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

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

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