It’s wet, windy, cold and ‘orrible outside and so the urge for a good old fashioned slow cooked beef and ale casserole struck me. With a case of White Hag Imperial Oatmeal Stout in the cupboard I got to thinking, and got to work! I’m was so happy with the results I thought I’d share … More Beef and White Hag Imperial Oatmeal Stout casserole
Nestled in a small village in the heart of the Cotswolds Hook Norton has been brewing for over 150 years. The brewhouse, built out of the abundant local ‘ironstone’, is an imposing Victorian Tower Brewery and still operates much as it did when remodeled at the turn of the 20th century. Not being one to miss a … More Hook Norton Brewery
An email seemingly out of the blue arrived a few weeks ago asking me if I would be available to join the judging panel for the World Beer Awards. Now, I love beer, I enjoy tasting different beers, I know a lot about beer, I even occasionally get paid to write about beer, but I … More Baptism of a Beer Judge
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
In October the Government brought in new beer duty regulations meaning that breweries paid considerably less duty on beers brewed at 2.8% and under. They are also trying to encourage ‘Binge Britain’ to refrain from drowning their sorrows sitting on park benches supping cans of 9% Special Brew by considerably increasing duty on all beers … More What does a 2.8% beer actually taste like?
February 18th 2011 7:30 for 8pm We have been presented with a fantastic opportunity, Adnams Headbrewer Fergus (@solebear) & his colleague Sam, currently over from New Zealand Wine producer Forrest Estate, have agreed to pitt their tastebuds against each other at The Thatchers Arms. This mighty battle of hops & grapes will take place over five … More Beer vs Wine & Food Matching