Month: May 2018

Getting to know: House of Pint

A book should never be judged by its cover, according to the idiom that tells us how unwise it is to form opinions and make assessments without firstly taking a look inside.  The merits of a brewery, therefore, should not be based on its size, 

Getting to know: Stapzwan

The literal translation of the motto adopted by Utrecht’s Stapzwan brewery is “discovering, connecting and enjoying”, and since brewers Vincent Stap and Jeroen van der Zwan are childhood friends who have spent over 10-years travelling together on their beer journey, it’s safe to assume the 

How to enjoy beer on a sunny day

On these sunny, warm days when a beer patio / beer garden is the most attractive place to sit and have a delicious cool beer, how many of us actually notice the effect of the sunlight on our beers? Few, for certain. Despite the resultant 

Getting to know: Brouwerij Pronck

Brouwerij Pronck is fiercely proud to be a brewery in the historic Dutch city of Leiden, a city known the world over for its university. Leiden has been the home of Brouwerij Pronck since it was founded there in 2014, and the brewery shows its 

Getting to know: Proper Brewing Co.

Proper Brewing Co. has ethical credentials and values its role in the local community. It places an emphasis on local produce not only for the exceptional quality and taste, but also as part of its social responsibility in supporting the regional economy. Placing cash directly 

A coolship: science-fact, not science-fiction

  To the uninitiated, the word ‘coolship’ — an anglicisation of the Dutch ‘koelschip’ — may be seen in one’s mind’s eye as a seagoing vessel transporting ice, a leisurely vehicle for transporting Happy Days’ Arthur Fonzarelli, or something generically CGI and sci-fi from the 

Are you interested in Alvinne’s limited edition beers?

  If you’re a fan of Brouwerij Alvinne’s innovative sour beers, as Kaeru Beer is, you may be interested in Alvinne’s Fellowship of Exceptional Ales, which is an idea to reward hardcore, loyal fans with some delicious limited beers — so limited, in fact, that 

An exception list of ciders and perries for Reading

It’s hard to deny.  The Real Cider and Real Perry list for this weekend’s cider and perry extravaganza in Reading is exceptional. Pop by to try some delicious beverages produced from the very best things nature has to offer. PERRY Berkshire Tutts Clump Farmhouse