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Brewboard Brewery On Tour

Brewboard Brewery ON TOUR! - Meet The Head Brewer! FREE Tasting Event - Beers of Europe Beers of Europe Welcomes Brewboard Brewery from Harston, Cambridgeshire Sunday 8th December - 10.30am to 4.00pm Let your taste buds take you through an amazing journey with the Head Brewer from Brewboard.  Try beers from this young independent craft brewery from Cambridgeshire, enjoy the aroma and taste of some truely modern beers made with the best ingredients nature has to offer. The Board has assembled from far and wide, bringing prodigious talent and experience together to produce something special. Discerning drinkers assemble, there’s a new player in town …         ...

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...

Samuel Smiths Brewery

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...

St Bernardus ABT 12 Belgium Beer

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...

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...

Tynt Meadow – The UK’s First Ever Trappist Beer

Tynt Meadow – The UK’s First Ever Trappist Beer Originally Posted on Jul 14, 2018 The UK’s First Ever Trappist Beer Tynt Meadow has just launched in the UK Brewed at Mount St Bernard Abbey in Leicester, the UK’s first ever Trappist beer has just been revealed, and can be expected in bars across the country within the coming weeks. Trappist beer is a specialist beer brewed on a small scale by monks in accordance with traditional recipes dating back hundreds of years.   The new beer, named ‘Tynt Meadow’ after the place in which it is brewed, is mahogany-coloured  and has aromas of dark chocolate, liquorice, and rich fruit flavours. The beer is full-bodied, gently balancing the taste...

Christmas, Cheers! The Norfolk Brewhouse, Galton Blackiston (Michelin Star Chef) and Beers of Europe

Christmas, Cheers! The Norfolk Brewhouse, Galton Blackiston (Michelin Star Chef) and Beers of Europe Origianlly Posted on Oct 17, 2018 Christmas, Cheers!   The Norfolk Brewhouse, Galton Blackiston (Michelin Star Chef) and Britain’s Biggest Beer Shop, Beers of Europe, have been brewing up the perfect gift for Christmas.   Galton Blackiston and his wife, Tracy, are on a mission to take their customer’s eating experience to new heights. At the famous Morston Hall and Cromer No.1’s Fish and Chip Shop and Restaurant, critics agree they are achieving great things.   Galton’s passion for his art and his attention to detail is legendary and has led him to focus on the drinks he offers with his predom...

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...

Dynamite Valley Brewing Company - And The Magnificent Seven!

Dynamite Valley Brewing Company - A Taste of Cornwall Bottled! In January 2015 local lads Dom Lilly and Ross Kessell set up Dynamite Valley Brewing Company in Ponsanooth, Cornwall.  Their inspiration was from visiting various brew-pubs through-out the world which they used as a blue print to set up the Dynamite Valley Brewing Company. Although their inspiration came from faraway, you can rest assurred that their passion for beer and quality is kept locally and involves the growing, beer loving, community as much as possible. The business was started in a porter cabin in the middle of nowhere, with Dom and Ross experimenting with recipes in a 100 litre nano-kit.  During this time they produced their first 4 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 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...