Archive for April, 2012

Pubpaper 654 – In Praise of the Mighty Hop

Posted: 23rd April 2012 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing
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Where would we be without hops? Well, if English Ale had remained as it was before hops introduction around 1400, then it would a be murky malt based fermented liquid with an alcohol content of about 13%. On the continent, hops had been in brewing use since about 800AD, but took 500 years to take […]

Session 63 – “The Beer Moment”

Posted: 18th April 2012 by admin in Writing

Pete Brown hosted this months beer session, on the topic “The Beer Moment”, his original post can be found here. Each month, a group of online writers are given a set topic and asked to write on it, this month the topic is ‘The Beer Moment’, something which means different things to different people. So […]

Blonde and Pale (not to be confused with IPA) beers started to make a significant entrance into the real ale market about 5 years ago, with some of the most notable entries from the Yorkshire area being Leeds Pale Ale and Saltaire Blonde, later entries from the area also including beers such as Daleside Blonde […]

Greene King’s New Beers – The Response

Posted: 15th April 2012 by admin in Writing
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My normal writing cycle is a eight hundred word article every week to suit the publication of Pubpaper, where these articles are normally printed.  I’ve had a rare couple of weeks off as the piece for next week has already been written in conjunction with a local ale house and brewer for prior fact checking. […]

CAMRA are bringing out a mixed bag of feelings this month in me.  Pushing me away from them is the rejection of the majority of the craft beer motions submitted by the working group which was set up to investigate the matter to its National Executive, although my annoyance is that one in particular was […]