Sierra Nevada's tap room

Beer Hero: Sierra Nevada’s Steve Grossman

Sierra Nevada were one of the first US craft breweries, founded in 1979 by Ken Grosssman & Paul Camusi. We spoke to its beer ambassador Steve Grossman on a recent trip to the UK about his impression of the changing UK scene, the parallels with the US and

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Explore America – Part 2

Goose Island's Taproom

Goose Island’s Taproom

In part two of our USA Road Trip, we’re heading east through Colorado, Michigan, Maryland and on to New York to meet some craft beer pioneers

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German beer recipe: steak in Dunkel gravy

This comfort-food recipe comes to us courtesy of our Bavarian web-developer, Maria. Well, actually her mother. Pan-fried sirloin steak is covered in a rich gravy and fried onions and Maria’s mum suggests serving it with spaetzle and red cabbage. I think she would agree that this

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Munich at Christmas // Photo by Maggie Cubbler

German food and beer + recipe

Oktoberfest fever has swept up our Beer Sommelier, Maggie Cubbler, so in this issue we’re travelling to Germany to see how they pair  their great range of beers with some mighty fine food

Historically, German beers had to adhere to a strict purity law

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The need for mead



Mead is back in a big way. Whether the mead- imbibing Game of Thrones characters are responsible is debatable, perhaps it’s just because it’s a brilliant drink
Mead, as we know, is an alcoholic drink made from fermenting honey.

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Beer Diary: October

Just because winter is coming doesn’t mean that the beer calendar slows down. In fact, it’s a great chance to try some of the winter ales that breweries are releasing. Here are some of the best events, both CAMRA and independent, and events where we’ll be.

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