Beer Diplomacy

Jane Peyton | Posted 14.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Peyton

Britain is a currently divided nation. If only there was something to unite us. There is - beer, the national drink, and the best place to drink it, the pub. In Britain we come together at the pub regardless of our background and status.

How The Shape Of Glassware Affects The Taste Of Beer And Cider

Jane Peyton | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Peyton

Brewing and cider making is an art, a craft and an expression of the mystical properties of yeast. Fermented drinks have an extraordinary array of aromas and flavours and the vessel in which they are consumed can amplify or diminish them.

Beer Is the Balm to Soothe the Referendum Battle

Jane Peyton | Posted 10.06.2017 | UK Politics
Jane Peyton

If only there was a magical balm to soothe the fractious and febrile atmosphere of the Referendum. There is and it's called beer - Britain's national tipple. How fortuitous then that Beer Day Britain, national beer day, happens on June 15th. This means that the Brexiteers and the Remains can sit down together, in a pub, and have a jolly time united by their love of the world's favourite alcoholic drink - beer.

A Beer Feast With Christmas Dinner

Jane Peyton | Posted 11.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Peyton

Beer has several properties that make it a perfect libation with food - water, carbon dioxide, hops and, quite often, bitterness (although not all beers are bitter), myriad flavours, diversity in body, texture, mouthfeel - all of which are very useful in cutting, contrasting, or complementing what we eat.

Forget Wine And Champagne, Is Beer The New Christmas Tipple?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Beer could be the surprise tipple of choice with Christmas dinner for many people, after record sales this week for retail giant Tesco. The superma...

Charlie Thomas

Raise Your Glass To The Good Ol' British Beer | Charlie Thomas | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK

In this, the first of a two-part series looking at the business of British booze, Huffington Post UK explores the rise of UK breweries, and asks what ...

Beer With a Full English Breakfast and Other Gustatory Adventures

Jane Peyton | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Peyton

Wine drinkers of the world I have a challenge for you. Nominate wines that match every course of every meal of the day. It's not easy - especially finding wine for a fry-up or rice pudding. Forgive me for being smug, but with beer it's a doddle.

Diamond Drinks - A Patriotic Jubilee Weekend Booze Menu

Jane Peyton | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Peyton

We don't need an excuse for a drink in Britain but if we did, Jubilee Weekend would be it. Party fever is building. Have you decided yet what or where you will be drinking? If not, may I offer my suggestions for patriotic libations to celebrate this historic time?

Draymen to Strike...Panic Buying of Beer Commences

Mark J Daniels | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Politics
Mark J Daniels

I know it's not quite April Fool's Day but, as I read through the myriad of news stories, Facebook status updates and Twitter feeds I trawl through each morning the announcement that draymen - as opposed to fuel tanker drivers - are to go on strike did make me laugh out loud. Or LOL, as the youngsters might put it...

Beer-vana in Grantham

Jane Peyton | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Peyton

I recently entered paradise in Grantham and paradise resembles a brew house. For years I have been dreaming about brewing a beer with a professional brewer, and that fantasy has now come true courtesy of a brewery in the Lincolnshire market town.

Hanson To Sell Their Own Beer - Called, Unbelievably, 'MMMHop'

Huffington Post | Alastair Plumb | Posted 01.12.2011 | UK Comedy

It sounds like a joke, but it's true: pop rock boy band Hanson, famous in the '90s for having long blond hair and singing with high-pitched voices, ar...

Politicians are Ignoring the Plight of the Great British Pub

Nik Darlington | Posted 28.10.2011 | UK Politics
Nik Darlington

Minimum alcohol pricing is the right step towards reversing the increasing trend of drinking at home, although some doctors claim that the base price is too low. On beer duty, however, it appears pubs will have to dig into their own pockets again for the next round. The Treasury is certainly not buying it.