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Beer Pages’ Beers of 2009

Without question, 2009 was a significant year for beer, both in the struggling fortunes of the on-trade but also in the continuing rise of speciality beers, both from abroad and the fine offerings from the UK. In the excellent 'Beer Pages' website, Roger Protz and Tom Cannavan (plus a few other contributors) choose their beers of the year.

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Visit to La Trappe Brewery

Ian Clay, Managing Director of James Clay, was one of a very select handful of people invited to the Trappist Abbey of Our Lady of Koningshoeven, the home of La Trappe, as part of the brewery's 125th anniversary celebrations.

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World Beers Defying the Slump

Nick Yates has written a really excellent piece in this week's The Publican, addressing the issue of which specialist and world beers bars should consider stocking, especially in the current economic climate.

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Ageing Trappist Monks Brew On

Global news-giant Reuters recently ran a brilliant feature on Trappist brewing and, most notably, on the Westmalle Abbey in light of their substantial investment in a £9.2 million state-of-the-art bottling plant.

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The 50 Best Bottled Beers

The Independent newspaper features their list of the Best 50 Bottled Beers - read on to see who made the grade...

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Flying Dog Triumph at GABF

Maryland brewery scoop 'Mid-Size Brewing Company and Mid-Size Brewing Company Brewer of the Year' at the Great American Brewing Festival.

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Beer Good For Bones

Research published in scientific journal claims that drinking beer could help cut the risk of osteoporosis.

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What to Drink with Spotted Dick?

Perhaps not the most burning topic faced by the on-trade today, but Rupert Ponsonby has the answer...

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The 2/3rd Pint Glass

Drinkers will soon be popping into their local for two-thirds of a pint as the government is calling time on more than 300 years of history by relaxing rules on pub glass sizes.

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Women Pull Their Weight

No more the realm of the beer-belly and the beard, a new culture of young women are the new beer enthusiasts.

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