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
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
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
First things first, an apology. I’ve not been posting very much lately. Sorry about that. It turns out doing a Masters degree is a LOT more time consuming than I’d envisaged, and alas Beeson on Beer has fallen by the wayside a little over the last couple of months. However, at the weekend I went … Continue reading Beer Review: Beavertown/To Øl Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
An extremely heavy day on the beer mile, which resulted in both Toby and I falling asleep on our respective trains home!