Sign up to BeerBods for Tryanuary and only pay half price!

You can’t go out every night during January. What if you want to take part in #tryanuary from your home? Well, here is some really great news for the beer curious wherever they may be, in South London or further away: BeerBods are offering a fantastic deal to anyone signing up for one of their subscription boxes during January. I’m a …

My top 5 beers of 2017

My Top 5 Beers of 2017

2017 is almost over, and like lots of you, no doubt, I find myself looking back over the year and thinking about some of the memories that stand out. This year saw lots of beery beginnings for me. 2017 was the year I began my training as a beer sommelier. It was the year I began home brewing, after a …

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10 Best Books For Budding Beer Buffs

Do you know someone who loves beer so much that merely drinking it isn’t enough? Is he thirsty for every drop of knowledge he can find on the subject? Does she want to learn more about all the beer styles out there, and how to pair them with the perfect dish? Or perhaps that’s you I’ve just described? Either way, …

Tryanuary

12 Beers of Tryanuary

Here’s a proposal that I’ve been working on for #tryanuary that I think could be a lot of fun. We are encouraging local breweries to nominate one of their beers to feature in a selection of 12 South London Tryanuary beers. These could be new releases or special seasonal beers, or perhaps even something brewed especially for the campaign. Once we …

Tryanuary

Tryanuary 2018 in South London

Tryanuary is a UK wide campaign throughout January which aims to inspire people to seek out and try new beers. “Finding new beers in new places provides crucial revenue to an industry of independent businesses in an historically quiet month for trade.” I will be volunteering with the Tryanuary for their 2018 campaign as a local champion for South London. …

Vegan Beers

We all know the four ingredients in beer are water, malt, hops and yeast. None of those are animal products, so how come some beers are not vegetarian or vegan friendly? It’s all down to the finings. Some breweries use a substance called isinglass to filter their beer. During fermentation the isinglass, a form of collagen obtained from the dried …