The #IcemanPour Cometh

The #IcemanPour Cometh

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Feb 22, 2017
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A, or B? Trends in the world of craft beer come and go. You may even hold the point of view that craft beer itself is a trend, of course, which is fair enough. But aside from that we have seen the rise and fall of the Black IPA, the sudden proliferation of the pint-usurping […]

Craft Beer and the Dangers of Self-Parody

Craft Beer and the Dangers of Self-Parody

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Jan 31, 2017
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Hype. Momentum. Passion. For better or worse, these are all things that craft beer needs to gain to eke further into the mainstream of the UK beer culture. It’s happening; tickets for craft beer festivals are selling out faster than ever, new releases are being hoovered up on beer-toting websites quicker than they can be […]

Honesty is the Best Policy

Honesty is the Best Policy

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Jan 25, 2017
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A couple of weeks ago I quickly jotted down a few trends that I think might start to become more prominent in 2017 – but one I missed off the list is something else that has come to light recently, and it’s one of the most welcome trends I can remember for a while. Breweries, […]

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 […]

Looking Ahead – Beer Predictions for 2017
What are AB-InBev up to?

What are AB-InBev up to?

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Nov 16, 2016
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CNBC reported yesterday that AB-InBev are peering from the mud at far greater fish with their narrowed eyes. In a move way over the scale of anything that causes craft beer fans to dilute their sours with tears, it seems AB-InBev would very much like to take control of Coca Cola. Now this is exactly […]

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