BrewDog releases anti-Olympics beer

BrewDog’s latest marketing stunt is designed as an attack on the sponsorship of the Olympic Games by inappropriate corporate sponsors. The limited-release beer supposedly contains a number of ‘performance-enhancing’ substances banned to Olympic athletes.

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 […]

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!

BrewDog vs. Diageo in awards fiasco

I was intrigued to hear about the fiasco at the British Institute of Innkeeping’s Scottish award ceremony recently.  In a clear case of an industry giant flexing its muscles against a smaller rival, the events went something like this: BrewDog, the iconic Scottish brewery based in Aberdeen, was chosen to receive the prize for ‘Bar […]

Tring Brewery – profile of a local legend

Tring Brewery is a small local brewery that prides itself on its Hertfordshire roots, and focuses on providing excellent beers to consumers and pubs in the local area. After taking one of their brewery tours, here’s why we loved this well-hidden gem. With their wide range of cask and bottled ales and their enthusiasm and passion for their craft, a tour of Tring Brewery is a must if you’re in the Hertfordshire area.

Top 5 UK beer festivals for 2012

Summer is the time for beer festivals in the UK!  CAMRA is running 23 festivals in May alone, with a further 14 in June, so if you’re taking an early holiday this year, or just fancy something to do at the weekend, then check out one of these events.  With many of these taking place […]

The best travel destinations for beer!

Here are a few of the best holiday destinations for beer lovers. Try a trip to Ireland to sample the famous Guinness at the brewery, or how about a trip to Munich for Oktoberfest? If you’re a beer fan, then what could be better than a beer-themed holiday?