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 …

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 …