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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.

  • The Woolpack, Slad

    I visited an unpretentious country pub set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It was perhaps the best I’ve been to in years, and now I want to return.

  • 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…

  • Belgian beer by Dutch canals

    Drinking in Foeders, Amsterdam, a neighbourhood beer bar that has seen its local focus build an international reputation.

  • Gueuze glass

    Who needs champagne when you have gueuze?

    Discover detailed expert tasting notes of 8 different gueuze beers, and an in-depth explanation of the style. Plus why it’s a great replacement for champagne.

  • 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…

  • My Top 5 Beers of 2018

    Let’s be honest: it’s December and I need content. So of course it’s time for a best beers list. Putting last year’s list together was pretty good fun too, so here I…

  • Goose Island Bourbon County Stout: the beer that laid the golden egg

    Black Friday isn’t a thing in the UK. It’s an American import that, like Oreos, is gaining popularity despite the fact that it adds very little of cultural value to the already…

  • In Praise of Beer in Cans

    Ditch any idea that beer in cans is cheap and nasty. Cans are the ideal way to keep your beer tasting fresh and delicious. Read up on why.

  • 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.