Archive for October, 2012

A Sober Day in the History of Beer

The 17th October marks the anniversary of the London beer flood nearly 200 years ago. The story of what happened also incorporates some of the history of one of my favourite beer styles- the London Porter. From my understanding, Porter…

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Beer in the USA

As the token American in the Cask/Craft family I felt it necessary to use this space to talk a little about the beer where I come from. As heard from some of the pub’s customers, most people are led to…

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From Right to Left: Belle-vue Geuze 1966, Belle-vue Fond Geuze 1989, Tilquin Oude Gueuze, Drie Fonteinen Millenium Geuze, Drie Fonteinen Framboos, Drie Fonteinen Tomme & Armand, Drie Fonteinen Armands Special Blend

A Love For Lambic

I love lambic. I mean I really love lambic. No, no, I don’t think you understand, I LOVE LAMBIC! And this is why. My first ever lambic was Drie Founteinen Millenium Geuze back in 2005 at The Kulminator in Antwerp…

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Lines on Ale

To celebrate Poetry Day UK, we’ve chosen this poem by Edgar Allen Poe. Fill with mingled cream and amberI will drain that glass again.Such hilarious visions clamberThrough the chamber of my brain -Quaintest thoughts – queerest fanciesCome to life and…

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Hophead : One Man’s Love Affair

Lying awake at 4 AM in the bedroom of a small Sussex Inn, I begin to wonder why, at this time of day, I am craving a specific beverage which is not coffee. Is it fatigue from the extreme snoring…

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