On Ageing, Condition and Best Before

As my recent post about Sambrook’s Barley Wine shows, beer can sometimes benefit from time spent in the bottle. Ageing can bring out a real depth and complexity of flavour that makes it worth the wait, no matter how hard that can sometimes be! As an extreme example, I have a bottle or two of… Read more »

It’s Not Just Horse Burgers

The news (well ok, Twitter) has been full of angst and panic this week about the discovery of horse meat in burgers. There have been two main concerns. First, some people seem to think that horses are special and clever and, despite the fact that it’s legal and widely consumed in the rest of the… Read more »

Sainsbury’s Great British Beer Hunt 2012

It’s that time of year again, when the 20 beers short-listed in Sainsbury’s Great British Beer Hunt start showing up in stores. On the face of it, this is a good news story with a major supermarket encouraging breweries big and small to put forward great new beers – the breweries win by gaining national… Read more »

Zombie Beer Blogging At The EBBC

Last weekend saw the European Beer Bloggers Conference in Leeds; unless you’ve been carefully avoiding both twitter and large portions of the beer blogging scene in the last week, you’ll know this already. It’s tough to pick out a highlight, but certainly one of the more chaotically entertaining sessions was the Live Beer Blogging; ten… Read more »