Category Archives: Brewing Britain

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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Hangover tea – part 12 in 12 drinks for Christmas

Hangovers and hangover cures All three of my books contain homebrew recipes as does a large propotion of this blog. It would seem only fair that I at least acknowledge that I might be at least partly responsible for many … Continue reading

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Posset old fashioned Egg nog – part 10 and 11 in the 12 drinks for Christmas

Posset Possets have been entrenched in British culture for around 1000 years and were well known right up until the end of the 19th Century. Richard Cook in his 1827 book, Oxford Night Caps ,wrote of many different Possets calling … Continue reading

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Khrenovukha – Horseradish vodka – part 9 in the 12 drinks for Christmas

Khrenovukha – Horseradish vodka I was first given this traditional recipe for Khrenovukha by my Russian friend Sasha and it appeared in my first drinks book, Booze for Free. Having played around with it for a few years I have … Continue reading

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Mulled saison – part eight in Andy’s 12 drinks for Christmas

Here is a twist on the traditional mulled cider or wine, a mulled saison. A saison (also spelt Saision depending on where you come from), is a beer that derives from Wallonia, one of the French-speaking parts of Belgium. As … Continue reading

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Homemade Vermouth – 12 drinks for Christmas part 7

Time can certainly do wonders to some wines but for others there really is no hope. Well, that’s what I thought until I started messing around making Vermouth. As long as bottle of wine isn’t too technically imperfect then it … Continue reading

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Andy’s Sloe Christmas Cocktail – 12 drinks of Christmas part 6

I’ve been currently reading the brilliant Boozehound by Jason Wilson, it’s a travelogue cocktail book and it is enough to turn the most temperant of people into raging boozehounds. Wilson helps give you a firm basis of how cocktails can … Continue reading

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