City of Ale


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

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Matching beer and food, plus the use of beer in cooking. So much more versatile than wine!
:: BREWERY NEWS

Stuart Howe joins Butcombe as director of brewing

Butcombe Stuart HoweStuart is recognised as one of the leading brewers and innovators in the industry and joins Butcombe from Molson Coors. » MORE

:: FESTIVAL NEWS

SIBA ramps up BeerX marketing campaign

SIBA BeerX busThe Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) is ramping up its support for BeerX 2015 ahead of the event’s start in Sheffield on March 18. » MORE

:: BREWERY NEWS

Adnams appoints businessman Heald as non-exec director

Adnams, the Suffolk-based brewer and distiller, has announced the appointment of Guy Heald to its board as a non-executive director, to take effect from April 23. » MORE

:: BEER NEWS

Hophead’s a global gold medal winner for Sarah

Sara Barton, of Brewster’s Brewery in Grantham, has been celebrating Hophead’s gold medal win at the International Brewing Awards in Burton upon Trent. » MORE

:: PUBS AND BARS NEWS

Titanic revamp for popular Stafford pub

A popular Stafford pub is undergoing a £45,000 revamp five years after it was re-opened by Staffordshire brewer Titanic.​ » MORE

:: BEER NEWS

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

:: BREWING NEWS

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

:: BREWERY NEWS

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

:: BEER NEWS

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

:: BREWERY NEWS

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

:: BEER NEWS

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

:: BREWERY NEWS

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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Black Rock Brewing, from Falmouth, Cornwall, has taken casks to London for the first time, and dropped bottles off at online retailer BeerBods • Kelburn Brewing Co's Six Nations special is Fly Half (4.6%), an amber bitter with Cascade and Challenger hops • Beers made by the monks at Ampleforth Abbey, in Yorkshire, are being served exclusively on Grand Central Rail trains for a month • Old Dairy Brewery's 7% ABV imperial porter, Dark Side of the Moo, is available from today (February 16) in cask, polypins and mini-pins • The UK's first Italian craft beer bar has opened in Chiswick, London, selling draft and bottled Italian beers • Chiltern Porter (3.9% ABV) is Chiltern Brewery's first seasonal ale of 2015

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