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Exclusive: pre-launch interview with Northern Monk Brewing Co

Exclusive: pre-launch interview with Northern Monk Brewing Co

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Aug 28, 2014
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About a year ago, a bottle of beer was deposited for me to pick up in a local off-licence – meaning the somewhat liberating prospect of walking into a bottle shop and asking for what was under their counter (something I’d only ever done before in bookshops). That beer was a brand new offering from […]

Breweries to Watch 2014 – five months on…

Breweries to Watch 2014 – five months on…

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Jun 19, 2014
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At the beginning of January, just two weeks into the new year, I posted a list of British breweries to watch out for in 2014. More and more new producers are opening their doors, indicating that – for the moment – the beer-making scene is in rude health. The industry requires long hours and hard […]

Where there’s a will: creativity in the London brewing scene

Where there’s a will: creativity in the London brewing scene

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May 26, 2014
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Pretty much every brewer I’ve ever met has that innate resourcefulness that you seemingly need in order to make good beer, professionally. The big macro producers are no-less talented, of course; even with their larger kits and increased automation, getting something exactly right time after time with limited room for variation is equally impressive. But […]

Everards to trademark Elixir Brewing Co out of existence

Everards to trademark Elixir Brewing Co out of existence

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Mar 4, 2014
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As the brewing industry continues to expand enormously, one of the recent trends seems to be an increase in unsavoury jostling within the market, with regard to beer names and intellectual property. Trademark disputes, unquestionably, are on the rise. British beer is ballooning in scale at the moment – only surface tension is preventing it […]

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