Posts Tagged ‘Brewdog’

In the world of brewing there a 3 broad camps in which a brewery can fall into, multinationals like InBev and Heineken, large national brewers like Greene King, Marsons, Black Sheep and Wells, and then you have smaller operations, brewers like York Brewery, Mallinsons, Magic Rock and Thornbridge.  Brewdog just make this last category, but […]

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 […]

It is not an overestimation that there are too many cooking shows on TV now, it wouldn’t even be an exaggeration that there are too many food channels.  When I was at university and into the mid nineties two shows ruled the roost, Ready Steady Cook and Food and Drink, with the second being the […]

In Britain, we can consider our history of beer drinking to go back 2000 years when the Romans brought mass production of beer to these isles.   For all but 40 years of this history, one kind of beer has ruled, ale, the traditional mix of water, barley, hops and yeast.  Lagered beers were the domain […]

A pint of the black stuff used to mean just one drink to me, “Guinness”, but as I wrote a few weeks ago, I’ve seriously fell out of love with the stuff, and have actively been trying as many stouts and porters as I can over the past couple of months.  I’m only a couple […]

I wrote last week regarding craft beer, and who qualifies as making such beers as being an impossible task.    It is easy enough to say which brewery (in our own opinion) makes really good beer most of the time, as there will almost always be a beer from a brewer that you don’t rate or […]

We have now started to put the CAMRA vs Craft Keg issue into a short period of hibernation, although it will wake up rather quickly in an angry mood once the results of the working group reach members and the interested general public in a few months time.  It’s time for some peace and harmony […]

There has been much written both in the blogosphere among beer writers and in this paper by myself and the editor regarding CAMRA’s attitude to keg beer.  Their view on the subject is generally considered to be both unhealthy to the beer trade generally and being too inclusive given the craft keg beer revolution which […]

The Sheffield Tap is located on the platform at the City railway station, and is becoming a mecca for real ale and craft beer fans across the area.  The 10 cask pumps and 12 keg pumps without a mainstream beer in sight is the main reason, however the collection over 200 bottled beers is an […]

After a having guests over for dinner this weekend, I was left with a couple of cans of Carling in the fridge the following day.  Not a beer I’d normally spending money, yours or mine on, I wondered if the product had actually developed a flavour of any description.  The answer is a still a […]