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Real ale: Not just for old soldiers Winston Churchill and Bernard Montgomery

More British breweries than since the Blitz

By Mike Stones

Britain now boasts more than 800 breweries; a higher total than at any time since the Second World War, according to the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

Cains sells Liverpool link in beer export drive

Cains sells Liverpool link in beer export drive

By Graham Holter

Cains Brewery has shaken off a recent survival warning from auditors to increase sales and employ 10 new staff following a decision to focus more heavily on exports.

High Wood Brewery faces liquidation

High Wood Brewery faces liquidation

By Anne Bruce

Liquidators are taking offers from potential buyers for parts of High Wood Brewery in North Lincolnshire, after it collapsed on 11 March owing £2m.

Award-winning beer Mary Jane

Ilkley Brewery expands capacity

By Anne Bruce

Startup Ilkley Brewery has moved to a new site which will allow it increase production to 20,000 pints a week as part of its nationwide expansion plans.

Getting bitter
 all the time

Getting bitter
 all the time

By Graham Holter

Brewers enjoy experimenting with hops – and there are more available to them now than ever before...

National Trust brand to extend to soups, chutney

National Trust brand to extend to soups, chutney

By Elaine Watson

The National Trust is discussing contract manufacturing deals with firms making everything from chutney to soup as part of an ambitious plan to get its branded products into every major UK supermarket.

Green beers all round

Green beers all round

Environmental and cost-saving measures are at the heart of improvements in large and small breweries alike, reports Graham Holter

If it ain't broke ...

If it ain't broke ...

By Hayley Brown

St Austell Brewery is experiencing a record rise in its beer sales. Roger Ryman explains why the company is performing so well

The Firm

The Firm

Your cut-out-and-keep guide to top employers: 54. Carlsberg Breweries

Boddington blow

Boddington blow

Workers at Boddingtons' Manchester brewery have renewed their fight to save the plant from closure, and 55 jobs, almost two years to the day after...

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