Every August, I take a bit of time away from the capital to visit the most beautiful city in the world – Edinburgh. As you well may know, August in Edinburgh is Fringe season. So I mostly spend my time gallivanting around the city, watching brilliant comedy in pubs I’d never visit any other month. […]Read more "Six Reasons I’m Gutted To Be Missing London Beer City"
Whether it ends up getting called the Tottenham Hale Tun Trail, Seven Sisters Sud Circuit or the Hale Hop Hoop (sorry). The collection of breweries and bars centred around Tottenham are finding themselves becoming increasingly popular. The tap rooms of Beavertown, Redemption, Affinity and One Mile End are getting busier by the week as summer […]Read more "Gimme Five"
Nearby the Tower of London lies a set of concrete caverns, under and off-shooting a stretch of railway. And whilst the nearby medieval tower may hold the country’s royal headgear, this 1.5 mile (give or take) path holds the crown of London’s beer scene – The Bermondsey Beer Mile. Which, for anyone who isn’t aware, […]Read more "Bermondsey Beer Beguile"
An advantage craft breweries have over their bigger, less mobile conglomerate competitors is the ability to innovate. They have the chance to let their imaginations run wild without the constraints placed on them by various layers of stakeholders – and this doesn’t just apply to the beer they brew. It’s also in the way they […]Read more "The 3 Craft Breweries Who Are Nailing Social Media"
Think of a brewery in London. Hell, think of a brewery in South London. And if it wasn’t for the Ironic Process Theory caused by the photo above (I dare you not to think about pink elephants now), Brixton Brewery probably wouldn’t have been the first one to come to your mind. If you’re outside the capital, […]Read more "Tuns of Brixton"
March is a bit of a funny time of year isn’t it? The daffodils are popping out, which is obviously great, who doesn’t love those plucky little yellow delights. The weather is starting to look slightly less threatening, but in that annoying too warm one minute, torrential downpours the next way – which means leaving the […]Read more "500 Beers Challenge – Update 3"
When I first heard the news that Goose Island were opening a bar in London, my mind immediately jumped to a location like Soho or Camden, but definitely not Zone 3’s Balham. Often seen as Clapham’s less-adventurous sibling, Balham seemed a slightly odd choice – but not one I was going to complain about – […]Read more "Southern Vintage"