Beer drinkers in Burton and South Derbyshire want to know whether their favourite tipple is being brewed locally after an increase in the popularity of craft beers, a new survey has revealed.
A poll of more than 1,000 beer drinkers by the Society of Independent Brewers showed that almost two out of three cared who brewed their beer and backed independent craft brewers rather than a global beer company.
A separate survey of 2,000 people for the Campaign for Real Ale showed support for a freeze on beer duty. More than half said beer duty was too high at 54p per pint.
Martin Hodson, a craft brewer at the National Brewery Centre, in Horninglow Street, Burton, said: "Based at the National Brewery Centre, we are in an ideal public space to interact with our customers and encourage dialogue on all brewing-related matters.
"We are proud to display 'Brewed in Burton Upon Trent' on all of our products. As true independent brewers, we have the freedom to brew what we like. However, we choose to go down the heritage root.
"We use classic beer recopies and using the depth of brewing knowledge which is available to us to produce quality old-style ales. We also produce a seasonal range using a blend of hops that appeals to a modern palate."
Where to find Burton-brewed ales near you
Marston's brews its flagship ale – Pedigree - at its brewery in Shobnall Road, Burton. Bass traditional draught ale, which dates back to 1777 when the Bass Brewery was founded by William Bass in the town, is brewed here on license.
The Boot Inn
The Boot Inn, in Repton, offers a bar, restaurant and micro-brewery, brewing its very own Boot beer. Other ales such as Clod Hopper, Tuffer's Old and Repton Cross are also available to try.
Burton Old Cottage Beer Company
Having won the West Midlands Beer of the Year Award, the Burton Old Cottage Beer Company is one of Burton's brewing gems. Halcyon Daze, Cloughy's Cloud, Stour and Cottage IPA are brewed in Hawkins Lane, Burton.
Located in Glensyl Way, off Wharf Road, Tower Brewery offer a variety of classic Burton brewed-ales, such as Salt's Burton Ale, Tower Bitter, Imperial and Gone for a Burton.
Burton Bridge Brewery
The first of the small brewers to set up shop in the town at a time when Bass and Ind Coope dominated British brewing. Stairway to Heaven and Draught Burton Ale are highlights of its repertoire. The company is based in Bridge Street, Burton.
The Gates Brewery is a small micro-brewery situated in Shobnall with flagship ales such as Reservoir Premium and Reservoir Pale.
Award-winning ales brewed at the Blackhole Bewery, at Imex Business Park, in Burton, include Black Hole Bitter, Cosmic, Red Dwarf and Super Nova.
Heritage Brewing Company
Victoria Pale Ale, St Modwen Golden Ale, Offilers' Best Bitter, Masterpiece India Pale Ale, Charrington Oatmeal Stout and Charrington IPA are available to taste at the National Brewery Centre, in Horninglow Street, in the town.
Molson Coors Brewing Company has its headquarters in High Street, Burton, on the original site of Bass Brewery HQ. The firm boasts some of the UK's most popular lagers, such as Carling and Coors Light, which can be found in many pubs around the country.
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