Einstök White Ale, Toasted Porter, and Pale Ale

January 18, 2014
Einstok Brewery's Toasted Porter, White Ale and Pale Ale

The biggest ingredient in beer is water, so it makes sense that the particular type of water that the brewer uses is going to have a distinct effect on the finished drink. In that sense, Einstök would seem to have a slight advantage, with their brewery perched on the northern shores of Iceland, in a fishing […]

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The rise of the North’s newest brewery – Northern Monk Brew Co.

August 1, 2013
Bradford's newest brewery - Northern Monk Brew Co.

“It would be nice to be one of the people helping to put Bradford back on the map for positive reasons”, says Russell Bisset, founder, along with brewer David Bishop, of the Northern Monk Brew Co., the city’s latest brewery, and one set to continue a rich history of brewing in the region. “Our sense […]

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Great Yorkshire Beer, by Leigh Linley

June 28, 2013
Great Yorkshire Beer, by Leigh Linley

The past few years have seen an explosion in craft brewing in Yorkshire, with small breweries popping up everywhere, producing a wide range of styles of beer, beer of real character and quality. This revolution in brewing has left Yorkshire with 123 breweries, but without its biggest, most iconic brewery, after Carlsberg pulled the plug […]

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Thornbridge Brewery’s Raven

March 24, 2013
Thornbridge Brewery's Raven Black IPA

I’ve recently hit a little Friday evening routine, detouring on the way home from work to plunder the shelves of the brilliant Saltaire Wines (@SaltaireWines) for a bottle or two of Proper Beer. Most weeks, I seem to come away with something or other from Thornbridge Brewery. Thornbridge’s beer is punchy and interesting, and has […]

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Slow-cooked beef in stout or porter

October 29, 2011
Shin beef in beer

Right, confession time. This was meant to be a Generic Lazy Blog Post. Oh come on, you know the sort, especially if you write a blog yourself.  Sometimes us bloggers hit a brick wall and just don’t know what to write about.  We just scratch and scrabble around for something vaguely interesting to cook or […]

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Magic Rock Brewing’s Rapture and Dark Arts

October 9, 2011
Magic Rock Brewing's Rapture and Dark Arts beers

Magic Rock Brewing Co. is a fairly new brewery based in Huddersfield.  Their aim is to brew big, modern beers and they do that very well indeed. First up is Rapture, a huge red beer with the capacity to scare the living daylights out of mere mortals. It’s a monster of a beer that grabs […]

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