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The Best Low Alcohol Beer

Low alcohol beer  Whether you’re on a diet or you want to lower your alcohol intake, low alcohol beer definitely has its advantages. But how low is low, and what important things should you know about the amount of alcohol in so-called light beers? We’ll explore these topics and more in the following post. What exactly is low alcohol beer?  Put simply, low alcohol beer does what it says on the tin: it’s a beer that has a very low alcohol content. The idea is that the best low alcohol beer still tastes as delicious as a normal beer, only with a significant reduction in its ability to inebriate the drinker. Low alcohol beers like this are ideal for designated drivers who don’t want to be over the lim...

What Is The Strongest Beer In The World

What Is The Strongest Beer In The World What’s the strongest beer in the world? That’s the question on everyone’s lips these days, and with new beers springing up on the market all the time, it’s not always easy to answer. The strongest beer in the UK, for example, might be world’s apart from the strongest Belgian beer and what’s strong one year could be considered weak the next. So what’s strong these days, and are strong beers even tasty? We’ll examine all of these issues and more in the following post.  The strongest beer in the world  The race to produce the strongest beer has been running for quite some time, with breweries all over the world clamoring to win the st...

Alcohol Percentage In Beer: A Simple Guide

Alcohol percentage in beer How much alcohol is in your beer? The answer will depend on what brand and type of brew you're drinking. Typically, you'll find that your beer alcohol content is labelled on the can or bottle you’re drinking from, or else you’ll see it displayed on the tap at the bar. But what does this percentage really mean, and does it matter? In this article we'll walk you through everything you need to know about the alcohol in your beer. What’s the average alcohol percentage in beer?  The first thing to know is that alcohol is measured in standard units called "alcohol by volume" (abv). This is calculated by measuring the number of millilitres of pure ethanol found in...

Calories In A Pint Of Beer

Beer calories: How Many Calories Are In My Beer?  Beer, the delicious amber nectar that we all know and love, is packed with all sorts of nutrients. And like all beverages it also contains calories, the units of energy that the body needs for fuel. If you’ve ever wondered just how many calories are in your beer, this article is for you. We’re going to tell you everything there is to know about calorie consumption and your favourite brew. The truth about beer and calories  As common wisdom would suggest, the only time you should be worried about the calories in your beer is if you’re drinking it in large amounts, or if you’re on a strict diet designed to encourage weight loss. In the latter case...

Is Beer Good For You?

Is beer good for you? Here's an honest answer Most of us at some point over the weekend will enjoy a cold, refreshing beer with friends. Beer is an excellent thirst quencher thanks to its high water content, and let's face it - it's also very tasty. But is it good for you? And what are the benefits of drinking beer? The answers may not be as straightforward as you think. Read on to find out whether beer is in fact good for your health... Yes, beer is good for you, say these scientists... First let's take a quick moment to remind ourselves what beer is made from: grain, hops, water and yeast. These are all natural ingredients that come from Mother Nature, so it's only logical to suppose that the beer we...

What Is Beer?

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 after water and tea. Pu...

Absinthe Legal In The UK?

Is Absinthe Legal In The UK? Origianlly Posted on Oct 23, 2015   While searching the web recently we keep seeing the same question come up “is absinthe legal in the UK” or “can you buy absinthe in the UK”, long story short? YES it is legal and yes you can buy it.   In fact the UK has never restricted absinthe in anyway including the creation, distribution, selling or possession of it.   So why do so many people think that it’s illegal in the UK. Well the fact of the matter is that absinthe has been illegal in several counties around the world since the early 20th century mainly due to  some concerns of it safety.   However much recent studies and tests have shown that Absinthe...

An Introduction to Cider

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you apples, you’re in business. The fermentation of 1 of your 5 a day leads to a beverage that has been at the forefront of the UK brewing scene for millennia. The UK consumes more cider per capita than any other country in the world and for good reason. Cider is an incredibly versatile product and when paired with perry and other such fruits, becomes one of the most sought after alcoholic drinks in the world. We showcase the best from our local cider breweries, to the UK’s most loved cider brands, to the world’s most unusual, a combination that we have become renowned for. History The origins behind cider are difficult to pinpoint, although the Roman invasion...

History of Women in Brewing

International Women’s Day It is clear to see the divide that brewing creates between males and females due to the stigma that surrounds the topic. Whilst this division between the sexes is portrayed throughout the process from labels to advertising, many would be surprised to learn that female brewers are so engrained in history, they even have their own term. History of Women in brewing ‘Brewsters’ is a term that has been attributed to female brewers since Medieval times, but the notion of the female brewer goes back as far, if not further, than males. The technique was first used in ancient Egypt, as a means to barter for goods, as well as offerings to Tjenenet, the ancient Egyptian goddess of beer but also chil...

Tryanuary

With the start of January comes the flurry of New Year’s resolutions with people using them as a way of tackling bad habits and achieving those goals they want to reach. From weight loss to taking control of finances. It doesn’t escape the alcohol industry with the introduction of Tryanuary and Dryanuary.  So what are they and how do you get involved? Tryanuary is a nationwide campaign to champion local beer, under the premise of trying something new throughout the month. Founded in 2015 as a way to support independent breweries, pubs, bars and other retailers through the month of January.  Here’s our pick of 5 locally produced drinks that we think you need to try this January. You’ll see we’ve...