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International Brewing Awards adds cider categories

By: JimOldfield

July 3rd, 2012

The International Brewing Awards is to add two cider categories to next year’s competition, after a flood of requests from brewers and cider makers. The world’s oldest brewing competition will now also feature categories are for apple cider and for cider incorporating other fruit, juices or flavours. Both will be divided into classes based on Read the full post…

Beer at last year’s prices – three cheers for Dewsbury ale fest!

By: JimOldfield

May 17th, 2012

It will be a home and away festival when Yorkshire’s Heavy Woollen District CAMRA branch opens its third Dewsbury and Heavy Woollen Beer and Cider Festival next Thursday (May 24)… with its prices pegged to last year’s levels! The event, inside Dewsbury Town Hall, will major on the best beers that Yorkshire has to offer Read the full post…

Scrumpy pals take Surrey cider to GBBF

By: JimOldfield

May 9th, 2012

Surrey’s first-ever cider entry to CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival has come from two friends and back-yard brewers from Guildford. Martin Pollock, 37, and Pete O’Connor, 30, have been making cider in their back gardens for three years. They noticed a gap in the market for cider from Surrey, set up as Pete’s Pollocks – Read the full post…