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Magic Rock brewery acquired by Australian Lion group

Magic Rock is the latest British craft brewery to fall to the multinationals after the Australian group Lion completed a deal to acquire 100% of the Y

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Table beer on the rise thanks to low-abv trend

Dry January might be over, but the thirst for low-abv beer is certainly not.

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Are London brewpubs the latest battleground for 'big craft' and multinationals?

With Goose Island's new London brewpub soon to be followed by openings from Little Creatures, Panhead and, possibly, Sierra Nevada, Will Hawkes asks i

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AB InBev opens Goose Island Beer Co brewpub in Shoreditch

AB InBev-owned Goose Island Beer Co has opened its first European brewpub in Shoreditch, east London, as the struggle to dominate the capital’s increa

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London calling: The capital's burgeoning craft beer scene

London’s craft beer scene is facing a period of change, with expanding small breweries, dynamic start-ups and out-of-town newcomers all after a slice

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Fuller's unveils pilot kit to drive beer innovation

Fuller’s has unveiled a new pilot kit at its Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, London, with the promise that it will be used to experiment and develop new

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Pint of High PA please - Cloud 9 launches beer with cannabis

Now that’s what you call a relaxing pint: a brewing company from Manchester has made a beer using cannabis.Hemp products specialist CBD Ultra has crea

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A monastic brew: Mount Saint Bernard releases Trappist ale

When the Cistercian monks at Mount Saint Bernard monastery in Leicestershire took their plan to brew to the International Trappist Association, they g

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London calling: The capital's burgeoning craft beer scene

London’s craft beer scene is facing a period of change, with expanding small breweries, dynamic start-ups and out-of-town newcomers all after a slice

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Fuller's unveils pilot kit to drive beer innovation

Fuller’s has unveiled a new pilot kit at its Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, London, with the promise that it will be used to experiment and develop new

Beer & Cider

Pint of High PA please - Cloud 9 launches beer with cannabis

Now that’s what you call a relaxing pint: a brewing company from Manchester has made a beer using cannabis.Hemp products specialist CBD Ultra has crea

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A monastic brew: Mount Saint Bernard releases Trappist ale

When the Cistercian monks at Mount Saint Bernard monastery in Leicestershire took their plan to brew to the International Trappist Association, they g

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Truman's Brewery reopens Orwell's 'proles pub' The Newman Arms

The Newman Arms in Rathbone Street, London, was frequented by Dylan Thomas and purportedly the inspiration for Orwell's 'proles pub' in 1984.

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New brewing apprenticeship scheme to improve beer quality nationally

Self-taught brewers have transformed British beer over the past decade, but times are changing again.  A new industry-wide apprenticeship scheme is ex

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Truman's Brewery reopens Orwell's 'proles pub' The Newman Arms

The Newman Arms in Rathbone Street, London, was frequented by Dylan Thomas and purportedly the inspiration for Orwell's 'proles pub' in 1984.

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New brewing apprenticeship scheme to improve beer quality nationally

Self-taught brewers have transformed British beer over the past decade, but times are changing again.  A new industry-wide apprenticeship scheme is ex