Spring: The Season For A Saison

Tom Dale | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Dale

Ahhh, the first proper weekend of springtime. I could feel the sigh of relief from across the country yesterday when we not only got some blue sky but a warming sun as well. And on a Saturday too! Blossom on the trees, lawnmowers in the distance and everyone clock watching to see when they can open a beer. Yes ladies and gentlemen: the British winter is officially over.

My Berlin Kneipe

Tom Dale | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Dale

Most of us have heard about Berlin's legendary nightlife. Walking through this soggy city I feel like its reputation precedes it somewhat, and I wonder if every dour building under the grey and overcast sky might contain some weird and whacky alcohol-fuelled dungeon. I'm sure there are plenty of other bloggers out there who will dive into that scene far more deeply than I have time for.

Proper Easy Beef And Ale Pie

Sam Stern | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Sam Stern

This easy slow cooked pie is worth the wait with beef that is falling apart and packed with flavour. Served with potato, bacon, mushrooms and ale, it is topped with store bought puff pastry to mop up the juicy sauce.

This Is Why Beer Bottles Are Often Brown Or Green

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Have you ever sipped an ice cold beer and stopped to wonder why they often come in green or brown bottles? If you’ve been mildly baffled by it but t...

Stanford Students Just Recreated A 5,000-Year-Old Chinese Beer

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Tech

Step into any pub today and you’ll find a wide variety of beers on tap, but we’ll bet you none of them look quite like this... A team of Stanford...

Drinking Beer Could Reduce Hangover Symptoms On New Year's Day

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If it’s likely you’ll spend New Year’s Day with your head in a sling, listen up. Scientists have discovered that there might be a way to reduce ...

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.

Alcohol - How Does It Give Us Cancer?

Lucy Eccles | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Eccles

Research by World Cancer Research Fund shows that drinking alcohol is linked to an increased risk of several cancers: bowel, breast, mouth and throat, oesophageal, stomach and liver. In the UK, 21,000 cases of cancer could be prevented each year if nobody drank alcohol, but how does alcohol actually interact with us to cause such a drastic effect?

The Heineken VIP Experience

Mike Gerrard | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

Despite many trips to Amsterdam, and several visits to places including the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, Rembrandt's House and the Anne Frank House, I'd never been to the Heineken Experience. I decided that if I was going to go then I was going to do it properly, and joined a VIP Tour, which needs booking in advance.

A Beer A Day Could Keep The Doctor Away, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking a pint of beer a day could reduce the risk of having a stroke or developing heart disease, a new study has found. Researchers said moderate ...

Britain's Smallest Pub Opens In Garden Shed

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Britain’s smallest pub has started serving its first pints in a shed smaller than a snooker table. The tiny bar, which “fits comfortably in a tra...

6 Boozy Advent Calendars That'll Make Christmas Extra Merry

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Advent calendars have had an adult upgrade, which is guaranteed to make Christmas extra merry. Alcohol-filled advent calendars are back in stores and...

Drinking Beer Makes Us More Sociable And Less Shy About Sex, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have confirmed what most of us have known since our very first night out: alcohol makes people more sociable and less embarrassed about sex...

Virtual Reality And Beer: The Next Frontier

Dougal Sharp | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Tech
Dougal Sharp

I'm willing to bet, that when you think of Virtual Reality you're not thinking about beer. Virtual Reality and beer in fact, seem like odd bedfellows; how does one drink a virtual pint you might ask.

7 Signs It's Beer O'Clock (As If You Needed A Sign)

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

In honour of International Beer Day on 5 August, we’re celebrating all the times only a pint will do. Whether you’re a lover of lager or more of ...

Artificial Intelligence Wants Your Feedback On Its First Batch Of Beer

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Tech

The world’s first beer brewed by artificial intelligence is here, and now the AI wants to know what you think of its efforts to help make it even ta...

Beer Ads Recreate Maternity Photos, But 'Beer Bellies Are No Laughing Matter'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A series of beer adverts have divided opinion by showing men in a maternity-style photoshoot cradling their "beer bellies". The adverts, created for G...

500 Years of State Beer Regulation in Bavaria

Stuart Forster | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Not every celebration calls for Champagne. To mark the 500th anniversary of the introduction of Bavaria's Reinheitsgebot beer seems more appropriate.

Finally, Eating At McDonald's Can Get You A Six Pack

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Comedy

The fine people of continental Europe have been lucky enough to experience ordering beer in McDonald's for a long time, and now Austrian restaurants a...

Beer Is the Balm to Soothe the Referendum Battle

Jane Peyton | Posted 10.06.2016 | 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.

Let's Get Down to Beersness

Greg Bennett | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Politics
Greg Bennett

Munching down fish and chips while enjoying a pint of Broadside is a must-do when visiting Southwold. Even if your face is more battered by the wind than your cod is by the fryer; and even if you're soggier from the rain than your chips are from the vinegar. In fact it all tends to add to the whole experience.

There's Now A London Marathon Beer Map

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you're hitting up the London Marathon this year, but will be supporting rather than running, we've got just the thing for you. The beer aficionados...

Vaginal Beer Now Exists And It's Beyond Weird

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

First there was vagina bread, now it seems vagina beer is the order of the day. The beer labelled 'Bottle Instinct' is the first in the world to be c...

They've Got Bottle, but could BrewDog end up with IP hangover after beer recipe release?

Wayne Beynon | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Wayne Beynon

What happens, for example, if home-brewers manage to master the recipes, bottle them, and sell them for a profit? Could BrewDog be opening a floodgate of potential copyright or design infringements? Worse still: if supermarket own brands start tasting like BrewDog's Punk IPA, how could they prove, or stop it?

Beer Could Help Us Fight Cancer. No Really

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Tech

The ingredient used to balance the flavours in beer could help us fight cancer, scientists have said. Hops, a little plant bud, contains vital molecul...