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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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  • Pub of the Week: The Horse & Groom, Heathfield

    01 October 2013

    Our pub of the week this week is the spectacular Horse and Groom - a striking grade II listed building beautifully situated on Rushlake village green in the heart of the East Sussex countryside. The award winning pub absolutely oozes with history and can be dated back to 1650; it has had its current name since at least 1777.

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  • Why Cask?

    30 September 2013

    The first question a lot of people ask about cask ale is:what’s the difference between it and other beers, such as lager and keg/bottled ales? Cask ale has a lot of different names: cask beer, real ale, cask conditioned beer, beer from the handpump, even beer from the wood or real beer.

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