Breweries to watch out for in 2017

Breweries to watch out for in 2017

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Jan 5, 2017
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Here we are, staring bleary-eyed at another year having rolled around. 2016 saw lean times on the BeerCast in terms of writing, but there was more than ever going on in the world of brewing in the UK. As this is now the tenth year I have been writing about beer, that is more than […]

Mondo Brewing Company, and the Joy of Taprooms

Mondo Brewing Company, and the Joy of Taprooms

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Feb 11, 2016
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So what do you want from the perfect taproom? A spur of the moment visit to one in south London summed that up perfectly for me. Mondo Brewing Company are based in Battersea, and on a recent Wednesday night opening their taproom door was rewarded with a completely empty room and the entire Mondo staff […]

Breweries to watch out for in 2016

Breweries to watch out for in 2016

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Feb 2, 2016
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So the final ‘best of last year/look out for this year’ post has rolled around again – stretching the whole thing out into February. It’s the annual list of 10 Scottish and English beermakers who are going to have breakout years, or will otherwise be interesting to watch, to see how they get on. This […]

Cloudwater – ‘We don’t have a message. We have human beings’

Cloudwater – ‘We don’t have a message. We have human beings’

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Nov 3, 2015
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It would have to be meditative, the music playing over the sound system at the Cloudwater Brewery in Manchester. Even the doorbell sounds like a jazz clarinet, but the ambience inside the brewing facility on the Piccadilly Trading Estate is made harmonious and mellow by the choice of tunes leaking softly from the PA system. […]

Obstacles to be overcome: Introducing Cloudwater Brew Co

Obstacles to be overcome: Introducing Cloudwater Brew Co

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Mar 25, 2015
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Exhibit C – The way that Cloudwater have been built up; the core behind how they will approach things, is laid upon something not usually seen in British brewing – Buddhism. Paul (above left, with head brewer James Campbell) is seemingly quite the spiritual chap; the name is a literal translation of the Zen Buddhist […]

Breweries to watch out for in 2015

Breweries to watch out for in 2015

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Jan 12, 2015
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As last year began, I posted the now traditional list of breweries to watch out for in 2014. Looking back, picking Williams Bros to have a big year based on their plans was a fairly safe bet – but the opening of Drygate has gone better than they could have hoped for (at least in […]

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