By all accounts, Pete Brown hasn't had a bad career. The three time winner of The Guild of Beer Writers' beer writer of the year award is currently in the middle of promoting his eighth book -‘Miracle Brew’ - his first exclusively about the subject of beer since 2009. I sat down with the globe-trotting … Continue reading In conversation with… Pete Brown, award-winning beer writer and author
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 we know it? By all accounts, it ought to be a golden age for British pubs. In 2016, the number of UK breweries … Continue reading The ticking time-bombs facing Britain’s pubs
Spoiler alert: I love cask beer. To me, there is no greater pleasure in life than the first sip of a properly conditioned, well kept, cask beer, served at the right temperature. You can imagine my disappointment, therefore, when Cloudwater, one of the most exciting new breweries to emerge in the UK in the last two … Continue reading Cloudwater, CAMRA and the culture of cask beer
*BEEP*, *BEEP*… *BEEP*, *BEEP* It’s five forty-five am on a Thursday morning, and I’m rudely awoken by the unpleasant sound of my alarm clock, jolting me out of a deep slumber. I groan, haul myself out of bed and into the shower, before getting dressed and slipping out the back door at just gone half … Continue reading In conversation with… Robin Wright, Co-Founder of Pig & Porter Brewing Co.
“I like it because I can drink several pints of it and not fall over on the way home,” laughs Alex Grieg, as he takes the first sip of Kent session pale from a jug. We’re sat on a pair of slightly tired looking red sofas in the back-end of Fuggles Beer Café, the artisan … Continue reading In conversation with… Alex Greig, proprietor of Fuggles Beer Café