One of the features that generally distinguishes so-called craft beer is its heavy use of hops. This practice began in the US, home of the hoppy IPA, and was able to develop because of the high aroma and flavour properties of US hops.Read More
To talk about a beer before it is ready to pour is just inviting bad luck. Brewers are careful about it, to the point of being superstitious, and who can blame us? At any point in the three weeks (or much longer if barrel ageing is involved) it takes to brew a beer and get it ready for consumption, all sorts of things can go wrong - and frequently do.
But here goes.Read More
Manifesto pledges are tricksy things.
Doesn’t matter whether you’re a politician or a business - promises have a habit of coming back to bite you. That’s why we thought long and hard about nailing our colours to the mast on this one.Read More
One of the more unusual things we’ve noticed since we made the transition from home brewers is how chance encounters can lead onto all kinds of unexpected outcomes. Here’s what we found from using a whole bunch of fresh new hops!Read More