Six places every beer and food lover should visit in Brooklyn

Wandering around the vibrant array of bars, brewpubs and restaurants in New York's hippest and most populated borough, it is hard to believe that for nearly two decades this area did not boast a single brewery. At the turn of the century, Brooklyn was home to 48 of the institutions, putting it at the very … Continue reading Six places every beer and food lover should visit in Brooklyn

Destinations: Brouwcafé de Molen, Bodegraven (Netherlands)

Part of what I enjoy most about going on holiday or going traveling is the opportunity to seek out and explore different bars, breweries and beer cultures across the world. To me, there is no greater joy than seeing how many beer-related activities I can squeeze into a holiday with family or friends before they … Continue reading Destinations: Brouwcafé de Molen, Bodegraven (Netherlands)

‘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

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