Breweries to Watch 2013 – five months on…

Breweries to Watch 2013 – five months on…

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Jun 11, 2013
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At the beginning of January, just as the year started, I posted a list of British breweries to watch out for in 2013. Despite the ongoing financial pressures, the scene here is flourishing – more breweries are opening now than ever (in living memory, at least). Having said that, it’s still a tough industry in […]

Archerfield-Knops opens for business

Archerfield-Knops opens for business

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Apr 10, 2013
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Bob Knops is certainly going up in the world, if last weekend was anything to go by. The ‘Mikkeller of Morningside’ has, finally, seen the long hours pay off as his own production facility opened, pride of place inside the new Archerfield Walled Garden in East Lothian. For three long years, Bob plugged away getting […]

Breweries to watch out for in 2013…

Breweries to watch out for in 2013…

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Jan 7, 2013
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Last year, right at the beginning of January, we posted a list of breweries to watch out for in 2012. Looking back, our overall pick to take that next step (Tempest Brewing Co) really had a spectacular twelve months, and many of our other choices also produced some fantastic beer. Despite the pressures of the […]

Knops IPA unveiled in Smackdown

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May 17, 2011
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Last night Edinburgh’s local gypsy brewer Robert Knops unveiled the first bottles of his newest beer – Knops IPA – in a WWE style head to head contest against three flash opponents from the USA. The Smackdown pitted each of his bottled offerings with a similar (as much as possible) beer from across the pond […]

First look – Knops Musselburgh Broke

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Oct 24, 2010
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Three weeks ago we were invited to a focus group tasting for Edinburgh producer Robert Knops, who was keen to follow up his first beer California Common (4.6%) with a more traditionally British style. On the evening, we tasted several variations on the same theme – a bright, Scottish ale with the emphasis on the […]

New Knops beer revealed

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Oct 3, 2010
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A few months ago we reviewed Knops Brewing Company California Common – a brand new beer from Scottish brewer Robert Knops. Produced using Traditional Scottish Ales’ equipment in Bridge of Allan, Robert’s first release was unusually a steam beer in the grand Californian tradition. After plenty of experimentation his second issue is something more distinctly […]

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