Keeping it Dry | No-alcohol beers

It’s called non-alcohol beer, no-alcohol beer, non-alcoholic beer, very-low alcohol beer, NA, or malt beverage. It’s also been called a lot worse. However, thanks to a growing demand, both big and small brewers are putting out something you just might find yourself enjoying. Velo Mitrovich reports. About a million years ago in the mid 1970s...

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Keep it chilled | A focus on Coldchain distribution

Coldchain is a phrase increasingly prevalent in the British beer industry but what is it, does it really exist, and is it being used correctly? Yvan Seth from Jolly Good Beer takes a closer look. Coldchain distribution is nothing new – you see refrigerated lorries and vans on UK roads all the time. It is...

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Leading a Lager revolution in London | Bohem Brewery

In an age of countless one-offs and seasonal beers, the team at London’s Bohem Brewery have nailed their colours to the mast of perfecting a core range in the challenging lager market. And by offering an authentic taste of the Czech Republic, they’re winning over drinkers left, right and centre. A lot can happen in...

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Ale Hunters Brewery Tours to explore the best of Belgium

A new brewery tour business, Ale Hunters, has been set up with the goal of showing guests the best of beer in Belgium. Ale Hunters, founded by Beer sommelier Paul Davies, will take guests from London to the best breweries and beer festivals in Belgium. Designed for between 8-10 guests, upcoming trips include the ‘Toer...

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Tate Modern to host Anzac Day Tap Takeover

The Tate Modern is to mark Anzac Day with its first tap takeover event to feature Australian and New Zealand breweries. Beers from 8 Wired, Funk Estate, Yeastie Boys, Stone & Wood, Nomad and Young Henrys will be pouring as well as a range of meals and snacks inspired by both Australia and New Zealand. ...

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Northern Monk launches Henderson’s Relish collab

Northern Monk has collaborated with Sheffield sauce institution Henderson’s Relish to produce ‘Bloody Mary Porter’. Leeds-based Northern Monk has today launched ‘Bloody Mary Porter’, a beer many thought was an April’s Fool’s prank when it was unveiled at the start of the month. The Henderson’s Relish Bloody Mary Porter is a 5.0% rich, lightly smoked...

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Brewers Lectures come to Nottingham this June

The Brewers Lectures come to Nottingham for the first time this June as part of the 2019 Nottingham Craft Beer Week. Talks on brand building, filtration, malt, marketing and brewing great beer are all on the agenda for the inaugural Brewers Lectures in Nottingham this June. The event takes place at The Canalhouse on the...

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Dear John | A day in the life, or more like a few months

Retirement offers up a change of pace away from the full-time commitments of a head brewer. There are, of course, pros and cons to such a move. For John Keeling, it has been a case of making new priorities and catching up on lost time. When I retired, I wondered what it would be like....

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Opinion | Is the filter really to blame?

Filter blockages can be frustrating, time-consuming and have a detrimental impact on beer production. Dr Carolyn Heslop, technical support team leader at Parker Bioscience Filtration, puts a blockage issue under the microscope.  If you are employing sterile filtration technology, do you find your beer line filters block regularly? Are you spending valuable time and money...

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Opinion | Don’t rush your brand identity

Great brand design is subjective and means different things to different people. But the marketing landscape is challenging and when your identity is right, it will be a much more enjoyable place to navigate, explains Lisa Desforges, Strategy Director, B&B studio. Consumer desire within the thriving beer market continues to be strong, especially for craft...

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Hop City returns to Northern Monk next month

More than 30 breweries from across the globe will be pouring a wealth of best-in-class beers at the third Hop City festival in April. The event, which takes place from 18-20 April, features 33 breweries and will be held at Northern Monk’s Old Flax Store. Representing the UK and Ireland is Cloudwater, Deya, Verdant, Track,...

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Playing tunes with malt | Carl Heron

British maltsters provide an incredible palette of colours, flavours and aromas for craft brewers all over the world. The craft beer scene has never been so diverse, and brewers are experimenting with new or underutilised ingredients to make interesting tasty beers that will delight drinkers. Malt is at the forefront of this experimentation, argues Carl...

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Science | Detecting toxic chemicals in your beer

The vast majority of beers around the world are made from three natural ingredients – water, malted barley, and hops. Together with yeast these ingredients are used in a centuries-old brewing process, to create high-quality beer. Although wheat, rye, oats, millet, sorghum, rice and corn have all been used for brewing, barley is the preferred...

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Firestone Walker to launch Mind Haze in UK market

FFirestone Walker is launching Mind Haze, its new hazy IPA, in the UK. The beer, which launches in mid April, is the culmination of time spent tinkering with the style, retooling and refining the beer with several R&D batches. Brewmaster Matt Brynildson said he and his team wanted to put their own stamp on the...

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Greene King appoints new head brewer

GGreene King has appointed Ross O’Hara as its new head brewer. O’Hara becomes the 17th head brewer to take the role during the Suffolk-based brewery’s 220 years in business. He joined Greene King as a shift brewer in 2016 with a first class honours degree in brewing from Heriot Watt University. He subsequently became new...

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