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Dish of the Day: There’s no need to forsake stouts after St. Patrick’s Day, Dish of the Day

Dish of the Day: There’s no need to forsake stouts after St. Patrick’s Day

If your St Patrick’s Day celebrations went the way mine did last year, then you probably can’t look at another pint of the black stuff in the eye right now. But just because the sight of a Guinness evokes fuzzy green-tinted flashbacks of a night spent spilling as many pints as you drank, there’s no need to forsake stouts completely.

By | Dish of the Day | Tuesday, 19 March 2013 at 12:12 pm

Dish of the Day: Beers from the Siren Craft Brew, Dish of the Day

Dish of the Day: Beers from the Siren Craft Brew

Last night I spent the evening settled comfortably in the Craft Beer Co pub in Islington. Cosy and snug, with a warm red carpet and an impressive selection of beers, on both keg and cask, it was the ideal place to shelter from the dreaded Spring snow.

By | Dish of the Day | Tuesday, 12 March 2013 at 12:05 pm

Beer: Battling the Black Stuff, Notebook

Beer: Battling the Black Stuff

Taking on Guinness is the beer world’s equivalent of offering to mark Lionel Messi, or flicking Mike Tyson’s ears: it suggests a predilection for painful humiliation. The Irish brewer’s dominance of the stout market – such as it is – is so complete that for many drinkers, Guinness is stout.

By | Notebook | Friday, 9 December 2011 at 8:48 am

Bristol Beer Factory: ‘We’re always trying to be innovative’, Notebook

Bristol Beer Factory: ‘We’re always trying to be innovative’

Everything you need to know about Bristol Beer Factory can be found on the wall of the brewer’s office. Where more inspiration-challenged workplaces might have a ‘You don’t have to be mad to work here…” poster, there’s a large sheet of paper with a list on it. ‘Crazy ideas for 2012′, it says at the [...]

By | Notebook | Friday, 14 October 2011 at 9:03 am

To Russia with beer, Notebook

To Russia with beer

A well-known Danish brewery once advertised its product with the slogan, “so good the Danes hate to see it leave’. British drinkers might feel the same way about a 70-ft clipper which is expected to dock in St Petersburg tomorrow.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 15 June 2011 at 12:49 pm

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