In conversation with… Pete Brown, founder of Forest Road Brewing Co

Forest Road Brewing Co. isn’t your typical London brewery. While most of the capital’s emerging small brewers produce small quantities of a wide range of beers on tiny, cramped kits on industrial estates, Forest Road’s head-brewer Pete Brown heads out to Belgium every couple of months to brew 15,000 litres of Work, the brewery’s signature … Continue reading In conversation with… Pete Brown, founder of Forest Road Brewing Co

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