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Interview: Thornbridge – Lukas

In your box this month is a delicious Helles Lager called Lukas; it’s from one of the UKs most well known craft breweries, Thornbridge. We talked to James Buchanan, the breweries Export and Marketing Execuative who told us that “The Helles is one of our favourite German styles and means the light one, we felt Lukas (the German spelling) was perfect as it also means ‘Light’” This straw-blonde 4.2% lager comes from a brewery that has three key principles, which adorn all of their bottles. Innovation, Passion and Knowledge. James told us that “We do take these three aspects very…

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Colorado Roadtrip – Drinking In Denver

Where better to truly start our Coloradan road trip than in the heart of its capital, Denver. We didn’t have to wait long to be thrust into the belly of this craft-beer Mecca. Our tour guide Jayne immediately took us to Euclid Hall, which is one of the more popular spots on the craft beer scene in Denver and by looking at the drinks menu you can see why. Adorned with hundreds of beers, your only problem is which to choose. After our first oak aged bottle of Avery stout (absolutely stunning) in Euclid Hall in Denver’s trendy Larimer Square district,…

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How To Taste A Beer…

Anyone can chuck a beer down the hatch without tasting it; and thats nothing to be ashamed of – in fact its one of the great plus points of the golden liquid. Its versatility means you can spend hours over a half pint weighing up the intricacies of its taste, colour, smell and mouthfeel – whilst in the same breath you can be sat in a pub at 1:56am talking crap with your mates just enjoying only the refreshment. For those times that you do want to spend a little time getting to know your beer then here are a few steps for you…

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What Is Craft Beer? – Definition

What seems like a relatively simple question is in reality one of the most difficult and debated areas of craft beer: What exactly defines a beer as ‘craft’? It’s a tough one. Although we don’t actually have an official definition for craft beer in the UK, many drinkers would say they know it when they see it. But, bury their head in their pint when asked the specifics as to what actually makes it ‘craft’. So what is craft beer and how is it differentiated from other beers on the market? Is it just opinion or is it something that can…

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