What exactly is beer? Everything you need to know about the nation’s favourite drink
Most of us have sipped on a cool refreshing pint on a summer's day or had a bottle or two of lager with an evening meal. But we rarely stop to wonder what lies inside that tasty amber nectar and how it came to occupy such a central role in our social lives. So what exactly is beer, where does it come from, and how did this magical brew first come into existence? Read on to find out all you need to know about this very unique drink...
The definition of beer: what exactly is it?
Beer is one of the oldest and most popular drinks in the world; in fact, it's thought to be the third most popular drink...
Top Ten Black Shuck Blush Gin
On Beers of Europe’s Top Ten Gin List is definitely the Black Shuck Blush Gin and the rest of the range are not far behind. Whether it be the Black Shuck Sloe, Passion or the Navy Strength Ignite the choice is incredible and the quality and taste top class!
How did the journey begin?
Patrick and Sarah Saunders launched their family run business in 2011 with their award winning Black Shuck Sloe Gin. Since then the Black Shuck range has flourished and is now recognised all over Norfolk and beyond.
The arrival of the legendary Black Shuck Gin in 2015 heralded a new era for Gin lovers old and new. In August 2017 Black Shuck continued to lead the way...
Bullards Celebration Gin
To celebrate the Canaries both winning the league and being promoted, the club's gin partner Bullards has launched a limited edition 'Celebration Gin'.
Bullards, as the official Norwich City gin partner, will produce a batch of only 2019 numbered bottles to be sold locally including in store and online at Beers of Europe
The Premier League bottle boasts Daniel Farke's famous celebration on the front, as well as being finished with yellow and green ribbons and an OTBC seal.
An eye catching presentation and something that both gin and football fans will be keen to get their hands on.
Sam Jeffery, Head of Partnerships at Norwich City FC says - “We are delighted to be...
The title of Yorkshire’s oldest brewery belongs to Samuel Smiths, who began brewing in Tadcaster in 1758. They brew on the same site to this day, even using the same methods to brew the beer, such as keeping the same yeast strain, and fermenting their beer in traditional Yorkshire stone squares. As well as that, Samuel Smiths use oak casks that are made and repaired on site by full-time coopers and still use horses to transport beer around Tadcaster. The brewery has a range of 16 different bottled beers and ciders, as well as their winter seasonal ale. They use English hop varieties, such as Goldings and Fuggles, to add bitterness and aroma to their ales.
Aside from the brewery itself, Samuel Smiths operate around 200 pubs aro...
Norfolk Day 27th July 2019
Beers of Europe, The Warehouse Antiques & Collectables & The Steiff Shop, Setchey, Nr Kings Lynn - Celebrate Norfolk Day 2019!
Once again Beers of Europe, The Warehouse Antiques & Collectables & The Steiff Shop, Setchey, Nr Kings Lynn - Celebrate Norfolk Day on the 27th July.
Keen to top last year’s amazing day, (if this is possible!) this year will be an even bigger event, showcasing all that we have to offer on-site.
The day will be officially opened by a celebrity - TBA.
Beers of Europe
The Norfolk Brewhouse and Smartmouth Brewery
Beers of Europe will be once again opening the tasting bar to showcase and promote local Norfolk beers a...
Beer of The Month - May - Moosehead Lager
Founded in the same year as the country, Canadian brewery Moosehead has a rich family history stretching back to 1867.
In the beginning it was known as the Turtle Grove brewery, ran by Susannah Oland and her family in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. The brewery quickly became popular in the area, but the road to being a successful business was far from straight-forward. The Oland’s tackled brewery fires, prohibition, family deaths and an exploding French war ship before purchasing the James Ready Brewery in 1928. Susannah’s grandson, George, releases Moosehead Pale Ale, nowadays called ‘the beer that built the brewery’.
The James Ready Brewery was officially rename...
Brewery Of The Month May - St Bernardus ABT 12, Belgium Beer
St Bernardus ABT 12 is widely regarded as one of the best Belgian beers around, but the story behind it stems from French monks, who fled taxes in Mont Des Cats, France to continue making cheese in Watou, Belgium in the early 1900s. Thirty years later, the French relaxed taxes on religious communities, so the monks moved back to France and the dairy was taken over by Evariste Deconinck, who began producing two types of cheese; Port Salut de Watou and St Bernard Watou, the latter of which would lend its name to the beer it would later produce.
After the Second World War, Deconinck was approached by Trappist monks at Westvleteren to brew and market...
All About Gorgeous Brewery, London
Based in the heart of Highgate, Gorgeous Brewery is family owned and family run. They are fiercely independent and always have been.
Following in the footsteps of their grandmother, Marion, who was born and raised in a London pub. She taught her family to work hard and that at the end of the day there’s nothing better than getting your hands on a gorgeous pint.
Gorgeous are a small brewery, with little automation so a whole lot of care and hard work goes into everything we make. All of their beers apart from the real ales are unfined and unfiltered, which means they are vegan, retain a natural haze and even more flavour.
Q: Who are you/what do you do?
A: We’re Gorgeous B...
Archangel Gin - New
Beers of Europe would like to introduce the latest Gin addition to their selection, Archangel Gin - from Archangel Distilleries Ltd, Fakenham Norfolk.
Archangel Gin is handcrafted in the heart of Norfolk, half way between the great monastic houses of Walsingham and Castle Acre. Producing ‘Angeli Ab Oriente’, Angels from the East; spirits with a distinctive Norfolk heritage.
The Spirit of Archangel
Continuing a venerable monastic tradition of brewing and distilling with a mixture of work and prayer, ‘Ora et labora ’ that stretches back well over a thousand years and during the working day we observe the monastic hours of Lauds and Vespers. Norfolk is a county where the Church has deep r...
Racing Beer Mikkeller - Mud Run For Charity
Only The Brave 10 Mile Mud Run In Aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance - Supported by Beers of Europe, The Warehouse Antiques & Collectables and Bottles & Cans Magazine
Sunday 7th April Jim Briscoe took part on behalf of Beers of Europe, The Warehouse Antiques & Bottles and Cans Magazine ‘Only The Brave 10 Mile Mud Run’ in aid of the Air Ambulance at Elveden Estate, Thetford Forest, Norfolk.
The ‘Only the Brave’ challenge this year had it’s record breaking attendance hosting 1,850 racers who all ran for the charity.
The choice was between six or 10 mile course with plenty of obstacles and lots of mud - Jim really ...