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Top 10 Best Looking Beers

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

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

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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Interview – A Chat with Fierce Beer

Our ones to watch this month are Fierce Beer from Aberdeen, a small batch brewery punching well above their weight. The guys took a minute out of their busy schedule to have a quick chat, and when I say busy they told me the three member of staff had hand bottled 80,000 of their beers in the past 6 months… We asked them first about their amazing bottle art… FB: We really wanted some branding that stood out.  We worked hard with our marketing friends at Hampton Associates in Aberdeen, and just couldn’t settle for something dull and mainstream –…

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Our Month Ahead – Beer & The Arts

What an exciting month we have ahead for you – we’re exploring the worlds of beer and art. Music, film, design – all have touched the craft beer industry and we want to take you on a journey through these overlapping entities. Here’s what we’ve got coming up… In Ferment… For this edition we’ve painted a real masterpiece (even if we do say so ourselves), dipping our brushes into a palette of beer subcultures. Behind the electric cover from Beavertown artist Nick Dwyer, we have features from Pete Brown, Melissa Cole and Matt Curtis. We were in the studio with…

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A Beer52 Guide to Manchester

Manchester is a city well used to nurturing sub cultures to the mainstream – possibly one of the reasons why it’s craft beer scene is one of the most vibrant in the UK. A mixture of great breweries and incredible bars make it hard to ignore. Here is our guide to some of our favourites… Breweries Cloudwater Brewing Co A brewery that changes with the seasons. You’ve probably heard of Cloudwater, it’s gathering momentum as one of the best new British breweries. Most recently Matt Curtis wrote about how people were queuing round the block for their short dated DIPA on…

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Member Takeover – @CraftBeerLivesHere

We love seeing all of our members on Instagram – you really are an artistic bunch and it’s great to see you enjoying your beers. One account in particular where Beer52 boxes take centre stage is @CraftBeerLivesHere – ran by fellow member Paul Stroud. We asked Paul for his thoughts on the craft beer scene in the UK, here is what he had to say about life as a craft beer drinker… I remember a time when getting a drink in a bar was simple, most of the time you didn’t even need to look behind the bar to know…

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