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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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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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London Fields Brewery – ethics and beer

I know the background of London Fields Brewery (LFB) founder and owner Jules de Vere Whiteway-Wilkinson was common knowledge to some beer geeks but it was news to me when this story was published in the Evening Standard last month. At the … Continue reading

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