Beer of the Month – November 2016

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What a great month November has been, sending out some awesome beers from the colliding worlds of Beer & Art for our members to enjoy. Also we’ve tried to make things a little more interactive online with our collaborations with Shazam, Spotify and Island Records. Hope you’ve enjoyed 🙂 This month for Ferment we explored Beer & Art in all it’s manifestations. Meeting with Logan Plant of Beavertown, Nick West – can collector extraordinaire, Francis Rossi of Status Quo and rising star JP Cooper –  as well as some incredible articles form our contributors. You can also check out Ferment’s new website…

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Five Reasons Everyone Should Join A Beer Club This Christmas

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Whether for you or as a gift, becoming a member of craft beer delivery service Beer52 will help you to discover new beers, fresh to your door. 1) Uncover small batch, exclusive beers   Enjoy Belgian, Californian and Danish beers that aren’t available in the supermarkets and get a chance to taste exclusive brews from the likes of Beavertown, Mikkeller, Brewdog and Oskar Blues.   2) Become a beer bore   Learn all about what you’re drinking from the world’s top beer writers with the 100-pages of beery goodness that comes in every box, in the form of Ferment magazine. …

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Great Pints & Pubs In Londons West End

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Following on from Heather Jeffreys article on pub theatre in this months Ferment, we thought we’d compile a list of great pubs in Londons West End. Perfect for a pre or post theatre pint or even just a great pub crawl round on of the cities liveliest areas. Punch & Judy, 40 Henrietta Street A few minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station, this world famous pub landmark is a great start. A balcony from which you can watch all the street performers whilst sipping a traditional bottle of British ale or munching on a tasty pie. Nearby Theatres – Theatre…

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Top 8 Beer Movies

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Cinema is awash with beer. It’s played a central role in some of cinemas most iconic moments. Here is a list of 8 of our favourite films where beer takes centre stage… Smokey & The Bandit (1977) What do you need to get 900 cases of illegal Coors Light across four states? Burt Reynolds moustache, a 1977 Trans Am and a smokin’ hot Sally Fields. Watching this movie today, it’s more than a little over the top but it’s lasting entertainment value has earned it a place on this list. Beerfest (2006) In this Broken Lizard comedy, brothers Jan and…

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Exclusive Island Records & Beer52 Playlist

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This month we’ve teamed up with or mates at Island Records to bring you some really cool innovations and smash together the worlds of beer and art. With their expert help we’ve curated a Spotify playlist which holds the musical essence of the beers in your box this month. Click here or on any of the song choices in this article to be transported to the playlist and get lost in the music while you enjoy your beers. Island Records – Session IPA = JP Cooper – Five More Days A laid back session beer punctuated by bursts of colourful…

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Top 10 Best Looking Beers

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A huge amount of work goes into the art that decorates our beloved craft beers. It’s something that allows a beer to stand out and catch your eye before that important first taste. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourites, so bask in some of the greatest looking beers around… Heathen maintains Northern Monks strong branding but that mix of jet black and autumn colours makes it stand out from the bunch and the hazy, tropical fruit IPA inside isn’t too shabby either…  A stand out beer from our boxes so far this year, Transmission has you hooked…

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Desert Island Beers – The Story of Island Records

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Island is one of the most well known, respected and recognisable brands in music. Bob Marley, Amy Winehouse, U2… their list of record breaking artists goes on and on. What is less known is it’s brewing pedigree with two critically acclaimed beers – a session IPA and porter. This project began back in 2014 when Glenn Cooper of Island Records invited some mates around for his birthday, including a home brewing pal, Robin Pearson. He brought a session IPA he had brewed and they enjoyed it so much, Glenn ordered 500 for Island Records trial batch. The beer is a…

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Beer & Comedy – A Chat With Comedian Colin Geddis

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It’s Beer & Art Month here at Beer52 and an art form that is going through a renaissance in recent times is stand up comedy. Luckily, we sponsor the hilarious General Banter Podcast by stand up comedian Colin Geddis and after a huge sell out show in Belfast we had a quick chat with him. He started at the beginning… CG: I got started by making videos for YouTube, which led to me hanging around with some stand-up comedians. Then it was only a matter of time before I was shoved onto the stage by one of them. B52: There is…

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