Category Archives: Brewing Britain

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 serve each customer there preferred blend. … Continue reading

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How to identify Sloes to make sloe gin etc

How to identify Sloes Before you can make your sloe gin, sloe wine or sloe anything then really you have to to know how to identify Sloes. There was a point when I didn’t know how to identify sloes. In … Continue reading

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The Booze Academy

The Booze Academy is a new brewing and fermentation school that will launch in 2015. The First Booze Academy Course is entry level brewing – Kits! The Booze Academy brings together all of the knowledge that I have gleaned whilst … Continue reading

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Homemade bitter lemon and lime – a very easy recipe

Homemade bitter lemon and lime Most student will experiment with drugs at University, I went as a mature student and had gone way beyond that point, instead experimenting with gin (and wearing chaps). I’d mix gin with everything and after … Continue reading

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Wild Festival cocktails

As I write midsummer has just passed and that means one thing, we are right in the middle of festival season, wild festival cocktail season! Dolly might have wowed the crowds at Glastonbury and for some that signals the end … Continue reading

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Wild booze walks – Back by popular demand

I called my last two wild booze walks exclusive as I planned to only do two of them. But everyone who attended really enjoyed them and they sold out within 2 days, who’d have thought! Since then I’ve been inundated with … Continue reading

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Booze walks – Part of the Bristol Walking Festival

Booze walks This year, and for a limited time only, I’ll be running two exclusive Booze walks. They are 2 hour long strolls, around the stunning backdrop of Brunel’s masterpiece suspension bridge and through the worlds first heritage site Avon … Continue reading

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Growing your own hops part one

Growing your own hops a extract from Brewing Britain – part one Planting and training Commercial hops are grown up poles, but you can grow them up the side of your house. Hops like sunlight and will require around 8 … Continue reading

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Bristol Beer Festival 2014 a few favourite beers

I had no idea I was going to the Bristol Beer Festival at the Brunel’s old station (next to Temple Meads Station), until midday last night. Myself, Mr Vincent Crocker from Ashley Down Brewery and Micheal Wiper Esq of Wiper … Continue reading

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A-Z of beer part one A to F

A-Z of Beer and Brewing in Britain Having now published Brewing Britain- The Quest for the Perfect Pint I seem to have a load of words left over, therefore I thought I’d blog them as this A-Z of beer. So … Continue reading

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