My favourite beer festival returns, but I've moved away again so have to travel to get there. Having started going when it was in the town hall, the Hatters were Greater Manche
Having moved house to Cumbria & living in a rented house for a while I have limited space for brewing. A narrow kitchen which is the thoroughfare to the garden is particularly troub
This will be my last homebrew in my current home before I move to Cumbria & start afresh. My last beer Tatah To
Having seen on Twitter that @Not_that_jamie had excess Mosaic hops I was right up to Beermoth in Manchester city centre to collect some. It was my second trip the 7 miles or so nor
Inspired by a visit to the Chorlton Brewing Company in Ardwick, Manchester one Saturday morning & meeting the brewer Mike, who let taste three of his sour beers & assured me they were not d
Perhaps my favourite beer brewed last year was Ice Pig, brewed with dried jasmine flowers & loads of Citra hops. I've dialled down the Citra a little on this one & reduced the a
It was a triumph of optimism over experience as this beer festival has been both great & absolutely awful in the past.
After home brewing for so long I finally took the plunge to brew a sour beer, inspired by Basic Brewing Radio's 13th Nov'14 episode.
Sour beers are at a ninety degree angle to most conventional beers in that food spoilage organisms are deliberately added to beer to produce sourness & other tastes & aromas&nb
My Cascade hop bine is in its second year of growth & has given me way more hops than I can use again - even if I brew a super-hopped APA.