Beer

Brewer goes nuts for new cask ale

Enjoy a taste of Kent with Cobnut (3.4 per cent ABV), the latest beer released by Shepherd Neame as part of its Cask Club. Cobnut is a light brown ale...

Venison casserole with cherry beer and cheesy dumplings

Slow-cooked casseroles, stews and braises are a personal favourite as they develop layers of flavour. This venison casserole is cooked with root veget...

Is draught relief the beer industry’s silver bullet?

It’s almost March, which brings with it a new budget from HM Treasury, how exciting. The incumbent (but likely not for much longer) chancellor of the...

Snowflake is winter champion

Sarah Hughes brewery’s Snowflake has been crowned Champion Winter Beer of Britain 2024 at the Great British Beer Festival Winter.  The Champion Winter...

Campaign calls for urgent government support as top brewers fight for survival

CAMRA says government support is vital following the news that Elland brewery is facing liquidation and Adnams is looking for financial support. CAMRA...

Champion hop doubles up

A variety brimming with pineapple and peach flavours is the hop of the year for the second time. Hawkins Farming’s Harlequin took the title at the Ins...

Latest podcast tackles low alcohol beer and cider

In the wake of Dry January, the second episode of CAMRA’s Pubs. Pints. People podcast’s seventh series kicks off with a deep dive into the world of lo...

Calling time on Pedigree

I placed my order at the bar of the Malt Shovel and publican Brad invited me to take a seat. “I’ll bring your drinks over in a second,” he said. “I’ve...

Strong start to birthday celebrations

To mark the start of its 175th anniversary year, Hook Norton is brewing a series of special beers. First up is 175 Strong Ale (7.5 per cent) a robust,...

Global giant cuts strength of best-selling ale and ups price

Heineken UK, Britain’s biggest brewer, is cutting the strength of its major ale brand John Smith’s Extra Smooth, allegedly to encourage moderate drink...


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