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Bergamot oranges in Innis & Gunn wheat beer

More than 300kg of Bergamot oranges were hand-peeled by the brewing team at Innis & Gunn in the making of their first ever wheat beer and latest UK seasonal release, White Oak Wheat Beer (6.4% ABV). » MORE

:: PUBS AND BARS NEWS

Scandinavian theme to Faucet Inn Kupp concept

Faucet Inn has launched the first venue of its newest concept, KuPP, an all-day food, drink, coffee and retail offering this week, in the newly developed 5 Merchant Square at Paddington Basin, London. » MORE

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Pilsner Urquell Tank Beer arrives at Duck + Rice

Pilsner Urquell Tank BeerPilsner Urquell Tankovna Beer has been launched in Soho’s new Chinese gastropub, Duck + Rice. » MORE

:: PUBS AND BARS NEWS

CAMRA’s Community Pubs Month launches today

A pub is just as important to community life as a post office, local shop of community centre, according to new statistics released today to mark the start of Community Pubs Month, run by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). » MORE

:: BEER NEWS

Brakspear hopes to create a buzz with Honey Bee

Brakspear Honey BeeBrewer and pub operator Brakspear is launching Honey Bee, a 4.4% ABV honey beer, brewed at its microbrewery in Henley, during April and May, in support of Friends of the Earth’s Bee Cause campaign to protect the bee. » MORE

:: BEER NEWS

Natural ‘ale spring’ discovered in Brecon Beacons

S A Brain & Co Ltd has confirmed the discovery of a natural ‘ale spring’ by one of its brewery employees. » MORE

:: BUSINESS NEWS

Marston’s to buy Thwaites brewing business for £25m

The Daniel Thwaites business will continue as a pubs and hotels business — it has a 300-strong estate. The deal is due to complete on April 17. » MORE

SIBA award for ‘friendly, supportive’ Crisp Malting Group

Crisp Malting SIBA awardCrisp Malting Group’s Rob Moody was a proud recipient of a SIBA business award, his company winning the category for best supplier. » MORE

:: FESTIVAL NEWS

Festival celebrates London’s Northern Line beers

London Brewing Company pubs The Bull (Highgate) and The Bohemia (North Finchley) are hosting a joint beer festival over the St George’s weekend. » MORE

:: 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

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Carlsberg has launched a 'Trust your Tastebuds' ad campaign pushing its bottled Export brand • 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

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