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  • Beer Facts

    05 October 2013

    In our final blog of Cask Ale Week, here’s a few beer facts... how many do you know? There are nine million regular cask ale drinkers in the UK, and an increasing number of female cask ale drinkers Cask ale is made from four ingredients: malted barley, hops, yeast and water Cask ale has no fat and no cholesterol. It is the least calorific drink you can order across a bar other than water

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  • How to.. Spot a Good Beer Pub

    04 October 2013

    Look outside first of all. Is it displaying a Cask Marque plaque? That’s a good start. This means that the beer in this pub is being independently and regularly tested by a Cask Marque beer inspector to make sure the beer is of the highest quality. Over 8,500 pubs in the UK display this plaque so you should find a pub near you.

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  • How to… Taste Beer

    02 October 2013

    You’ve probably tasted a bit of beer in your time. But have your really stopped to savour the delights of cask ale: bitter sweetness, bananas, toffee, biscuits, pineapple, lychee – they’re all there somewhere…

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  • Stewart Brews Up a Treat in Sweden

    01 October 2013

    We visited the Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival which took place on 26-28 September this year, to show the good people of Sweden what British beer is all about.

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  • Kent Green Hop Beer Fortnight

    01 October 2013

    The brewers of Kent have joined forces for the second year running to bring a raft of green hop beers to drinkers in Kent – perfectly timed to celebrate Cask Ale Week. There are just four ingredients in cask beer – water, malted barley, yeast and hops. It is the latter of these that are probably the least understood.

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