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January Giveaway - Empress Gin 1908

We have a bottle of Empress Gin 1908 to giveaway to one lucky winner! Once tonic is added to this stunning gin, it changes from vibrant indigo to soft pink, making it a stand out addition to many cocktails.  For your chance to win, LIKE the image on Facebook and leave us a comment! Closes 5pm Fri 25/01/2018, see image for terms. Don't forget to share!  Good Luck! If you don't win you can always buy online from us here - Empress Gin 1908 NEWSLETTER Sign up to our newsletter and keep upto date with our latest Giveaways/Competitions!  Check out Empress Gin 1908 on Beers of Europe YouTube  

Ringwood Brewery | Q&A

Ringwood Brewery | Q&A Originally Posted on Feb 03, 2016 Are you curious to know about the people behind the beers you buy? Or perhaps you want to know what inspires brewers to brew and beer bloggers to blog? Our “Q&A” posts are a light hearted way of getting to know people working in, and connected to, the beer and alcohol industry. Today’s post features Ringwood Brewery. Ringwood Brewery was founded by Peter Austin in 1978, a man who is revered as “the father of British Micro-brewing”. Ringwood Brewery’s first brewhouse was in a former bakery in the old station yard brewing Best Bitter and Fortyniner for a handful of local customers. 1979 saw the production of Old Thumper, which has sinc...

Q&A with Graeme Denton, From the Notebook Ltd

From the Notebook Ltd | Q&A Originally Posted on Jan 22, 2014 by Are you curious to know about the people behind the beers you buy? Or perhaps you want to know what inspires brewers to brew and beer bloggers to blog? This post introduces Graeme Denton of From The Notebook Ltd. Who are you/what do you do?   I’m Graeme Denton. I am the MD of the company From the Notebook Ltd How did you get into this line of work?   I was made redundant in 2011 and decided to do something different. It was one of those “now or never” moments. What is your favourite beer, wine or spirit?   Beer. I could easily give up wine and I hardly ever touch spirits. But I couldn’t g...

Wychwood Brewery | Q&A

Wychwood Brewery | Q&A Originally Posted on Nov 20, 2013 Are you curious to know about the people behind the beers you buy? Or perhaps you want to know what inspires brewers to brew and beer bloggers to blog? This post introduces Jon Tillson, a brewer for Wychwood Brewery. Who are you/what do you do?  Jon Tillson, 2nd Brewer.  Brewer of tea and beer at Wychwood Brewery What do you think makes a great beer?  The important thing here is individuality. ‘One man’s pleasure is another man’s poison’. The range of beers and styles you can now enjoy from all over the globe to me is very exciting. Often you can get too wrapped up in temperatures, glass wear, styles. Try beers,...

Firebrand Brewing Co | Q&A

Firebrand Brewing Co | Q&A Oirinally Posted on Nov 02, 2018 Are you curious to know about the people behind the beers you buy? Or perhaps you want to know what inspires brewers? Our “Q&A” posts are a light hearted way of getting go know people working in, and connected to, the beer and alcohol industry. Our latest is with Firebrand Brewery.  Their fruity, hoppy and easy to drink pale ales and IPAs are brewed using local spring water and American hops on their Cornish far. The brewery has a real  zeal for flavour, simplicity and character and they aren’t afraid to experiment with exciting styles. Who are you/what do you do?   I’m Tom Rooke! Pro beer slinger/drinker and master of all...

Isaac Poad | Q&A

Isaac Poad | Q&A Originally Posted on Oct 12, 2018 Are you curious to know about the people behind the beers you buy? Or perhaps you want to know what inspires brewers to brew and beer bloggers to blog? Our “Q&A” posts are a light hearted way of getting to know people working in, and connected to, the beer and alcohol industry. The latest in our Q&A series is with Isaac Poad Brewing. Isaac Poad are brewers and one of the oldest, independent barley merchants in the country.  They have been in business for over 150 years, starting around the time Victoria was Queen and the American Civil War was in full swing. Who are you/what do you do?   Hi there, my name is Chris Dearnley and I am the Brew...

Dunkertons Cider Co / Q&A

Dunkertons Cider Co | Q&A Origianlly Posted on Aug 02, 2017 Dunkertons Cider Co has been making organic cider and perry for over 35 years. They work in harmony with the environment and have been awarded Soil Association certification status for all of their ciders and perry, as well as for their orchards. Their drinks are made with pure pressed juice from organic fruit harvested in their own orchards or from the organic orchards of local farms. Who are you and what is your role?   Jeremy Benson, AKA Bean Benson. I’m Managing Director of the Dunkertons Cider Co. Please introduce yourself and tell us a little about what you do    I oversee the whole business supported by a very small and commit...

6 O’clock Gin | Q&A

6 O’clock Gin | Q&A Originally Posted on Jul 19, 2017 Bramley and Gage is a small, family run business that is focused on making high quality, great tasting spirits, gins and liqueurs. In 2010 they launched 6 O’clock Gin. The gin is a refinement of the gin that master distiller Edward Kain had been making for many years as the base for his sloe and damson gins. Who are you/what do you do?   Hi, I’m Michael Kain. I am the Head Distiller and one of the Directors at 6 O’clock Gin. How did you get into this line of work?   My parents began the business in their South Devon kitchen back in 1988. In 2007, my sister Felicity and I took over the business when we moved to the beautiful town o...

Brighton Bier | Q&A

Brighton Bier | Q&A Originally Posted on Jul 12, 2017 Brighton Bier is the result of three friends coming together with a combined passion for beer and a shared ambition to play a lead role in the revival of the city’s once proud and independent commercial brewing heritage, and put Brighton firmly back on the brewing map. Brighton Bier are embracing the attitude, ingredients and flavour profiles of the progressive beer styles from Belgium, North American and beyond but in a way that respects the character and historical integrity of British ale.  All in all, it’s a simple plan: brew great beer! Who are you and what do you do?   I’m Gary Sillence. Head Brewer and founder of Brighton Bier. How di...

Roosters Brewing Co | Q&A

Roosters Brewing Co | Q&A Originally Posted on Jun 21, 2017 Established in 1993, Rooster’s Brewing Co is a brewery based in Knaresborough, Yorkshire. They quickly developed a reputation for brewing ground breaking, hop forward pale ales, showcasing exciting new hops from the USA. Fast forward nearly twenty five years and they’re still crazy about hops and the flavours they impart on beer.  Their continued aim is to make the highest quality, clean drinking beers as possible whilst continuing to experiment and innovate. Who are you and what do you do?   I’m Tom Fozard, Commercial Director at Rooster’s Brewing Co. How did you get into this line of work?   The short version...