What have I achieved in the past year?

After reading this post by Natalya Watson¬†on what she’s achieved over three years working in beer, I was… Well I was slightly jealous and very impressed to be perfectly honest. Natalya is definitely a woman on a mission and I expect she will go far. Natalya and I qualified as Beer Sommeliers on the same day, so her post also …

Brick Brewery, Cucumber and Strawberry Sour: crushable

Brick Brewery, Cucumber and Strawberry Sour

I like South-East London’s Brick Brewery, and I like their sour beers too. This is another totally crushable example: crisp, bursting with flavour, refreshing – everything I want from this type of beer. This is not a mouth-puckering sour. It’s more restrained and balanced, with the cucumber doing the heavy lifting while strawberries dance over the top to keep things …

Ales Tales - the UK's only Belgian Beer Festival

Ales Tales 2018

Ales Tales, the only beer festival in the UK entirely dedicated to Belgian beer, returned for its second year on the 1st and 2nd of June. Drinkers in Hackney’s Oval Space were presented with a choice of 78 different beers from 20 Belgian brewers, as well as the usual accompaniments of food, live music, and merch. As beer festivals go, …