Will Hawkes is a freelance journalist and the author of Craft Beer London, a book and iphone app devoted to the city's burgeoning beer scene. He has written for The Independent, The Financial Times, The Washington Post, The Sydney Morning Herald and a host of other publications.
California and Somerset don’t, at first glance, appear to have an enormous amount in common: one’s the home of the Beach Boys, the other of the Wurzels. But look a little closer and similarities start to appear. Somerset produces great cheese, California great cheesburgers. Taunton is the home of Somerset Cricket Club, who have never [...]
The current brewer of the year is Stefano Cossi of the Thornbridge Brewery in Derbyshire. If you think that sounds like a pretty Italian name for an English brewer, that’s because it is and he isn’t. Cossi is Italian. The award – handed out by the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group in the summer – is [...]
English football has become hugely popular around the world. You only have to visit a Premier League football ground to realise what a draw the excitement and atmosphere of our native game is for tourists. This is the league that welcomes players from all corners of the globe, and now supporters too.
And while many go [...]
British beer is enjoying a remarkable renaissance. There are now 767 breweries in the UK, more than at any time since the Second World War. According to Camra, 78 new breweries have opened in the past 12 months (and although a fair few have closed, too, there are still 56 more now than this time [...]