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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Exclusive: pre-launch interview with Northern Monk Brewing Co

Exclusive: pre-launch interview with Northern Monk Brewing Co

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Aug 28, 2014
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About a year ago, a bottle of beer was deposited for me to pick up in a local off-licence – meaning the somewhat liberating prospect of walking into a bottle shop and asking for what was under their counter (something I’d only ever done before in bookshops). That beer was a brand new offering from […]

Breweries to Watch 2014 – five months on…

Breweries to Watch 2014 – five months on…

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Jun 19, 2014
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At the beginning of January, just two weeks into the new year, I posted a list of British breweries to watch out for in 2014. More and more new producers are opening their doors, indicating that – for the moment – the beer-making scene is in rude health. The industry requires long hours and hard […]

Where there’s a will: creativity in the London brewing scene

Where there’s a will: creativity in the London brewing scene

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May 26, 2014
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Pretty much every brewer I’ve ever met has that innate resourcefulness that you seemingly need in order to make good beer, professionally. The big macro producers are no-less talented, of course; even with their larger kits and increased automation, getting something exactly right time after time with limited room for variation is equally impressive. But […]

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