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  • The case for sitting on your own with a pint

    Sitting on your own with a pint, and perhaps something to read, is most definitely one of life’s pleasures. If it’s partway through a weekday afternoon, while the rest of the world is still chained to a desk, so much the better.

  • A bock in East London

    “There’s no other way. We just can’t stop making it, simple as that. The bock is going to stay.” A brewer’s lament, but a drinker’s dream.

  • No need to be teetotal: alcohol-free beer is good for all

    Alcohol-free beer isn’t just for teetotallers. We all moderate our drinking from time to time and deserve a tasty choice when we do.

  • Cans get weird

    As the wine world has started flirting with cans, beer responds with examples of one-upmanship: “Anything you can can we can can weirder.” In my last post I wrote about Carlsberg’s sustainable…

  • Snap Packs are the way forward

    For once a story about big beer where I’m not complaining. Carlsberg has developed a new way of packaging its beers. Their Snap Pack multipacks don’t use the old plastic rings. They…

  • Get the Most from Your Year in Beer – 2019 part 2

    Here at last is part two of my beer festival round up, here to help with your beery calendar planning. What I’m aiming for with this list is a selection of mainly…

  • The Brewery Bible launches its guide to the south west

    A new guide to Britain’s beer scene has launched with the first in what promises to be a series covering the whole of the UK. Can they hope to cover it all?…

  • A beer aboard a boat

    Taking a trip down the River Thames with the London Craft Beer Cruise Company. Much as I enjoy hunting down esoteric taprooms in railway arches or roughing it on a thin wooden…

  • Looking for a deeper relationship

    Novelty is starting to lose its appeal at home and I feel like I need to find a good fridge filler. Can you place lonely-hearts ads for a beer? A tide is…

  • Fuller's Asahi buyout

    Fuller’s Asahi buyout: a sad day for brewing in London

    Fuller’s has sold its brewing business to Asahi. I look at the deal’s significance for London’s brewing industry and beer culture.