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.
A question at a recent quiz got me thinking about wine bottle sizes. They have grand names derived from kings or notable historic legends, not withstanding their rarity in everyday life creating a sense of awe when seen. Here are Bordeaux's wine bottle sizes, and how many glasses each contains.
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!
You'd be a either a fool or teetotal to visit Porto without tasting the Port wine on offer - so I duly obliged. Over several days I managed to fit several different tastings into the schedule to understand and explore the complexities of the different styles which exist.
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.
It was with great pleasure that I joined beer writers GH Hurel and Arezki Yaïche from Top of the Hops to attend the first day of Salon de l’Agriculture in Paris. I was at the event to delve deeper into French craft beer.
Held in Stoke Newington’s Abney Hall for it’s second year, 'Stokey Beer Fest' is run by the local Seven Sisters brewery, who made sure the venue was jam-packed with local breweries as well as more unfamiliar names from further afield.