Wednesday, 20 January 2010

CAMRA names Champion Winter Beer of Britain 2010

1872 Porter from the Elland Brewery, West Yorkshire, has today been crowned the Supreme Champion Winter Beer of Britain 2010 by a panel of judges at the National Winter Ales Festival in Manchester.

The 6.5% abv porter is described in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide as a 'creamy, full-flavoured porter, with rich liquorice flavours with a hint of chocolate from roast malt, and a soft but satisfying aftertaste of bittersweet roast and malt.'

Winning today is especially sweet for the brewer after finishing in Silver place overall in the 2009 competition.

Dave Sanders, Head Brewer at Elland, was elated to hear of the brewery's success. He said:

'It absolutely brilliant; we came second last year and I am thrilled to finish on top in 2010. We originally started brewing this beer at the West Yorkshire brewery, so there's quite a history behind this Victorian recipe.'

Silver went to Breconshire's Ramblers Ruin, whilst the Bronze medal went to Acorn's Gorlovka Imperial Stout.

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Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Tough new drinks code to take effect on April 6

Pubs and club owners who breach the code could face extra conditions, losing their licences, fines of up to £20,000 and even six months in prison.

The new mandatory conditions, to be published today, include:

• A ban on "irresponsible" promotions such as "all you can drink for £10", women- drink-free deals, speed drinking competitions and "dentist's chairs".

• Ensuring free tap water is available.

• Ensuring all those who sell alcohol check the ID of anyone who looks under 18.

• Ensuring establishments make available a choice between a single and double measure of spirits and a small and large glass of wine.

However the plans for the code still have to be approved by Parliament before they become law.

The code is expected to come into force in two stages this year. The first will take effect on April 6 and cover promotions and the free tap water offer. And the second will come in on October 1, covering the smaller wine and spirit measures and age checks.

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Monday, 18 January 2010

Beer: The latest hope in fight against cancer

Researchers at the German Cancer Research Centre in Heidelberg have discovered that beer contains a powerful molecule that helps protect against breast and prostate cancers.
Found in hops, the substance called xanthohumol blocks the excessive action of testosterone and oestrogen. It also helps to prevent the release of a protein called PSA which encourages the spread of prostate cancer.

Read the full article in the Daily Mail

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Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Titanic Brewery - The best in the West Midlands

Burslem Based Titanic Brewery was awarded two gold’s and a silver at the CAMRA West Midlands end of year awards.

The two Gold's were for Titanic's 'Iceberg'in the specialist category and the 'Titanic Stout' in the stout category. The Silver was awarded to the Titanic 'Wreckage' in the Strong Old Ale section.

Titanic also own/manage The Bulls Head in Burslem, The Greyhound in Newcastle and The Royal Exchange in Stone.

The three beers will now compete at the CAMRA 2010 Great British Beer Festival.

More Information about Titanic Brewery and their beers

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