Archives for June 2012

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

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 […]

Overnight beer tasting break for two

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

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

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!

Great Yorkshire Brewery visit and pub lunch

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

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.