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12 beers we can’t wait to drink at Craft Beer Rising 2016

22 February, 2016 — by Christopher Ratcliff0


What are you doing next weekend? Cancel it, that sounds rubbish. Come with us to Craft Beer Rising instead.

Returning for it's fourth year, Craft Beer Rising is the the UK’s biggest craft beer festival, and for two days it will be setting up home in the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane from 26th-27th February 2016 to serve you delicious pints! (Or thirds, or two-thirds, or schooners or whatever it is you crazy kids like to drink out of these days).

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Adnams: Jack Brand – Beer Review

12 May, 2015 — by Christopher Ratcliff0


How the 150 year-old brewer took on the craft beer market by mixing tradition with complex innovation.

When I think of Adnams I immediately think of the Suffolk seaside town of Southwold, the home of Adnams Brewery. When I think of Southwold I think of the artfully painted beach huts, the excellent fish and chips and blowing all my 50ps at The Under the Pier Show, the most bizarre and hilarious collection of bespoke amusement machines ever created. It's entirely fitting then that when I think of all that tradition mixed with a sense of British absurdity and innovation, I think of Adnams and its lovely line of beers, which run the gamut from easy-drinking session ales to more complex yet still evocatively charming brews.