Tag Archives: Craft Beer

The New Zealand Craft Beer Collective

I was kindly invited to the New Zealand Craft Beer Collective’s London launch at Hop Burns & Black on Tuesday where I tasted beers from five Antipodean microbreweries that are making waves as well as crossing them. The collective comprises Tuatara, Three Boys, 8 Wired, Renaissance … Continue reading

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Hells Maybe?

Since the turn of the year my Twitter timeline has been insufferably negative. As well as lawsuits and takeovers more recently this negativity has centred on Camden Town Brewery’s “Hells Raiser!” crowdfunding campaign. There seems to be two main areas of contention. … Continue reading

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Dusty Dick’s Does Craft Beer

The craft beer revolution continues apace in Crouch End with the opening of a new sit-in bottle shop, Dusty Dick’s Craft Beer Emporium. Adjacent to the Harringay Arms on Crouch Hill and stocking more than 150 beers, it complements the two … Continue reading

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Social Drinking – the power of Twitter

My beer epiphany came relatively late in life, but fortuitously it coincided with the “craft beer revolution” in this country. By the time I joined Twitter I was inclined to go for a Young’s Special or Landlord rather than a Guinness, and would pick … Continue reading

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12 Beers of Christmas: Day 11

Hackney Hopster by London Fields Brewery (LFB) was the beer that introduced me to a resurgent London brewing scene. I spent the summer of 2012 drinking this “Pacific Pale Ale” in and around Hackney, on one occasion to the apparent displeasure of an old curmudgeon at Ryan’s … Continue reading

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12 Beers of Christmas: Days 8 and 9

We had friends over yesterday and as I went through the futile, masochistic, self flagellatory act of cleaning the house before they arrived, I contemplated what beers to get in. I also had to decide where to go to get … Continue reading

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12 Beers of Christmas: Days 6 & 7

In my first #12DaysofXmas post I hinted that a review of this next beer was to come, and it’s a very special beer: Camden Town Brewery’s Beer 2014. A bock lager aged in bourbon barrels with an ABV of 9.5% and sold in 750 … Continue reading

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