The ticking time-bombs facing Britain’s pubs

*N.B. This was an issue feature written as part of my Masters degree and is aimed at a more national, less specialist audience* With business rates climbing ever higher, Brexit forcing up the price of imported drinks and young people drinking less than ever before, could this be the end of the British pub as … Continue reading The ticking time-bombs facing Britain’s pubs

Five of the best beers at Craft Beer Rising 2017

Now in it's fifth year, Craft Beer Rising could reasonably lay claim to being one of the first real 'craft' beer festivals. Hosted in the heart of Brick Lane at the iconic Old Truman Brewery, the festival boasts of having over 700 beers from around 170 breweries on offer across three days. I was lucky … Continue reading Five of the best beers at Craft Beer Rising 2017

In conversation with… Jack Hobday, co-founder of Anspach & Hobday

Situated under a cramped railway arch in Southwark, Anspach & Hobday doesn’t look much like the location of a brewery currently selling beer to Italy, Belgium and across the UK. In just over three years, owners Paul Anspach and Jack Hobday have transformed themselves from aspiring homebrewers to the owners of a brewery with the potential … Continue reading In conversation with… Jack Hobday, co-founder of Anspach & Hobday

Recipe: Beer Bolognese with Anspach & Hobday’s ‘The Smoked Brown’

Let's face it; Spaghetti Bolognese is pretty much everyone's favourite comfort food ever. Mums across the land have fallen back on this tried and tested recipe for generations, a crowd pleaser for any occasion, simple enough to cook and bursting with rich, meaty flavour. There have been many different variations on the Italian-classic, some more … Continue reading Recipe: Beer Bolognese with Anspach & Hobday’s ‘The Smoked Brown’

Gueuzing in Ghent – 48 hours in Belgium’s student capital

Belgium will always hold a special place in my heart. It was, after all, a trip to Bruges in 2013 that kickstarted my love affair with beer in earnest. I was a naive 19-year old who knew they didn't really enjoy drinking mass-produced commercial lager, but had little idea of the sheer variety of beer … Continue reading Gueuzing in Ghent – 48 hours in Belgium’s student capital