In conversation with… Gianni Rotunno, head brewer at Brewheadz

Following a dream often requires sacrifices, and the young Italians behind Brewheadz have sacrificed more than most in pursuit of opening a brewery. To finance the cost of their four-barrel kit and eight-barrel fermenters, the four friends all moved into a one bedroom flat in Angel, brewing in the kitchen and taking it in turns … Continue reading In conversation with… Gianni Rotunno, head brewer at Brewheadz

Raising a glass to new beginnings

When I first started Beeson on Beer back in December 2015, it was merely intended as an outlet for a subject I was deeply passionate about, rather than as a tool to help further my career in journalism. I'd recently discovered Matt Curtis' excellent Total Ales site, and had been inspired by his entertaining storytelling … Continue reading Raising a glass to new beginnings

‘Good beer takes time’: How a trip to Flanders dispelled the myth that fresh is best

Around 90 per cent of all Belgian hops are grown in the hop fields of Poperinge, a quaint municipality in the province of West Flanders. The surrounding countryside contains over 275 hectares dedicated to the growth of Humulus Lupulus plants, stretching ever-higher towards the skyline. The region's association with the famous plant goes back as far … Continue reading ‘Good beer takes time’: How a trip to Flanders dispelled the myth that fresh is best

Bar & Restaurant Review: Wild Beer Co. at Wapping Wharf

Wild Beer at Wapping Wharf, Units 6-8 Gaol Ferry Steps Bristol BS1 5WE 01172395693. Meal for two (with drinks): £45 Bristol has always been one of my favourite places in the UK. I hold fond memories of the city from my university days, in which we would often take the train from Exeter and embark … Continue reading Bar & Restaurant Review: Wild Beer Co. at Wapping Wharf

Beer Review: Fallen Brewing Co. Cans

A couple of months ago, I was fortunate enough to receive some cans from Fallen brewery in Scotland. The Stirlingshire-based brewery have recently invested in a state-of-the-art ABE canning line capable of filling up to 900 cans an hour, and kindly offered to send me some samples to try. I finally got the opportunity to … Continue reading Beer Review: Fallen Brewing Co. Cans