An outline of the brewing process

The process of brewing your favourite ale is part art, part science, and although the basic ingredients are simply barley, water, hops and yeast, the number of different styles of beer that can be produced is huge!  Here is a brief explanation of the process that an average beer goes through in order to produce […]

The Cyclops Scheme explained

ramsgate cyclops label

The Cyclops scheme is designed to take the mystery out of describing beer, and to provide a standard method of categorising ales in terms of sweetness, bitterness etc. in a way that is easy to understand for the average beer drinker. Developed by a group of industry bodies including CAMRA, Cask Marque, the Society of […]

A beginner’s guide to brewing equipment

Brewing your own beer is more than just an affordable way to enjoy one of mankind’s favourite beverages – it’s a fun hobby as well. In fact, a lot of expert homebrewers enjoy the process of brewing beer more than they enjoy drinking their finished product!  Brewing ale doesn’t even require the type of high-tech […]

Grow your own beer hops

Grow beer hops

You’ve heard of brewing your own beer, but how about taking it a step further and actually growing your own hops? This is a great little starter kit for anyone that enjoys beer, or just fancies a rather unusual hobby. Everything you need to get started is included in this kit: a packet of beer […]

Personalised wheat beer and engraved glass gift set

Wheat beer personalised gift

Here’s a rather different gift for the beer drinker in your life!  A 500 ml bottle of premium wheat beer with personalised label, together with an engraved glass, beautifully presented in a silk-lined box. Simply enter the messages that you would like printed on the bottle label, and engraved on the glass, and this will […]

Overnight beer tasting break for two

new inn cropton

Here’s a brewery visit with a difference – tour the award-winning Cropton Brewery situated on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, and then relax over a fabulous home-cooked three course dinner followed by an overnight stay with breakfast at the family-run New Inn nearby.

Three great value beers for the weekend

Aldi beers

Always on the lookout for a beer bargain, we made a trip to our local Aldi to checkout their beer section. We bought a selection to try, and here’s our list of the top three – all great ales at bargain prices!

Luxury beer hamper

luxury beer hamper

A luxurious hamper containing premium English ales together with a wonderful selection of snacks. This beautifully presented beer hamper contains three large bottles of ale with a range of accompaniments to make your mouth water, including nuts, crackers, olives and much more – a fantastic gift with a difference for anyone that loves beer!

Inveralmond brewer for a day

Inveralmond brewer for a day

A fab present for a beer lover – this is a chance to get hands-on experience of brewing by working with the head brewer at this award-winning brewery in Perth. You will get involved in the whole process, from boiling and mashing to fermenting and conditioning. Lunch is provided as well as an introduction to beer tasting. A great day out!

Inveralmond Brewery tour

Inveralmond Brewery tour

A visit to this CAMRA award-winning brewery is a must if you’re in the Perth area – you will be taken on a fascinating tour of this working brewery, where the whole of the brewing process will be explained by your fully trained guide. You will then enjoy a beer tasting in the brewery’s tap room, and take home a mini-cask as a memento!

Cropton Brewery visit and pub lunch

Cropton brewery tour

Enjoy a fascinating visit to this CAMRA brewery located on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors national park. See the brewing process, sample the ales, and tuck in to a traditional pub lunch at the nearby New Inn. A great day out for anyone partial to a pint!

Sadler’s Ales brew a beer day

brew a beer

Become a brewer for a day at this West Midlands-based brewery! A brewery visit with a difference, you will understand and experience the brewing process hands-on, and sample the award winning ales. You will enjoy breakfast and a traditional pub lunch during your day, and take some ales home with your as a memento.