• Wye Hops Beer Festival

    21 September 2011

    On Saturday I spent the evening at the Wye Hops Beer Festival, this is a new event run by Wye Heritage to commemorate hop development at Wye College. I was there to give a talk and tutored tasting as part of the day, which is always a great opportunity to discuss beers and peoples likes and dislikes as well as giving a taster of future developments.

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  • RealAleGuide and the Ginger Porter

    19 September 2011

    Last week we had Simon and Mel come to the brewery to tour, review beer and brew a Ginger Porter in the pilot brewery. Simon has been reviewing beers on YouTube for the last year and his wife Mel has recently joined in they are known as RealAleGuide and MrsRealAleGuide. Here you can see all the stages of brewing the ginger porter.   Part 1: Arriving at the brewery  

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  • Oranjeboom's special edition lager supports the Dannyboy Trust

    15 September 2011

    Oranjeboom has produced a special edition lager ‘Three Brothers’ in aid of The Dannyboy Trust, a charity dedicated to helping young people.

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  • Eastenders legend June Brown uncovers family tree at the Tom Cribb

    12 September 2011

    Eastenders actress and national treasure, June Brown, visited London’s Tom Cribb pub to explore her family history as part of BBC1’s Who Do You Think You Are?She was the first celebrity to feature in the new series, which traces family trees and explores major themes in British social history.

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  • International Award for Bishops Finger

    09 September 2011

    Bishops Finger, Shepherd Neame’s Kentish strong ale, has won a bronze award at the International Beer Challenge 2011, organised by leading drinks trade title Off Licence News.Shepherd Neame’s oldest beer brand, Bishops Finger, was blind-tasted by judges amid fierce competition from around the world.

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