I think it’s fair to say that most people would stand up for their home town in any debate about the quality of British cities. Since starting work, I’ve lived in 22 different houses from Aberdeen to Hampshire, but I’m still very (blindly) proud of my birthplace Stoke on Trent.
Established in 1981, the brewery was first located in the village of Drayton, but moved to their forever home, just outside Norwich in the village of Woodbastwick in 1989. The company has since become the largest brewery in Norfolk. On site is the brewery tap and shop where you can find the full range of beers.
If you're looking for an unusual gift for a cider lover you want it to be special. Something created by a craftsman using high quality ingredient; rather than a few bottles you'd pop in the trolley with the weekly shop.
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There are so many reasons why a beer gift is the perfect choice this Christmas... well, certainly for people who like beer!
When you buy someone a beer you're not only suggesting to them that they take some time out, relax and maybe even share it with someone; you're also supporting the British economy and loads of small businesses.
There are so many fun and gift subscriptions out there, but we believe a beer club must be one of the most useful.
No need to lug a case of beer home from the supermarket every month, discover new breweries and beers without leaving your sofa and more importantly, a well stocked beer cellar for your friends to envy.
The team at Best of British Beer have spent the last couple of weeks fulfilling the role of ambassadors for Holmes Mill.
For those of you that haven’t heard about it, you don’t know what you’ve been missing.
When Matt Jackson and Phil Simpson met at University, little did they know that the stars of the beer world had aligned. The pair founded C2 Investment in 2002 and amongst other pub and beer related pursuits, set up Lancaster Brewery in 2005.
Based in Northumberland, near the borders of Cumbria and Durham, Allendale Brew Co was founded in 2006 and is run from a renovated Victorian Smelt Mill in the rugged North Pennines AONB, also known as England’s Last Wilderness. During the industrial revolution the mill would have formed the centre of the mining industry in the area and this heritage is reflected in the identities of the beers.
Just like in the 18th Century, IPA has many names and guises from session IPA to imperial IPA. English breweries were sending beer to not just India but several warmer climates for the ex pats who lived their as either civil servants or the upper middle classes. Brewers soon realised that they needed the preservative qualities of hops to maintain the beers condition on the several months long journey.