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The fine line between beer enthusiast and beer extremist 0

The fine line between beer enthusiast and beer extremist

The fine line between beer enthusiast and beer extremist A beer enthusiast is just that, someone who get excited about the topic and the drink. They are people who love every aspect of it....

Pub Facts – Half truths from the pub 0

Pub Facts – Half truths from the pub

What are Pub facts? Over the course of writing Brewing Britain and throughout my drinking career I have heard many a tall tale, always told most earnestly and always told at least two or...

Turin Day three 0

Turin Day three

Turin Day three We two are now three and we have so far managed to just about re-film what we have shot yesterday in the rain, meaning that much of yesterday was a write...

Turin day one 0

Turin day one

Over Easter week I produced (and starred in) a documentary about Vermouth. It is in the editing stage but here is the start to the four diary accounts I kept during that time. There...

Unethical Alcohol? 0

Unethical Alcohol?

If you have never read this blog before nor come across my work then, for the sake of transpancy, I have to disclose that I have a vested interested in all things booze related...

Beer and babies a match made in heaven? 0

Beer and babies a match made in heaven?

Of course I’m also not that I’m suggesting your next bit of family time for the over 5’s involves pepper pig drinking games or that you call your next brew a child friendly Iggle Piggle pale ale to consume only “in the beer garden”. No, I’m simply suggesting that there are some transferable skills that the good brewer will develop.

Sloe Gin and the Shameful history of Britain 10

Sloe Gin and the Shameful history of Britain

Imagine the first ever sloe gin ever made and you might picture a chocolate box Tudor Britain. Perhaps a pastoral scene an adorable old lady returning home with a wicker shopping basket full to...