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Brewing with 2018 Barley Crop

We are now well into the brewing year and nearly all breweries, big and small, will be using 2018 crop barley. Remember last year? Hot, dry spring and summer with long periods of zero rainfall,...

National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC)- Yeast Bank Services

National Collection of Yeast Cultures NCYC has served the brewing industry for over 70 years, providing secure and confidential storage of the commercial brewing yeast strains as well as molecular...

Beer-ready for Brexit! Are you able to make it stable?

Be it Brexit, Climate Change and implications for beer production, business rates, reported lack of beer drinking millennials or the long running duty debate it’s not an easy time to run a business...

Free From Beers

Current trends in “free from Beer” There is an ever increasing demand for food and drink to be designed that excludes one or more ingredients with which some consumers are either allergic or have...

Brut IPA you say?

Unlike the name might suggest, this beer style has no connection with the cheap aftershave still available at a discount price from your closest Superdrug! In fact, its namesake is much more...

Low or no? The alcohol-free boom and why it’s showing no sign of going bust.

In partnership with CereX: Natural Cereal Extracts That’s right, the latest trend we’ve witnessed and which we think will only continue to gain momentum is the low percentage brew. We’re not...

Lager, Lager, Lager

Lager is as popular as ever and whether its Pilsner, Helles, Vienna Lager or Schwarzbier you are considering brewing, Murphy and Son is the place for everything you need for a flavoursome quality...

What should you expect from this year’s malt specifications?

The malt nitrogens coming into breweries with the new seasons malt are likely to be higher than usual, at around 1.7%. The winters are not expected to be quite as high, but are still above average,...

Kegging, canning or bottling? Have you considered the benefits of Murphy’s Super F?

What is it? Super F is a rapid action fining, made using our own special formulation of silicate and polysaccharide for rapid sedimentation.  This unique blend makes Super F effective at fining out...