The march to my 500 brew target for the year continues. And February has been a strong month, with the likes of Modern Times, Magic Rock, Northern Monk, BrewDog and Pressure Drop making their debuts on the list. A trip to The Netherlands saw a good batch of Dutch beers that I probably wouldn’t have been […]Read more "500 Beers Challenge – Update 2"
Whilst the RateBeer Best awards have their detractors – I’m quite the fan of them. In this age of social media and customer savvy, reviews from actual people, and award wins, are much more valuable for a business than any form of advertising…Read more "5 UK Breweries Who Should Make It Into The RateBeer Top 100. And Soon."
So before we start with the first update from my 2017 Beer Odyssey, I’ve got an initial admission to make. It pains me to say (that in typical New Year’s resolution fashion) I’ve almost fallen at the first hurdle. When I started out, I was aiming to write a micro review for every one of […]Read more "500 Beers Challenge – Update 1"
Every so often, something or someone comes along that makes everyone else up their game to compete. GTA III was an example of this. Nirvana were one too. And Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! another (well, arguably). And whilst what I’m about to say may sound like utter fanboyish nonsense (not least considering that the […]Read more "The Buzz Begins"
Most of us wake up on the first day of January with two things on our minds: 1. Christ, I’m hungover. 2. Now that the changing of the calendar year has awarded me a de facto clean slate, how can I become a better person a la noughties comedy favourite – My Name Is Earl. I […]Read more "500 Beers Challenge"
The Top 20 beers of the 500 Beers Challenge so far.Read more "500 Beers Challenge – Top 20"
In what could only be described as “proper taps aff weather,” my quest to find beer’s best bits took me to Hackney Wick. The sun hit the pavement and my step counter hit way over 10,000 as I made the march from Stratford station to Mason & Company, via the grand majesty of the Olympic Stadium […]Read more "Beers on the Eastern Front"