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Pouring The Perfect Craft Pint with Six*North

Recently one of the best group of bars Six*North opened their 4th venue in Edinburgh, right below our office. What a delicious coincidence. We couldn’t miss the chance to learn more from those at the front line, serving the best beer to the people that love it the most. So we asked for their expert advice for their top tips on how to pour the perfect craft pint. First Things Frist, Choose The Right Glass Proper glass wear is very important, the right glass can enhance a beer to something incredible. Six*North serve their beers in two-thirds, half pints and tasters to reflect…

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Behind The Front Cover with Mike Hughes

This months Ferment front cover is a wonderfully trippy depiction of the beer scene in the North of England. It comes from the mind of Mike Hughes, an artist and graphic illustrator based in Edinburgh. Through out his work he purges the millennial age, takes his impressions and boldly lays them out for you to interpret. We talked to Mike about his art and how he got started. MH: I studied painting at Gray’s School of Art but all the while Illustration was a big passion. The work that influenced me so much in my youth came from print media so naturally I moved to…

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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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Terroir & Craft Beer

This is an excerpt from Archie MacDairmid’s article in Issue 5 of Ferment which you can grab here What is terroir? Please adopt a needlessly terrible French accent and repeat after me “tare WAHr” is quite literally the French for ‘soil’ or ‘earth’. It is one of the most used and least understood words in the world of wine. Wannabe wine dorks will use it like a magic word to explain some ethereal quality in the wine they just spent too much money on in a fancy restaurant, but equally, world class wine makers will talk about a site’s terroir…

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Interview: Ilkley Brewery – Dinner Ale

In this months Ferment, we took a cycle across Yorkshire to the Ilkley Brewery. We’ve sat down with Director and Beer Evangelist – Luke Raven to find out more about this incredible brewery and the wonderful beer you have in your box this month. Luke Raven: Like all good ideas, Ilkley Brewery was conceived by a couple of friends over a pint after they had enjoyed setting up a charity beer festival in the town. Fast forward 7 years, and the idea to make a little bit of beer for the local rural community has grown somewhat: We now employ…

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A Beer52 Guide To Leeds

This month we’ve turned our gaze towards the North of England. The North is chock full of great breweries and bars and growing scene which has been going from the start of the craft beer boom in Britain. One of the jewels in it’s crown is Leeds – here are our recommendations and a map to help you get around… Northern Monk Refectory One of the best brewery taprooms. Situated in a the Old Flax Store, they have designed the place so it is a real experience when you visit. With the bar directly above the brewery, you get a…

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Beer of the Month – September 2016

What a great month September has been, sending out some awesome beers brewed fresh in Colorado for our members to enjoy. Also we’ve tried to make things a little more interactive online with our digital roadtrip. This month for Ferment we jetted off to the home of craft beer in America. We searched all around the big breweries to find the perfect selection to bring back for you, also sampling many of the smaller tap rooms and breweries on our way. Its truly a magical place for any craft beer lover. You can still grab the mag from our bottleshop here. So…

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7 Great Colorado Breweries You’ve Never Heard Of…

We’ve teamed up with our pals at Colorado Tourism to highlight some of the best breweries in Colorado that you may never have heard of. In the home of craft beer there are plenty to choose from – here are the best that we managed to narrow it down to… Broken Compass – Breckenridge The second largest brewer in Breckenridge. Broken Compass makes great beers including many experimental brews to try only in their taproom. So bring your own grub and and enjoy in the cozy and friendly tap room. Ska Brewing – Durango Recently celebrating their 21 anniversary, Ska has…

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Colorado Roadtrip – Spotlight on Oskar Blues

It’s one of those breweries that really doesn’t need an introduction. Rising with the craft revolution in America and although it grows and grows, it maintains the essence of craft beer throughout its production. Of course we are talking of the Colorado great – Oskar Blues. After their flagship beer Dales Pale Ale was first brewed by Dale Katechis in university, Oskar Blues started originally as a restaurant and tap room. But when you’re sitting on what has been called “one of the quintessential American hoppy pale ales of our time”, you can contain that for too long… Expanding from…

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