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  • Brick Brewery, Peckham Pale

    Drinking local tonight: Peckham Pale by @brickbreweryse15. Crisp malt and floral piney hops, all pitched at a refreshing, easy-drinking level. A nice session beer.

  • The Kernel, Bière de Saison Apricot

    Bière de Saison Apricot by @thekernelbrewery. All those IPAs chasing the juicy label could learn a thing or two from this beer. Sherbet apricots, brett funk, a restrained but mouth-watering tartness, and…

  • pale ale

    What to expect from… a Pale Ale

    Think of this as IPAs little brother if you like. It has a similar pale appearance and refreshing character with malts and hops in good balance, but it’s all pitched at a…

  • kölsch

    What to expect from… a Kölsch

    Kölsch is a bit of an inbetweener. It’s an ale that thinks its a lager – or maybe that’s the other way around. Expect brilliant clarity, a golden colour and a creamy…

  • How to taste beer like an expert

    Do you struggle to pick out flavours in your beer? Do you want to talk about what you’re tasting but find it hard to put those flavours into words?

    Your sense of taste isn’t fixed at birth. Tasting is a skill like any other, and with practice you can improve.

    I’m going to share with you the simple technique that professionals use for tasting beer.