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  1. Our Craft Beer Advent Calendar as seen on This Morning

    Our Craft Beer Advent Calendar as seen on This Morning

    We're proud to have featured again with This Morning, showcasing with the best advent calendars you can buy for Advent this year!
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  2. We’re joining forces with BeerBods

    We’re joining forces with BeerBods

    We’ll be working with BeerBods to help build the UK’s leading retailer of craft beer.
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  3. Beer Hawk's Advent Calendar is back... and WOW!

    Beer Hawk's Advent Calendar is back... and WOW!

    Beer Hawk's Craft Beer Advent Calendar is better than ever. 24 incredible beers including 9 exclusive to Beer Hawk. Plus a free tasting kit (worth £20) plus incredible prizes (think all-expenses-paid trips to the USA) and loads more 

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  4. PerfectDraft Amnesty

    PerfectDraft Amnesty

    It seems our keg amnesty has caused a bit of a stir with our favourite customers. We really didn’t mean to upset anyone. The purpose of the amnesty is to collect back as many kegs as we possibly can.

    Following the success of the 3-for-2 keg offer we haven’t had many kegs sent back to us yet and it’s super important for us to receive these kegs for us to ensure the supplier keeps producing more for us to sell. This helps us keep our costs down which allows to pass on savings and continue to give back to our customers in the form of beer tokens, offers and sales.

    Following on from the results of this year’s survey we have tried to make some changes for the better, however, we need feedback from our customers more frequently. With that said we would like a few of our PerfectDraft customers to volunteer to meet us at our bar in Wetherby, North Yorkshire for a chat over a few beers and hear about how we can improve our

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  5. Mikkeller brewed a beer with Rick Astley

    Mikkeller brewed a beer with Rick Astley

    Yep, you read right. The 80s pop legend has brewed a beer with naughties beer legend. And we've got some. Here's the unlikely story

    The whole project started with a rumor that Rick Astley lived in Amager, Copenhagen.
    “When I heard the news, I immediately thought we should brew a beer with him,” explains the brewer and founder of Mikkeller, Mikkel Borg Bjergsø, who as a pre-teen had posters of Rick Astley hanging on his wall in his childhood home in Nivå and hits such as ’Never Gonna Give You Up’ and  ’Whenever You Need Somebody’ on repeat in the walkman.
     
    “I was a huge fan!,” he says.
     
    Bjergsø later found out that Rick Astley lived in London and that he – despite being married to a Dane – actually never lived in Amager.  However, through the singer’s Danish wife, who is also Astley’s

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  6. The Grist: 6 things we learnt on Planet Beer this week

    1. Craft beer labels are going minimalist… (we stock And Union’s Unfiltered Lager by the way). Read about 9 paired back, beautiful designs here

    2. Soweto in South Africa has a new craft breweryRead about it here

    3. Beer can be paired with Heavy Metal albumsHere’s what the author on October says should be paired with Rage Against

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  7. The Grist: 6 things we learnt on Planet Beer this week

    The Grist: 6 things we learnt on Planet Beer this week

    1. Arnold Schwarzenegger used to work at Anchor Brewing
    Under every Anchor Steam® Beer crown is a little nugget of information. One reads: 1977: Arnold Schwarzenegger at Anchor in Streets of SF after the young bodybuilder starred as a brewery worker in the 1970s TV show The Streets of San Francisco. Even Anchor founder Fritz Maytag got a cameo. Read about it here

    2. What the best new US breweries are
    "In the last 18 months, more than 6,500 new breweries registered on RateBeer, the largest beer-rating website on the internet,” reads this article on Gear Patrol. “Among them are the distinguished few recently named the 10 “Best New Brewers in the

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  8. 5 essential beer books for 2017

    5 essential beer books for 2017

    Become a beer expert this year with these amazing books

     

    1. CAMRA's Good Beer Guide 2017 edited by Roger Protz

    The 2017 beer lover's companion - the original independent guide to good beer and good pubs now in its 44th edition with complete recommendations on the best pubs across Britain, Northern Ireland and the offshore Isles.

    2. The Pub: A Cultural Institution by Pete Brown

    Pete Brown, British Beer Writer of the Year twice over, delves into the magic, mystery and fascinating culture of the pub. It includes 250 pithy pub descriptions, 50 feature pubs, and sections on Pub history, Pub Culture and Types of Pubs tell the story of the public house.

     

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  9. Mikkeller's gin, vodka and wine

    Entering the spirit world

    It's true, acclaimed brewery Mikkeller has made not only a gin and vodka, but also a wine. Here we look at the how brewers are turning their hands to distillingand winemaking

    It used to be that the world of beer and the, ahem, spirit world, rarely crossed over. Largely, brewers were brewers and distillers remained distillers, but the drinks industry in 2016 is nothing if not diverse. In the last decade we’ve seen brewers expand into making gins, vodkas, absinthe, everything really. Over in the US, and never ones to play by the rules, Dogfish Head, Ballast Point, Rogue and Anchor have all been distilling. Dave Thibodeau, co-founder of Ska Brewing, has also recently launched Peach Street Distillery. He told Beer Hawk that there’s more in common than you’d imagine. “Depending on what you’re producing, you may use a similar

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  10. NEW: Camden 2016 barrel-aged lager

    LAUNCH: Camden 2016 barrel-aged lager

    It's here – the now-annual barrel-aged beauty from Camden Town Brewery. And it's stunning...

    Available in a limited run of 2,016 screen-printed 750ml bottles, Camden's Beer 2016 is a full-bodied freestyle lager with a deep red-brown hue, aged in cognac, tequila and bourbon barrels for 12 months, giving notes of dark rum, sweet treacle and cocoa, with a balanced hop bitterness and short finish.

    Like a homemade brandy pudding, crack this beer open to share after Christmas dinner, brewed to toast the festive season or ring in the new year.

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