Loving the beer geek life: an update and future plans

I’m expecting quite a few new readers on the site today. If that’s you, welcome! I hope you like what you find here. Perhaps you’ve arrived here today after reading my piece for BeerBods on Unity Brewing Co’s Congregate Belgian pale ale. And perhaps you’re wondering “who is this dude, and why am I reading his stuff instead of Evil …

Taste testing three strong stouts

It’s cold out there! Warm up with these strong stouts

It seems like winter just doesn’t want to let go this year. Here we are in mid-March, with St Patrick’s Day looming, and the temperatures are set to plunge below zero again. The only sensible course of action is to hunker down indoors, with the fire lit if you have one, and crack open some seriously strong stouts. I chose …

cherries, kriek, kriek lambic, cherry beer

Kriek overload: drowning in cherry beer to find you the best one

I have always loved cherries. It’s one of my favourite flavours, so it’s no surprise that I’m also a big fan of kriek, the Belgian cherry beer. I inadvertently started amassing an army of bottles of the stuff early last year. I’d buy one and stick it in the cupboard, thinking to drink it at a later date, and then …

Jonny Garrett

First Beer Experiences – Jonny Garrett

As part of the series on first beer experiences I have been curating for Tryanuary, we’ve seen contributions from Daisy Turnell and Natalya Watson, among others. Now I’m extremely pleased to add the excellent Jonny Garrett to the list. Jonny is a writer and filmmaker. After an unsuccessful period of being a music journalist, and an even less successful stint …

Daisy Turnell

First Beer Experiences – Daisy Turnell

Daisy Turnell is the owner of Craft Beer Newcastle – a website dedicated to breweries, bars, bottle shops and events in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the North East region. She is also the Marketing Manager for The Head of Steam bars and Camerons Brewery’s Managed pub estate, having worked in the industry for 16 years. Currently studying to become a Beer Sommelier, …

Natalya Watson, Certified Cicerone®

First Beer Experiences – Natalya Watson

Throughout this month the Tryanuary team will be sharing stories about people’s first experiences with beer. Trying beer for the first time can be a daunting experience, and – let’s be honest – sometimes a difficult one. The bitterness found in beer can take some getting used to. But as you read the stories people have shared we hope you …

The Garden Brewery, NEIPA 02

The Garden Brewery, NEIPA 02

Welcome to 2018, BeerBods Plus fans! This year kicks off with Garden Brewery, NEIPA 02 aka the Stranger Things beer. New England IPA, 6.9% ABV Featured in BeerBods Plus box 4 on 4 January 2018. There’s plenty of debate around this particular style of beer. Some people love it; some people think it’s just a fad.