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…
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?
The Kernel Brewery – London Sour 3.3% ABV “Sour beer?” I hear you say in a Peter Kay “Garlic. Bread?” or “Cheese. Cake?” tone of voice… Well, it IS the future, I’ve tasted it. Actually, strictly that’s not true. I have tasted it, and in my opinion it’s delicious. However, sour beer has been around … More Berliner Weisse
This Saturday as part of our Septembaaaaarfest Mitch is hosting a seven course Beer and Food matched menu. Diners will be guided through the courses on the freshly prepared tasting menu and through the beers which have been chosen to compliment each dish. The evening starts at 7.30pm (first course served at 8pm) and costs … More Beer & Food Matching – Saturday 21st September
Striving to find the best beers in the UK to share with all of our customers is admittedly a pleasurable task: beer tastings; pub visits; brewery visits; ‘it’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it’. Since revamping the beer list at the beginning of the year I have been keen to get hold … More The Kernel IPA Columbus/Summit
After over-ordering curing salt for my sister to make her own Christmas Ham, I decided the best possible use for the surplus would be an attempt at making our own bacon. Obviously I wanted to try and work beer in to the recipe too and set about researching wet cures. Unfortunately my first choice of … More Kernel Galaxy IPA, Smoked Rabbit & Beer Cured Bacon