New Knops beer revealed

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 […]

Knops California Common

May 3, 2010

Steam beers are a quintessentially American brewing style, originating as a thirst quencher for labourers in nineteenth-century California. As such, they were initially seen as being crude and basic – produced rapidly at higher temperatures than the lager yeast would usually prefer. Their popularity declined and it wasn’t until Fritz Maytag rescued a certain San […]

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