Four years ago, I was getting ready to launch a very ambitious beer festival back at The Thatchers Arms in Mount Bures. It co-incided with the Royal Wedding and was running over twelve days and two four day bank holiday weekends. The theme, London Brewers. We had ten different London beers on at any one … More What a difference four years makes…
April 22nd – 26th 2015 London Brewing Company pubs The Bull (Highgate) & The Bohemia (North Finchley) are hosting a joint beer festival over the St George’s weekend. The festival will feature beers brewed up and down the Northern line including the two brewpubs own beers brewed within short walks of Highgate & Woodside park … More London Brewing Co Northern Line Beer Festival
Last night was the beery event of the year, especially if you like writing (or reading) about it, the annual awards dinner for the British Guild of Beer Writers #BGBW. For the third year running I helped choose the beers to pair with the stunning four course meal at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower alongside Tim Hampson and … More Beer Matching: the first rule of #BGBW
For the third year in a row I have been lucky enough to get involved with choosing the beers for The British Guild of Beer Writers annual awards dinner, each year I have had the pleasure of working with executive chef Simon Young and some of the best beer writers in the country. The event, … More Beer & food matching for a tough crowd
Only a few years ago matching a meal with beer was seen as experimental by some, now award winning beer writer Pete Brown is pairing the world’s most loved liquid with music, and to impressive effect! I managed to see Pete’s short beery show at the fantastic Stoke Newington Literary Festival. Sitting down with six … More Beer and Music matching
A huge part of the desire to move to London was to be part of the burgeoning beer scene and to immerse myself in far more events. So far life at The Bull has not dissapointed – I have been in the paper for our Swearing on the Horns event, we have hosted a Pop … More Beer & Food Matching Evening with Okells
December rolls around again, the countdown to Christmas begins and households around the globe start meticulously planning one big glorious day of family, friendship and festive food. Once you’ve agreed which in-laws to invite, ordered the turkey, put the sprouts on to make sure they’re ready for the big day, got stuck in traffic at Bluewater/Lakeside/Westfield Stratford … More What will you be drinking on Christmas Day?