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04 March, 2011

l German pilsner Veltins has won a listing for its 50cl bottle in all 26 of Booths’ stores from March. The 4.8% abv brand is already available nationally in Oddbins, and its UK agent is Vertical Drinks.??l Chef Marco Pierre White has launched a beer with JW Lees. The Governor will be available in bottle and cask in the spring. White (right) is pictured with head brewer Michael Lees-Jones (left) and managing director William Lees-Jones.??l Cornish brewer Sharp’s has increased its weekly brewing capacity by 300 with the installation of two new fermenting vessels. The equipment cost around £125,000 and is testament to its growth plans, according to the company, which is being bought by Molson Coors.

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