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Gin Top Ten Whatahoot

Whatahoot Gin is One of Beers of Europe Top Ten Gins Where is Whatahoot Gin Made? Distilled by WhataHoot in the heart of Norfolk, the gin is enjoyed around the UK as something totally unique. Norfolk Inspired Gin that is ultra-smooth and deep in its flavour profile. Every bottle of WhataHoot Dry Gin is lovingly created, infusing the perfect blend of botanicals with distilled Norfolk Water, for a unique and refreshing flavour. What Ingredients are In The Gin? Combining traditional botanicals including juniper, coriander and citrus. WhataHoot Dry Gin is a artisan gin full of citrus in the begining with a hint of orange and finishing with the iconic Norfolk flavours of sea samphire and lavender. The gin is full of family...

Rum | A.H.Riise

The Rise of Riise Rum! Catching up with Bjorn Jenson, Director of Sales at A.H. Riise Spirits - Q: Who are you/what do you do?   A: The company A.H. Riise Spirits ApS is a Danish producer of rum, gin, and bitters. A.H. Riise Spirits ApS buy their rum from all over the West Indies and Central America. Only the best rums are destined to be enjoyed from a glass in the far future. Depending on whether it is at navy rum, a spiced rum or the luxurious Non-Plus Ultra, the cellar master chooses the casks from which to blend the exact rum. Q: What was the inspiration for working with A.H.Riise?   A: The name and legacy are based on the name and life of Danish Pharmacist, scientist and rum maker Albert H...

Anarchy Brew

Anarchy Brew Co. The Anarchy Brew Co. started life in Morpeth, Northumberland in 2012 and started brewing core beers, packed with flavour, which they still make today - Blonde Star and Citra Star.  In October 2018 Anarchy brewery moved to Walkergate, Newcastle upon Tyne with the added bonus of a new taproom.    The taproom is open every weekend, playing host to tap takeovers, brewer meet-ups, gigs, DJ sets and more.  Check their Taproom page for what’s on and what’s pouring this weekend.  Open every Friday and Saturday from 12pm - 10pm - if you fancy a tour around the place then give them a ring! Anarchy Brew Co. beers can now be found across the globe, with kegs and cans recently sh...

Bullards Celebration Gin

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...

New In Gorgeous Brewery

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

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...

Stewart Brewery In Edinburgh Q&A

Q: Who are you/what do you do?   A: Hi I’m Craig Scotland, the Head Brewer at Stewart Brewing in Edinburgh. Q: Where do you see, or hope to see, the brewery in 5 years’ time?   A: I’d love to see Stewart Brewing continue on the path we are on at present, maintaining the same values. Every beer we brew we do so to the best of our ability, be it a traditional style in cask or a more experimental style using less familiar ingredients. I hope our beers will continue to be enjoyed in the local market, whilst gaining a wider distribution throughout the UK. I’d also like to see more of our beers overseas. We have built strong relationships with distributors in countries such as France, Norway and...

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 farm. 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 al...

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...

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...