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  • No need to be teetotal: alcohol-free beer is good for all

    Alcohol-free beer isn’t just for teetotallers. We all moderate our drinking from time to time and deserve a tasty choice when we do.

  • Why clean glassware is so important

    Using ‘beer clean’ glassware is important, and boils down to having respect for the beer — and for yourself.

  • 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.

  • 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…