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  • ZeroWater: let’s get this clear

    Do ZeroWater filters work? Does the water taste better? Does it make better tea, better coffee, better ice? And what happens when you filter beer for a laugh?

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    Best Booze Books, 2020 edition

    Right, it’s pretty clear what the deal is here so minimal waffle and let’s just get on with it, right? Right. No affiliate links or anything. Just recommendations because I think these…

  • How many Kölsch breweries are there?

    Kölsch is “one of the most strictly defined beer styles in Germany” according to Wikipedia. Use of the term Kölsch is governed by the Kölner Brauerei Verband (Cologne Brewers Association) through the…

  • 2019 photo favourites

    A round-up of some of my best images from 2019.

  • 2019 writing favourites

    A round-up of some of my best drinks writing from 2019, including articles in Pellicle Magazine, Ferment Magazine and October.

  • The Garden Brewery, NEIPA 02

    The Garden Brewery, NEIPA 02

    Welcome to 2018, BeerBods Plus fans! This year kicks off with Garden Brewery, NEIPA 02 aka the Stranger Things beer. New England IPA, 6.9% ABV Featured in BeerBods Plus box 4 on 4…

  • The Trappist monks at The Abbey of Saint Sixtus of Westvleteren, Belgium, aren’t in the business of brewing beer for the riches or glory — they brew only enough to support themselves and their abbey.

    The Trappist monks at The Abbey of Saint Sixtus of Westvleteren, Belgium, aren’t in the business of brewing beer for the riches or glory — they brew only enough to support themselves…

  • #FOMO and the Instagram IPAs – SommBeer

    “I see these beers all over Instagram: tall cans next to stemless tumblers filled to the brim with little or no head, looking more like orange juice than beer, out in the…

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    Craft beer in numbers

    Blimey, craft beer just seems to keep on getting more and more popular, doesn’t it? But how popular is it really? Get ready folks, fact-bomb incoming. More breweries One thing that’s certain…

  • In our desire to consume, check-in and tweet about the latest must-have IPA, we appear to have forgotten that the entire reason the style came into being was due to the power of the hop flower as a preservative, allowing beers to survive the long journey across the sea to British colonies.

    In our desire to consume, check-in and tweet about the latest must-have IPA, we appear to have forgotten that the entire reason the style came into being was due to the power…