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  • How to taste beer like an expert

    Beer is one of life’s simple pleasures. But there are times when you might want to slow down and consider the beer you’re drinking in a little more depth. Here’s my guide on how to taste beer like an expert.

  • Describing beer colour: how to get it right

    Beer colour is important. It’s one of the first things we notice. Our eyes usually get involved with our drinks long before our noses or mouths do. And this happens whether we’re…

  • Cloudwater x The Veil, Chubbles TIPA

    That is one nice looking glass of beer, just check out the colour! @cloudwaterbrew x The Veil, Chubbles TIPA ?

  • The Trappist monks at The Abbey of Saint Sixtus of Westvleteren, Belgium, aren’t in the business of brewing beer for the riches or glory — they brew only enough to support themselves and their abbey.

    The Trappist monks at The Abbey of Saint Sixtus of Westvleteren, Belgium, aren’t in the business of brewing beer for the riches or glory — they brew only enough to support themselves…

  • Rauchbier

    What to expect from… a Rauchbier

    Smoky beers are pretty unusual these days. However before 1700 or so they would have been much more common. So what changed? It’s all to do with the malt and how it’s…

  • #FOMO and the Instagram IPAs – SommBeer

    “I see these beers all over Instagram: tall cans next to stemless tumblers filled to the brim with little or no head, looking more like orange juice than beer, out in the…

  • craft beer

    Craft beer in numbers

    Blimey, craft beer just seems to keep on getting more and more popular, doesn’t it? But how popular is it really? Get ready folks, fact-bomb incoming. More breweries One thing that’s certain…

  • Ayinger, Celebrator

    Ayinger Celebrator, some of that Dunkles Bayrisches Starkbier, dawg. This doppelbock rocks, sweet, strong and malty; a clean lager character with a strong dark bite. German beer isn’t necessarily all that cool…

  • American IPA

    What to expect from… an American IPA

    If you’re reading this, the chances are I don’t need to tell you. American IPAs are perhaps the defining style of modern craft beer. New ones appear all the time, most of…

  • Hitachino Nest, White Ale

      A refreshing, zippy little beer this one. “Brewed with coriander, orange peel and nutmeg”, and yes you can taste them all in there. Just a hint of tartness from the wheat.…