Nao is one of a few breweries on Lanzarote, and seem to create the more unusual sour and hopped styles which are not seen very often on the Canaries. Miguel has kindly answered questions about the unique nature of running a brewery in the challenging, remote environment.
Created by Tom Stapley, the idea of Craft Beer Hour is that everyone is drinking and discussing the same beers on Twitter, each Tuesday. I managed to sneak on the list to be sent the beers from Ora Brewing.
The last ever London Drinker Festival occurred last Friday during 'London Beer Week'. I decided to check out what we'll be missing, as well as meeting brewers from ELB at a tutored tasting of their beers.
Porto is the place for discovering wines from the Douro and Port, but I still managed to find time to check out beers from the burgeoning craft beer scene - as well as discovering how to order beer correctly!
There's nothing ruder than firing away loudly in English ignorantly, as you point at the beer taps in some countries. So don't look like a buffoon to the locals - learn how to order a beer in their native language.