Hopped Mead – Why It’s In Your Case

We are really proud of the box we are sending you this month but there is one addition that you may be a little confused by… Hopped Mead by Gosnells. First things first – mead isn’t beer. It’s an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey with water and sometimes with spices, fruit or grains. The result is a sweet drink usually with quite a high alcohol content. This particular incarnation by the guys at Gosnells, has taken their original, London Mead and dry-hopped with Amarillo and Mosaic Hops. By not putting hops in the boil they’ve minimised any bitterness and kept the very…

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Beer of the Week – 15/07/16

Again we’ve had a week where everything and everyone has been going here, there and everywhere. Just the way we like it. Heather and Erin made a trip west to go camping and met the guys behind the Fyne Brewery. Whilst Fraser headed north to interview Brewdogs James Watt in Ellon. James was in Leeds giving a speech with Entrepreneurial Spark and back in Edinburgh we had the pleasure of interviewing Christian from North Brewing Co about their exclusive new IPA, Transmission which is in your box this month. To coin a beautiful Scottish saying; we’ve been “Oan a mad wan”. With that…

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Interview: North Brewing Co – Transmission Exclusive Release

This months Beer52 cases are landing in the hands of our subscribers across the UK from today and one of the phenomenal beers contained within is a delicious new west coast IPA made by the guys from North Brewing Co in Leeds. Named in FERMENTs May edition as ‘Ones To Watch’ they are certainly living up to the hype and we caught up with director Christian Townsley to see how they were getting on. We started like all good stories do – with the beginning… CT: We had serious ambitions of opening a brewery since around 2005, when we opened The Cross Keys.…

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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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Where Can I Get My Hands On The New FERMENT?

The latest edition of our 100 page magazine FERMENT is on sale nationwide in select WHSmith stores and great newsagents near you. Check out the interactive map below to find out where to get your hands on it! This months magazine sets its sights on London –  with amazing articles from Pete Brown, Melissa Cole, Matt Curtis, Craig Ballinger and Mark Dredge. Interviews with FourPure, John Keeling, Portobello Brewing and 40ft Brewery and all the usual great recipes, beer tasting notes and thoughts.

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Why Should I Join Beer52?

Our experts hand pick the best small-batch craft beer from around the world for you to enjoy. We have tasted every beer we send out, so you can guarantee you’ll never have a ‘bad’ beer. A huge part of our club is the fact that you get to learn all about the beer you’re drinking. With our in house magazine FERMENT you get industry insights and articles from some of the most revered beer writers in the country and you also get the history, tasting notes and food pairings of every beer in your box. So every time you get a…

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Four Beer Festivals Not To Miss In The Coming Months…

Summer time is festival time. Whether its music, arts, or food and drink; we love nothing more than coming together and celebrating something that we love. Although a lot of the trade festivals are in the winter months, the summertime still holds some really great beer festivals that come in many shapes and sizes. They look to educate and showcase; from a pub showcasing great local breweries to events attended by thousands. We’ve compiled 4 of our favourites that we think are too good to miss in the coming months. Great British Beer Festival – Olympia Exhibition Centre – London – 09/08 to 13/08…

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Some Of Our Top Beer Books

Undoubtably, one of the most fun and rewarding areas of craft beer is just simply enjoying the beer. Touching a cold glass to your lips and having the personal experience of the tastes and sensations speaking to you as they tumble around your mouth. But there is also something exquisite about being able to put words, descriptions and depth of understanding to those rushes of flavour. The best way to learn the black and white of beer is by reading some of the greats works by some of the most knowledgable people in the industry. Here is a list of…

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