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  • Why clean glassware is so important

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

  • How to 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?

  • In Praise of Beer in Cans

    Ditch any idea that beer in cans is cheap and nasty. Cans are the ideal way to keep your beer tasting fresh and delicious. Read up on why.

  • Skunked beer: how to avoid a drink that stinks

    Most of the time, for most people, enjoying a beer is a simple and uncomplicated pleasure. But sadly we don’t live in a perfect world – things can and do go wrong…

  • Off flavour training: how to get your head around bad beer

    If you work in beer, or want to, then developing your palate is important. Part of that is learning to recognise and identify common faults.

  • Ageing beer is easy: how to get the best from your bottles

    First things first: I’m not just talking about how best to store your beer for a few days before you get around to drinking it. This is about thinking long-term – keeping…

  • How to store beer at its best

    Beer is a natural product that contains, and is hugely influenced by, a host of living micro-organisms. (That’s the yeast!) This living beer will continue to develop over time. Sometimes the changes…

  • Do you know your beer’s recommended serving temperature?

    Some people like their beer cold. It’s how beer drinkers have been taught to enjoy our brews for years. This is particularly true if you prefer a lager. But did you know…

  • Beer Flavour Wheel

    If you’ve ever struggled to describe what it is you’re tasting in your beer, this might help. This beer flavour wheel groups the most commonly found flavours in beer together and guides…

  • How to taste beer like an expert

    Sometimes you just want to drink a beer. It’s one of life’s simple pleasures. Not every beer has to be deconstructed and captured in a notebook. There are times though when you…