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It’s V for Vagabond as BrewDog goes gluten free

BrewDog VagabondBrewDog has launched its first gluten-free beer, Vagabond Gluten-Free Pale Ale, which will be added to the Headliners range after it trounced the competition in the 2014 BrewDog Prototype Challenge. » MORE

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Top marks in IBD’s 2014 brewing examinations

Talented young brewers from South African Breweries and Carlsberg UK took the top prizes in the Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) 2014 examinations. » MORE

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Rich Cow takes Wadworth’s 2015 pie title

A beef, back bacon and chestnut mushroom pie, named Rich Cow, has beaten off stiff competition to be crowned the winner of Wadworth’s annual pie competition. » MORE

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Cask v keg: showdown at the Duke’s Head

Beavertown cask kegFollowing two sell-out events, beer writer Matt Curtis is continuing his residency at the Duke’s Head, Highgate, London, by hosting a cask v keg event with a difference. » MORE

Lavender and bacon feature in new US imports

Responding to beer drinkers’ increasing demand for new ingredients and flavours, Left Coast has shipped a couple of interesting new brews from organically credited Uncommon Brewers, based in Santa Cruz, California. » MORE

Craft beer and coffee from Bottle and Bean

A new type of subscription service aims to help curious beer and coffee lovers ‘upgrade’ their drinking experience. » MORE

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Gold award for Robinsons Visitors Centre

Robinsons Visitors CentreRobinsons Visitors Centre has been named one of just 11 attractions across England to receive a gold accolade for outstanding quality as part of VisitEngland’s Visitors Attraction Quality Scheme. » MORE

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Beerd launches new IPA at Craft Beer Rising

Beerd, the craft beer offspring of Bath Ales, has launched a new Indian Pale Ale, Colossus. » MORE

:: PUBS AND BARS NEWS

VDeep: Scotland’s first craft beer and curry bar

VDeepPromising craft beer, curry and communal dining, VDeep — Scotland’s first craft beer and curry bar — is being launched in Edinburgh today. » MORE

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Bath Ales is off to the races

Bath Ales has agreed a three-year sponsorship deal with Bath Racecourse which will include headline sponsorship of the venue’s annual beer festival as well as seeing Bath Ales become the official guest ale of the course. » MORE

New SIBA role for Arran’s Gerald Michaluk

Gerald MichalukChairman of the Scottish branch of SIBA, Arran Brewery’s Gerald Michaluk (pictured), has been elected vice-chairman of SIBA UK. » MORE

International Brewing Awards for Hooky beers

Hooky won a gold medal in its class in the bottled ale competition and now goes forward to the international bottled ale championship trophy competition. Old Hooky won a silver medal in its class in the bottled ale competition. » MORE

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New look for the Royal Oak, New Mills

roboak0215bThe Royal Oak pub, New Mills, has re-opened following a four-week refurbishment by Robinsons Brewery and licensee Paul Townsend. » MORE

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Highland strikes gold at brewing ‘Oscars’

The Highland Brewing Company, one of Scotland’s most northerly brewers, is toasting an outstanding triumph of five world class accolades for its cask ales — including a hat-trick of golds — at the brewing industry ‘Oscars’. » MORE

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Popular Shepherd Neame trio return

Shepherd Neame is releasing three of its most popular limited edition cask ales in March: Early Bird, Dragonfire and India Pale Ale. » MORE

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Lerwick links up with wholesaler to boost growth

Lerwick Brewery has confirmed a deal with Wallaces TCB, Scotland’s leading full portfolio wholesaler to the on-trade, to help to fuel the brewery’s growth in Scottish pubs and bars. » MORE

Musicians support cousins’ brewery funding bid

Young brewers Tom Bott and Sam McGregor have won investment from a host of musicians as they aim to stamp their signatures on the beer and music scenes. » MORE

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Haydon and Pattinson to collaborate on historic brews

Peter Haydon, brewer and owner of A Head In A Hat Brewing, has announced a collaborative partnership with fellow beer historian Ron Pattinson, which will see the production of a series of historic brews resurrected from their resting places among the pages of Britain’s old brewing ledgers. » MORE

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Brewing Awards medal haul for Shepherd Neame

Shepherd Neame has won a gold, silver and bronze medal in the International Brewing Awards, dubbed the Oscars of the brewing industry. » MORE

Lerwick links up with wholesaler to boost growth

Lerwick Brewery has confirmed a deal with Wallaces TCB, Scotland’s leading full portfolio wholesaler to the on-trade, to help to fuel the brewery’s growth in Scottish pubs and bars. » MORE

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Welcoming new look for The Friendship, Glossop

The Friendship pub, Glossop, has re-opened following a complete transformation by Robinsons Brewery and tenant Sarah Ozdemir. » MORE

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