I wanted a beer for the wedding of a good friend, so it had to be robust to have a good shelf life just in case the newly weds have better things to do than drink my beer for a few weeks after the
Another evening at Al’s in mid-July & another generous sharing of bottles – this time from The Kernal brewery in London. I didn’
An evening at Al’s is an evening of good beer. Last time I visited in late July he shared some of a box of Redchurch beers with me that he
Cellarmonk is a website much like my own, where all different aspects of brewing & beer are joined together; breweries, brewers, beer, drinkers &
Nothing much here, just an uplifting story about how Sheffield (a city sporting huge economic and social problems following the disappearance of its traditional industries) has found fame (and some
When I made Stealth Brew a few weeks ago, I thought my Missus would like it. She doesn't like big hoppy beers &
The last of this sack of pale malt & some more new hops that are just a little apart from the grapefruit hop bombs I love. This brew was split into two just before the boil. &n
Derby appears to be a city with no street signs - which is very tedious when it comes to finding pubs off main roads. Luckily I now have a new GPS phone & the Good Beer Guide on it.
A quick brew on a week night to make a beer for Mrs DM, who doesn't like citrussy American hops or dry beers. Oats & raisins used to retain a little sweetness.
Its tempting to think back before industrial factories churned out multinational fizzy lager-like beer, that everything was good English bitter. It wasn't - as Chris Routledge writes in