Breweries to watch out for in 2014

Breweries to watch out for in 2014

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Jan 13, 2014
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Last year, right at the beginning of January, I posted a list of breweries to watch out for in 2013. Looking back, the overall pick to take that next step (Cromarty Brewing Co) had a terrific year, and pretty much all of the other choices also produced fantastic beer. Despite the pressures of the recession […]

A festival of BrewDog collaboration? Why times have changed…

A festival of BrewDog collaboration? Why times have changed…

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Oct 21, 2013
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When BrewDog announced, back in September, that they were planning a festival of beers made in collaboration with eleven different British breweries, it raised more than a few eyebrows. After all, back in 2009 when 5am Saint launched, they declared on the label “The UK beer scene is sick. And we are the fucking doctor.”* […]

England v Scotland – the live beer challenge

England v Scotland – the live beer challenge

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Aug 19, 2013
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Last week, for the first time in fourteen years, England and Scotland met on the football field. To commemorate the welcome return of the home international, we thought it only right to emulate the occasion in the only way we know how – by drinking beer (and in an orderly, pre-defined, yet rapid manner). Not […]

Scottish Real Ale Festival 2013 – the beers

Scottish Real Ale Festival 2013 – the beers

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Jul 12, 2013
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As the craziness of the city-wide Independents’ Festival continues, and (for me, at least) the debauchery of the Beer Bloggers’ Conference is yet to start, in between, nestling like the older, wiser chick in the nest, we have CAMRA’s Scottish Real Ale Festival. Truly, at the moment there is as much beer in Edinburgh as […]

The best IPA in Britain

The best IPA in Britain

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Apr 23, 2013
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This is, in truth, a post I’ve wanted to write for a long while. A list – my list – of the best IPA’s in Britain. The problem is, every time I sit down and riffle through the selection of names, there are more to consider. Another one arrives seemingly every week. The demand for […]

Snakebite is back

Snakebite is back

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Mar 22, 2013
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Take a moment and think back to your student years. Pierce the alcohol-tinged clouds of shame and recall some of those memories. Pot Noodles. Jerry Springer. Ill-advised facial hair (for me, at least). Snakebite. Regret. Well – fast forward to modern times, and at least one of those things is making a comeback. Yes, Goatee […]

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