Sierra Nevada’s Pale Ale

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale – American craft brewing

An American craft beer classic, Sierra Nevada’s flagship beer is nothing short of an absolute joy. Fruity, spicy, lightly carbonated, with a lovely deep amber colour and a complex character awash with citrus notes and a deep, toasted flavour in the background. It might be available everywhere, but it’s a great beer and a classic [...]

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A stout, a porter and a blonde

What’s the difference between a stout and a porter?

Historically, there is really no difference between a stout and a porter, but in modern style guidelines, a stout is differentiated by the addition of roasted barley. Both are dark, heavy, wintry drinks. The term ‘stout’ evolved from the use of the other meaning of the word – ‘strong’. In the eighteenth century, the strongest [...]

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St Peter’s beer

St Peter’s beer post image

The bottle that your glass of St Peter’s beer comes in is a replica of one first produced in 1770 for Thomas Gerrard, an innkeeper in Gibbstown, near Philadelphia. There is little connection between Gerrard and the modern St Peter’s brewery in Suffolk, but the bottle is a lovely shape and has a satisfying quality [...]

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