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A preview of Norwich City of Ale 2015, plus background information on drinking in the city

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:: PUBS AND BARS NEWS

Dark Star to develop pub estate

Dark Star LogoThe new venture, which aims to grow to 20 sites in five years, will be headed by experienced pub entrepreneur Heath Ball, who already operates two sites in London. » MORE

:: BEER NEWS

Hill: ‘A black IPA fundamentally cannot exist’

A brewery has challenged the ‘nonsensical’ brewers of so-called black IPAs with the release of its latest beer. » MORE

Robinsons pulls the plug on historic mild

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) says its is disappointed that Stockport brewer Robinsons has decided to stop making its long-established mild. » MORE

:: BREWERY NEWS

Double awards success for Hogs Back Brewery

Hogs Back Brewery awardsHogs Back Brewery’s flagship ale TEA – Traditional English Ale – earned a regional gold medal from CAMRA, while Hogstar Lager won a national award from SIBA. » MORE

Scottish sake brewery a step closer

Scotland’s first sake brewery took a step closer to reality yesterday when North Ayrshire Council planners issued building warrants for the project. » MORE

:: BEER NEWS

West Berkshire takes two national SIBA awards

West Berkshire Brewery (WBB), the multiple award-winning beer maker led by serial international brewing and pub entrepreneur David Bruce, has added two prestigious awards from SIBA — the Society of Independent Brewers — to its trophy cabinet. » MORE

BeerX delegate numbers up by 25% says SIBA

SIBA BeerX 2015BeerX, the celebration of British beer held in Sheffield earlier this month, attracted more brewers, exhibitors and drinkers than last year’s event, according to organiser the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA). » MORE

Cheddar Ales adds saison to craft range

Cheddar Firewitch 0315Cheddar Ales has launched a spicy farmhouse saison called Firewitch (4.8% ABV) as part of its new premium craft range. » MORE

:: FESTIVAL NEWS

North Leeds Charity Beer Festival this weekend

Friday sees the opening of the North Leeds Charity Beer Festival at its new home of North Leeds Cricket Club, The Homestead, Old Park Road, Leeds. » MORE

:: BEER NEWS

A new golden era for Guinness

Guinness has launched Golden Ale as the next chapter in its Brewers Project, under way at its St James’s Gate brewery in Dublin. » MORE

Eldon Arms re-opens as a Wadworth Beer House

Wadworth Eldon ArmsThe Eldon Arms, in Reading, has re-launched under Wadworth’s new Beer House concept – part of the process which has seen its pub estate divided into five easily identifiable segments, each with their own character and customer focus. » MORE

Cask beer e-learning programme launched

Cask Beer Uncovered, a new e-learning programme targeted at staff in the hospitality industry and developed by Cask Matters, a partnership of industry and consumer organisations, brewers and retailers, has been launched. » MORE

Perfect pints at Tom Kerridge’s Coach pub

A pub operated by Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge has been rewarded for pulling perfect pints by Cask Marque. » MORE

Beer volumes up nearly 10% at Adnams

Adnams, the Suffolk brewer, distiller and retailer, has reported an operating profit of £3.8m for the 12 months to December 31, 2014, from sales of £66m. » MORE

Youngsters captivated by the story of malt

Crisp Malt at schoolCrisp Malting Group has been boosting the British Science Week mission to stimulate children’s interest in science and engineering — and show their importance to manufacturing. » MORE

Beer for Beards competition winner announced

Sourced Market, the London champion of quality, locally-soured produce, teamed up with Captain Fawcett, seller of men’s grooming supplies, to announce the winner of its Beer for Beards competition in its Old Street pop-up. » MORE

:: PUBS AND BARS NEWS

New name and £500k investment for The Hunters

The Hunters, PrestonPreston pub The Hunters, previously known as the Welcome Tavern, has been formally re-opened by the Mayor of South Ribble, Graham Walton, and South Ribble councillor Mike Nelson. » MORE

:: CAMPAIGN NEWS

CAMRA members have reasons to be cheerful

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) led celebrations for three huge campaign wins on Community Pubs Day yesterday, a new national celebration day to highlight and promote the 600 pubs that have so far been listed as Assets of Community Value. » MORE

:: BEER NEWS

Equinox is guest star in latest Duvel Tripel Hop

Duvel EquinoxDuvel Tripel Hop, the much sought-after limited edition 9.5% ABV sibling of Duvel, the iconic Belgian beer, will be brewed with Equinox hops as its special ingredient for this year’s vintage. » MORE

Elgood’s Spring Challenge is a Wetherspoon winner

Elgood’s Brewery has won the standard bitter class at JD Wetherspoon’s national beer festival with Spring Challenge (3.7% ABV). » MORE

Bastard Bunny and other
XT Brewing news

The Bastard Bunny — a 7.2% ABV double IPA — sold extremely fast, which has taken XT Brewing’s Russ Taylor somewhat by surprise. » MORE

Royal Makeover for Good Old Boy

Multi-award winning bitter Good Old Boy — brewed by the West Berkshire Brewery (WBB) and the official beer of Reading FC – has a new limited edition pumpclip replete with the club badge and shirt colours to celebrate the team’s recent FA Cup quarter-final triumph, and ensuing trip to Wembley. » MORE

Special SIBA awards for Protz and Philliskirk

SIBA Protz awardThe Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has presented lifetime achievement awards to beer writer Roger Protz, and George Philliskirk, former director of the Beer Academy. » MORE

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Kopparberg, best known for its fruit ciders, is introducing a beer to the UK • Cullercoats Brewery has an 11% ABV barley wine, Royal Sovereign, currently maturing in barrels, ready to be bottled in May • On the back of its success with Green Devil IPA, Oakham is expanding its range of permanents and specials in keg this year • Fresh off the bottling line at BrewDog are Paradox Compass Box and Stereo Wolf Stout • Everards is marking the re-internment of King Richard III on March 26 with a new brew, Blue Boar • Northern Alchemy beers have joined the ranks at online beer seller EeBria

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