American craft brewers in 2020

Figures released by the Brewers Association, the trade association for small and independent American craft brewers,…

Dog’s Grandad – with a little help from my friends

Unlike many brewers in London, Alex Hill, the founder of Dog’s Grandad, does not have a…

Farewell to Achel

This is a sad story because it sees the end of a part of brewing history.…

A dog has its day

One of my Christmas beers was Sambrook’s Brown Dog Riot.  Many beers these days have strange…

Beer and cheese – only virtually!

The lockdown inevitably led to all of CAMRA’s usual Christmas activities being cancelled so, to maintain…

Beer styles of Europe and beyond

Reading about it can’t replace sitting in a pub drinking it, I know, but I hope…

Beer and Bugs

Over the years, I have done plenty of beer and food matching and so, when I…

Beer for Christmas

Christmas is a time for a bit of indulgence (even more so after the year we…

Park Royal – a lost history in a changing market

A couple of years ago, I ran a training course on international beer styles and one…

Black Sheep Progress

Hopefully, this will be my last beer from the back of the cupboard as we will…