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  • The Woolpack, Slad

    I visited an unpretentious country pub set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It was perhaps the best I’ve been to in years, and now I want to return.

  • How to talk your way to better beer tasting skills

    We all taste beer in the same way, so how come some of us seem to be better at it than others?

  • The next big thing will come from apples

    I looked for something new in spirits but wound up being more excited by something closer to home instead.

  • Cans get weird

    As the wine world has started flirting with cans, beer responds with examples of one-upmanship: “Anything you can can we can can weirder.” In my last post I wrote about Carlsberg’s sustainable…

  • Snap Packs are the way forward

    For once a story about big beer where I’m not complaining. Carlsberg has developed a new way of packaging its beers. Their Snap Pack multipacks don’t use the old plastic rings. They…

  • Whisky Me

    Whisky in pouches? Drams through the post? Is this a good way to explore Scottish single malts?

  • Little Gin Box

    Finding the right subscription box can be tricky. It’s not just what they send you, but how much and how often. Price and packaging come into it too. What does it take…

  • Get the Most from Your Year in Beer – 2019 part 2

    Here at last is part two of my beer festival round up, here to help with your beery calendar planning. What I’m aiming for with this list is a selection of mainly…

  • The Brewery Bible launches its guide to the south west

    A new guide to Britain’s beer scene has launched with the first in what promises to be a series covering the whole of the UK. Can they hope to cover it all?…

  • A beer aboard a boat

    Taking a trip down the River Thames with the London Craft Beer Cruise Company. Much as I enjoy hunting down esoteric taprooms in railway arches or roughing it on a thin wooden…