One of You Will Betray Me

One of You Will Betray Me

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May 10, 2017
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At the start of the week the Morning Advertiser breathlessly revealed that Carlsberg UK had plans to buy a craft brewery based in this country to ‘bolster its growing portfolio with an artisan British beer’, although they tempered this somewhat by going on to state that the Danish behemoths ‘could’ be ready to announce it […]

#TrainBeer? Save it for when you get there…

#TrainBeer? Save it for when you get there…

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Apr 11, 2017
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There is nothing more British than drinking on trains. Well, maybe drinking in airports before dawn, but that’s about the only exception. Anybody who travels on public transport has seen it for themselves on pretty much every train trip – the buckets of lager, the crates of beer, the bottles of fizz and plastic cups. […]

Fastest Finger First

Fastest Finger First

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Feb 28, 2017
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What is the most effective weapon these days in the search for brand new beer online? Aside from a credit card that doesn’t scream at you, I mean? It’s not Google – searching for ‘Cloudwater Juicy Banger 10% Pineapple Can Hazy’ will only lead to out of stock dead ends and beer tasting blogs either […]

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, […]

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