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 …

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, …

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Palate, Palette, or Pallet

Let’s just clear something up quickly. OK? Palate: the roof of your mouth. Also your sense of taste. This is the one you usually want if you’re talking about how a beer tastes. Palette: the thing a painter uses for mixing up colours. So, by extension, a range of colours available for use. Could then conceivably be used to describe …

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 …