red Squirrel Ale from the Atlas Brewery in Kinlochleven will be donated to the Highland Red Squirrel Group (HRSG). The latest in a series of oneoff special br...

By Sally Toms from Issue 21 published on

Fans of Old Speckled Hen will be pleased to hear that English brewer Greene King has just launched Old Crafty Hen, a unique bottled ale which is a blend of Old Speckled Hen and Old 5X – a dark, fruity 12% ABV ale that is matured for up to two years in 100 barrel oak vats. Head brewer, John Bexon sa...

By Sally Toms from Issue 21 published on

Oregon craft brewer Rogue Ales has teamed up with Captain Sig Hansen of the Discovery Channel’s The Deadliest Catch to create a unique new brew. Captain Sig’s Deadliest Ale combines the traditional maltiness of a red ale with the hoppy profile of an IPA. A portion of the proceeds of each beer will...

By Sally Toms from Issue 21 published on


 
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