Our Top Craft Beer Bars: London

As the craft revolution wave still rolls on, gone are the days when you’d struggle to find a good craft tap room in the UKs main cities. Craft is on trend and the proliferation of great bars is one of the wonderful results of this. This however throws up another head scratching issue – choice. We’ve compiled this concise list to give you some recommendations based on what you’re after on a particular day, its nowhere near exhaustive and just because a bar isn’t here, doesn’t mean we don’t rate it highly. Let us know what you think and what bar you’d…

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Beer of the Week – 08/07/16

Every week we sit down and try and choose a brilliant beer which we think well describes the week we’ve had. What a week it has been, a busy start to July inside and outside of Beer52 HQ. Of course, this months FERMENT hit WHSmiths nationwide this issue takes aim at London. It looks great and has some wonderful contributed articles but it also contains one of the best competitions we’ve ever been able to offer. We’ve teamed up with the guys at Visit.Brussels to bring one of our lucky readers a chance to visit one of the beer capitals…

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Best Craft Beer Holidays – Brussels

If you’re unsure where Brussels is, then I’m guessing you’ve been under a rock somewhere recently. Not to worry, its good to have you back; there is lots to discuss. Firstly, we’ve got to talk about the most important thing about the city – beer – and we can offer you the chance to experience its wonder first hand in this months competition. Find out more below. Brussels is notably the home of chocolate and bureaucracy (again we need to talk about that…) but lest we forget it sits as the capital of one of the traditional beer nations – Belgium. Awash with…

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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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5 REASONS

1. YOU’LL DRINK THE FRESHEST BEER We work directly with breweries to get you access to the freshest beer available – regularly brewed just for us. The beers that you get in the supermarket or bottle shop are usually months old by the time they reach you. Fresh beer tastes better. Our beer is delivered fresh from the brewery and into your glass within 4-6 weeks of being brewed. You get £10 off your first case!   2. ACCESS TO EXCLUSIVE, SMALL BATCH BEERS We work closely with the best microbreweries in the world to get you access to exclusive, small batch beers. Our experts handpick our…

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Our Hard Hitting American Beers

Over the pond its the 4th of July, a day when the USA celebrates the signing of the declaration of independence, which 240 years ago gave birth to the United States of America. Always ones to jump on the bandwagon for a BBQ and some fireworks, we’ve put together a list of our favourite hard hitting US beers all available on our bottle shop. Also today you can get 15% off by using the code USA15. God bless America, eh? Rogue – American Amber Ale – 5.3% ABV – £4.00 (473ml) As the name suggests this is your quintessential american…

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Beer of the Week – 01/07/16

After the great success of our Top 10 Summer Beers list, we have decided to bring back our beer of the week feature. Every week we sit down and try and choose a brilliant beer which we think well describes the week we’ve had. As it’s a return to this feature we’ve decided to choose one of our old favourites. It’s a beer that was close to reaching our summer beers list, it fits the slow pace of a seasonal stroll along the beach or a sun drenched amble through a forrest. It’s a staple session beer from one of…

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Brooklyn Branch Into Music

Brooklyn is an area of the USA we often associate with great music – from the fresh hip hop of Jay-Z, through the steady rock of Lou Reed, to the synth sounds of MGMT. In the beer world, its also renowned for the great beers that roll out of a certain brewery in Williamsburg. It seems the two worlds have now inevitably collided. Brooklyn Brewery have form when it comes to doing things slightly different, after a visit to their site in May, my mates and I sampled there wares whilst listening to a blue grass band tune up in their 20 lane bowling…

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