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  • 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…

  • Beer

    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…

  • Beer off flavour training

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

    It’s time for something a little bit specialised today. One for the real beer nerds. If you’re interested in training for a career in beer, or if you’re a home brewer, this…

  • Duvel on Tap UK launch at Draft House Old Street in London

    Duvel hopes to tap into new market

    Belgian brewers Duvel Moortgat yesterday launched a new version of their iconic strong golden ale, Duvel. For the first time drinkers can now seek out Duvel on tap – although for now…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Year in Beer 2018

    Get the Most from Your Year in Beer – 2018

    Here we are once again at the coldest, bleakest point of our orbit around the sun, plunging through the mind-grinding vastness of a cosmos so empty and uncaring about our insignificant human…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Gluten-free beer is better now than it's ever been

    Love beer but hate gluten? Gluten-free beer to the rescue!

    More and more people want the food and drink they consume to be gluten-free, whether that’s for a medical reason or a ‘lifestyle choice’. The range of gluten-free products on offer has…