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  • 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.

  • Get the Most from Your Year in Beer – 2019 part 1

    Some of the best beery fun I had last year was at beer festivals. They’re a great way to catch up with friends and enjoy all sorts of rare and crazy beers…

  • Unpacking beery advent calendars

    So here we are in early December, the run-up to Christmas firmly in our sights. Perhaps you’ve started working your way through a beer advent calendar. A seasonal selection of 12 or more…

  • Why I stopped using Untappd

    Why I stopped using Untappd

    For those who don’t know, Untappd is an app that allows you to track and rate the beers that you drink. It also helps you discover what beers are available nearby or…

  • A visit to Mills Brewing

    I visited Mills Brewing in Gloucestershire, set up to produce beer with ‘minimum modern intervention’. I was also lucky to taste a preview of their first spontaneously fermented beer.

  • 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…

  • Cloudwater Brew Co - repeated recipes on the horizon?

    Cloudwater: repeat recipes on the horizon?

    Earlier this week I interviewed Paul Jones, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Cloudwater, for a magazine article. I ended up with much more material than I was able to use – including…

  • The Experiment requires that you continue

    Is The Experiment worth a go?

    This is not where I’m supposed to be. On a sweltering late afternoon, in the middle of the longest summer heatwave for a generation, I’ve crossed London in entirely the wrong direction…