• Next up in our look at classic Scottish beers - the mighty Broughton Old Jock

  • One way in which breweries don't often change hands? Retirement...

  • Heineken have deployed an unconventional weapon to get people back into their lager - Patagonian yeast

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  • It's crystal ball time - here are half a dozen trends to look out for in the 2017 world of beer

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Beer of the Week – Broughton Old Jock

Beer of the Week – Broughton Old Jock

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Jan 20, 2017
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As it’s Friday again, let’s power up the spotlight and point it at another in my series of 52 unsung Scottish beers to try. There are so many amazing new things on offer north of the border, but whilst the brewing scene here continues to go from strength to strength it means the classics are […]

Luckie Ales: Journey’s End and New Beginnings

Luckie Ales: Journey’s End and New Beginnings

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Jan 18, 2017
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“I wish I had started brewing 10 years earlier,” Stuart told me. “I would have been able to sell a five barrel brewery by now and had a few employees to do the grunt work. As it is I’ll carry on home-brewing – there are a lot of old ales to brew, especially the stronger […]

H41: Heineken go to the Ends of the Earth

H41: Heineken go to the Ends of the Earth

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Jan 16, 2017
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Anyway, H41 has two interesting things going for it, as I see it. Heineken used naturally occurring South American yeast sequenced by biologist Diego Libkind of the National University of Comahue, Neuquén. Believed to be the ‘mother yeast’ of lager yeast this can be found in the wilds quietly living attached to the side of […]

Beer of the Week – Swannay Old Norway

Beer of the Week – Swannay Old Norway

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Jan 13, 2017
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Time to kick off the work shoes and lace up those drinking boots – Friday has rolled around again. Last week I began a new series, shining a light on unsung Scottish beers that deserve to be in your cupboard or fridge (or cupboard, fridge and then glass). Seven days ago I started things off […]

Looking Ahead – Beer Predictions for 2017
Beer of the Week – Fyne Ales Highlander

Beer of the Week – Fyne Ales Highlander

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Jan 6, 2017
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There is so much amazing beer out there now – it is all but impossible to track down everything released and still fully enjoy it (ask the RateBeer guys – you can do one but not both). Even if you just stick to the output of a single region or city it can be tough […]

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