Category: Brewing Britain

Golden ales from Kits 5

Golden ales from Kits

Golden Ales from kits It might not yet be summer, indeed as I write it’s not even spring and yet and yet, I’m starting to think about what I want to drink during the...

What were we drinking in 1935 and 1915 0

What were we drinking in 1935 and 1915

What were we drinking 1935 and 1915? Continuing the countdown to the magna carta was signed I’m looking at 800 years of boozing. So What were we drinking in 1935 and 1915? 1935 The...

Magna Carta of Booze – Pt 1 Booze predictions for 2015 1

Magna Carta of Booze – Pt 1 Booze predictions for 2015

Magna Carta of Booze – Booze predictions for 2015 The Magna Carta was signed on the 19th June 1215, which is now just 20 weeks away. I’ve decided to go back in time in...

How to open beer without an opener 7

How to open beer without an opener

The smoking ban is suposed to have had a huge impact on the amount we drink. Perhaps it has but not for the reasons that many of us think. When you smoke you have...

Beer and beard matching – Mo-vembeer(d) – Does your beer match your beard? 4

Beer and beard matching – Mo-vembeer(d) – Does your beer match your beard?

Beer and beard matching – Mo-vem-beer-d –  The traditional beards. (a collaborative post with Paul Fishman) My first local was in Northampton a small market town in the centre of England. A pub called...

Blending beers 10

Blending beers

Blending beers Blending beers was commonplace in Victorian Britain. Landlords would know what blend each of their customers wanted and they would run around with jugs full of beer (before we had bars) and...