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.

Sign up to BeerBods for Tryanuary and only pay half price!

You can’t go out every night during January. What if you want to take part in #tryanuary from your home? Well, here is some really great news for the beer curious wherever they may be, in South London or further away: BeerBods are offering a fantastic deal to anyone signing up for one of their subscription boxes during January. I’m a …

My top 5 beers of 2017

My Top 5 Beers of 2017

2017 is almost over, and like lots of you, no doubt, I find myself looking back over the year and thinking about some of the memories that stand out. This year saw lots of beery beginnings for me. 2017 was the year I began my training as a beer sommelier. It was the year I began home brewing, after a …