:: Brews in brief

Firebrand Brewing Co, from Cornwall, will be staging a tap takeover at The Rake, Southwark, London, on Thursday, September 4, from 5pm. More details on the Utobeer website

A new batch of Siren Craft Brew IPAs are available from online beer seller EeBria. 10 Finger Discount, 10 Toe Discount, Middle Finger Discount and The Tickle Monster join an already strong Siren line-up. There are new brews from Buxton, too, including Wolfscote, Grain and Grape, Stolen Fruit, Sky Mountain Sour and Double Axe.

Autumnal special Copper Beech is now available in the Chiltern Brewery shop. Single hopped with Challenger, the beer is burnt orange in colour and has a smooth, spicy palate.

everequinox0814Everards’ seasonal Autumn Equinox is back. Brewed with some of the finest British ingredients, including Goldings hops and Maris Otter barley, this golden ale has a delicate balance of both sweetness and bitterness that is smooth and easy to drink, says the brewer.

Greg Koch from Stone Brewing Co and the team from Magic Rock have teamed up with the BrewDog guys to create Magic Stone Dog (5% ABV), combining the best qualities of a saison and a pale ale. It’s in bottle now.

Brazilian brews from Amazon Beer are now being imported into the UK by Hertfordshire-based World Beers. Forest Bacuri, Acai Stout, Witbier Taperebá and Red Ale Priprioca are flavored with local fruits, seeds and roots. In the recent International Beer Challenge, Pilsen won gold ad Bacuri a bronze.

Ayr Brewing Co has created two Scottish referendum themed beers for Ayr pub the Twa Dugs which will be dispensed from two handpumps, one marked ‘yes’ and the other ‘no’. The ‘yes’ beer is a so-called Independent Pale Ale, while the ‘no’ is a classic bitter.

Lerwick Brewery’s 60º North and Skipper’s ticket will soon be available in 50-litre steel kegs.

The Beer Academy has become a founding partner of Pub15, a trade show for the UK pub industry taking place at Olympia, London, on February 18 and 19 next year.

Geltsdale Brewery, established in 2006 and based in the Brampton Brewery building which dates back to 1785, has gone into administration. In a Tweet yesterday, the brewery announced: “Geltsdale has gone into administration offers for the brewery as a whole or part are invited.”

bsvelo0714Black Sheep’s Tour de France special, Velo (4.2%) is to go into bottle as a permanent part of the brewery’s portfolio. It is a fresh pale ale brewed with Cascade hops and a subtle hint of orange and coriander.

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Greg Koch from Stone Brewing Co and the team from Magic Rock have teamed up with the BrewDog guys to create Magic Stone Dog (5% ABV), combining the best qualities of a saison and a pale ale. It's in bottle now • Ayr Brewing Co has created two Scottish referendum themed beers for Ayr pub the Twa Dugs which will be dispensed from two handpumps, one marked 'yes' and the other 'no'. The 'yes' beer is a so-called Independent Pale Ale, while the 'no' is a classic bitter • Lerwick Brewery's 60º North and Skipper's ticket will soon be available in 50-litre steel kegs • Checker Cab is Everards' August special. It's a bright pale golden ale with a straw-yellow hue. "A blend of the finest hops give Checker Cab its distinctive crisp, dry finish with prominent yet delicate hop flavour and aroma," says the brewer
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