Love is in the air with February’s Beer Club

Hello beeries! February is here, bringing with it spring flowers, Pancake Day, and um – terrible storms?! This month sees plenty of exciting new additions to the Beer Hawk line up, so listen up for the low down on some of our top picks of February’s Beer Club…

Frontend Web Developer

Beer Hawk is looking to take its online presence to the next level, and is therefore recruiting for a frontend web developer to rapidly accelerate development in this area. In a nutshell, we are looking for a highly motivated individual who is willing to develop their knowledge and experience to

Read More

December’s Beer Club – Have You Been Bad?

Hello beeries! Have you decorated your Christmas tree yet, or do you grimace every time a festive tune comes on the radio? It’s Beer Club time again, and we’ve put together a fab selection of beers which will please tinsel fans and Grinches alike.

Read More

BonfireNight

Have a Cracking Bonfire Night!

Gather ‘round kids! Grab a toffee apple and get ready for the fireworks—it’s time to burn a man in effigy! Yayyy!!!

Four years ago this week, my husband and I landed here in the UK to begin our lives in this beautiful country. It just so happened to be none other

Read More

Bonjour, Belgium.

Say it with me: “Belgian beer“. A phrase which conjures up thoughts of quality, heritage, and – well, let’s be honest – a fairly high ABV! Belgium is well known for its blonds, dubbels and tripels, among others; of course, we

Read More

October’s Beer Club – New and improved

Hello beeries! Welcome to October. There’s a chill in the air and the leaves are turning red and gold, but that’s not the only change afoot – as you probably know by now, we’ve made a little change how Beer Club works. You can now choose between a Small, Medium or

Read More

Champion Bottled Beers of Britian

It’s the big one – the competition that every brewer of real ale wants to win. Every year at CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival, the Champion Bottled Beer of Britain is announced.

The winner this year is one of the most interesting beers we’ve ever had: Harvey’s Imperial Double Stout, a

Read More

Oktoberfest, Ich Liebe Dich!

The temperature’s dropping and the season’s dreary clouds are rolling in. It feels like it’s that time again. No, I’m not talking about the Great British Summer. It’s Oktoberfest!

Indeed, the beery world’s eyes have now shifted to the gorgeous city of Munich. If you’re sad that you’ve got no good

Read More

September Beer Club – Let’s Runaway Together

You might be beginning to suspect that we have a bit of an unsubtle crush on Manchester considering the amount we mention it, but the fact is that there are just so many fantastic breweries popping up there it’d be selfish of us not to share them with you! I’m

Read More

Wonderful Wheat Beer

Now, we all know that beer style choices needn’t be entirely weather dependent – a stout is for life, not just for Christmas! – but I must admit that on a hot sunny afternoon, a glass of wheat beer often feels like the only sensible choice. From classic Belgian

Read More

July’s Beer Club – Americana

Well, what a July it’s been so far… I hope you all managed to enjoy the heatwave before the lightning storms hit! In keeping with the extremes of weather, this month’s Beer Club includes a beer which we think is a fitting juxtaposition of dark and light – yes, it’s

Read More

June’s Beer Club – Sours, History & Epic Facial Hair

June has arrived, bringing with it the promise of long sunny days – well, we can but hope! This month’s Beer Club happens to include some rather exciting beer from the North West, starring two of the region’s most unusual breweries: Chorlton Brewing Company and Mad Hatter. Though they’ve only been selling beer for six

Read More

March’s Beer Club–Unsung Heroes

We’ve been doing a lot of work “researching” new beers lately (terribly tough life we lead here) and we’ve got a ton of exciting new stuff coming into Beer Hawk HQ at the end of this month. I’m super pumped about the new lines we’re getting as well as further

Read More

GABF Fest

The Great American Beer Festival Recap

*Phew. I’m back. And partially recovered.

I’ve been to a lot of beer festivals but the Great American Beer Festival is world class. If you’ve never had the chance to go and want to experience the quintessential celebration of beer, then start booking your flights to Denver, Colorado. There truly isn’t

Read More

September’s Beer Club

There’s a distinctly British theme to this month’s beer club as we are featuring some of the finalists we discovered when we recently judged CAMRA’s Champion Beer of Britain competition. Marble Brewery’s Chocolate Marble was crowned Champion and in a total coincidence we’d already featured it in our July Beer

Read More

Champion Bottled Beers of Britain at GBBF

I have the best bosses in the world. Nope–the UNIVERSE. Not only did they send me down to London to “network” at Great British Beer Festival (GBBF), but they also gave me the opportunity that a lot of people would give their left arm for: I got to be a

Read More

New Look, Same Great Taste!

We’re just about to finish our first full week based out of the new Beer Hawk HQ’s. It’s been a rather massive project that included expanding the office space, painting, installing flooring, building new-and-improved-and-super-huge racking for the beer, buying a new fork lift (Chris’ favourite part) and moving. Oh, and

Read More

Session #88 — Traditional Beer Mixes

The-Session-246x300Ok, I’ll admit it: up until now the only beer mix I’ve ever had came in Irish Car Bomb form (you know, Guinness and Bailey’s à la Jagerbomb.) So, suffice it to say that this month’s Beer Blogging Friday topic of

Read More

The perils of craft distribution!

So recently we got into a barney with one of our suppliers…that word supplier rather than brewery is important here as we’ve no quibble with the brewery it’s just that they aren’t the supplier of their own product.  Instead they have chosen to grant sole import rights to one company

Read More

Tasting day 2 at GBBF

Having ticked off most of the beers I came down to try yesterday, randomness is going to be the strategy today. I don’t know what I’m going to go for, so the criteria for which beer I try is going to depend very much on where there’s a gap at

Read More

Last Minute Beer Gifts

Left your Christmas shopping til the last minute? Don’t despair! You’ve still got time to order a brilliant beery prezzie or stock up on lovely libations for Christmas day. For guaranteed delivery before Christmas, make sure you get your order in before midnight on Thursday 17th December for

Read More

The Ultimate Gift!

December is here, and the count down to Christmas is truly under way. Still searching for that extra special gift to wow the beer fan in your life? A gift subscription to the Beer Hawk Beer Club will put a smile on their face long after the decorations

Read More

Brewdog’s Beers

Image_227

Brewdog’s founders James Watt & Martin Dickie on the future of craft beer and their all-time picks

So, you’ve not done bad for yourself. A TV show, a new brewery in the US, a huge bar and restaurant expansion. Are you still craft? What

Read More

No booze? No problem!

Sometimes, for whatever reason, you might need to buy non-alcoholic beverages, but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck drinking orange juice! We here at Beer Hawk have hunted out some of the tastiest alcohol-free beer available so you can

Read More

Haunting Halloween Beers

Tendrils of fog creep through the dark streets, curling round the ankles of figures in masks and robes as they stomp through flurries of fallen leaves calling out “Trick or treat!” Yes, Halloween is just around the corner, and you can bet that

Read More

Saison-al Beer?

Now a popular and widely available beer style, saisons were originally brewed in little Belgian farmhouse breweries for the seasonal workers (the ‘saisonniers‘) who were hired in to work on the farm during the busy summer season. As the farm workers were entitled to about eight pints of

Read More

Beer World: Germany

That Germany is a great beer country is indisputable. This is the country of Pilsners and Kellerbiers, Kolschs and Weissebiers. It’s where beer is served in foaming steins at tables of thirsty drinkers. The cornerstone of brewing is the Reinheitsgebot, a Purity law that celebrates its 500th birthday in 2016.

Read More

British Beer

Here in Britain we have a unique brewing heritage, and I think that it’s fair to say that beer is a big part of our national identity. We now have over 1,400 breweries in Britain, which means that we’ve got more breweries per head of the population than anywhere else

Read More

The Celt Experience at Friends of Ham

MenuWell hi there! It’s been awhile since I’ve written but it truly isn’t you, it’s me. Or, well, my new baby boy. 10 weeks ago today the newest Beer Hawk legacy was born and his name is Jack. And now that

Read More

Front End Web Developer

Beer Hawk is looking to take its online presence to the next level, and is therefore recruiting for a front-end web developer to rapidly accelerate development in this area. In a nutshell, we are looking for a highly motivated individual who is willing to develop their knowledge and experience to

Read More

Some Rather Special Beers!

We’re always proud of our selection here at Beer Hawk, but at the moment we’re particularly chuffed as we’ve managed to get our hands on some rather special beers. Although it’s tempting to keep them all for ourselves, we thought we should tell you about a few of our current favourites

Read More

Otley Brewing

Sommelier’s Faves from our new Sour Beers and Saisons

After many afternoons tasting new beers all in the name of range analysis and overhaul we’ve decided it’s time to say goodbye to some of our stock in order to make room for the exciting new listings to the Beer Hawk range. We’ve included more selections from breweries we already

Read More

We’ve Got Nice Cans!

After the better part of a year working on my bosses trying to convince them of the virtues of canned beer, it appears as though they’ve finally accepted the truth: canned beer is great!

Cans for beer have come a long way since the 70’s and the 80’s–those terrible decades when

Read More

And Union Modernist Bavarian Craft Bier

I’m glad that we’ve chosen the newly-minted And Union for our brewery of the month for February. For starters, since they’ve recently undergone a brand overhaul, it gives us the opportunity to bid adieu to “Brewers and Union” and welcome the tremendously simplified And Union. Secondly I must admit

Read More

Stone Brewing Co. Has Landed!

It’s that time again–those who gazed wistfully out to sea from our western shores finally have their patience rewarded: the great Stone ship has steamed into port carrying delicious gifts from the new world! Sadly, the ship was a little smaller this time carrying with it just a few beauties

Read More

November’s Beer Club -Siren and the Mighty Mikeller

I’m pretty sure that the following words have never been said in this order “Hmmm, those Mikeller beers, you know, I can take just them or leave them”…IT’S IMPOSSIBLE AS THEY ARE JUST AMAZING!

If you’ve not come across Mikeller before then the synopsis of the story is that in 2006, Mikkel

Read More

Craft Beer in Northern Michigan, USA

On this, the opening of the Great American Beer Festival, I want to tell you about something really exciting that is happening in my hometown area. Transforming itself from a sleepy region where hearty Michiganders partake in hunting, water sports, and shoveling snow for six months out of the year,

Read More

Ein Prosit! It’s Oktoberfest!

A good few years ago (hence why I look so young and vibrant) I made one of the ultimate beer-pilgrimages: Munich’s Oktoberfest. So each year when the air starts getting crisp and the leaves start to change, I find myself reliving the memories of our trip to Germany. I crave

Read More

The Beer Hawk GBBF Recap

Veni, vidi, vici. Oh yes, Beer Hawk came, saw, and conquered this year’s Great British Beer Festival with gusto! Once again we were proud to be the sponsor of the Champion Bottled Beers of Britain bottle bar and found ourselves surrounded by not only the best bottled beer in the

Read More

The North(ern Monk Brew Co.) Has Come.

Today it has come: today is Northern Monk Brew Co.’s first brew day in their new brewery site.

And it truly has been a long time in the works. I had my first contact with the nascent Northern Monk Brew Co. way back in early 2013 when it was still

Read More

Best Beer Gifts for Father’s Day

Dad with FishBy going to the pub with the gents or stopping by the off-licence on the way home from work, your Dad’s been hinting all year long that he really wants beer for Father’s Day. That, as opposed to a

Read More

Lady Beer

Such a pretty lady. beer.

Such a pretty lady. beer.

Oh boy–this opens a can of worms. Either this brings about images of massive cleavage on a pump clip or a froo-froo beer cocktail with an orange garnish.

Read More

Beer Styles–Rubbish or Required?

psychedelicskeletonClearly, all beers have a description (otherwise you’ve had too many.) On the most basic level a beer can be described as light or dark, bitter or not, strong or weak. But how do you categorize a beer that’s amber coloured?

Read More

Oktoberfest’s soaring beer costs

As Munich’s annual Oktoberfest grows in popularity, it seems that “Beer Price Inflation” is growing at an alarming rate.  The average festival beer cost almost €10 this year, that’s up 3.6% on 2012, and nearly 2.5 times what they were in the early nineties (Source: UniCredit).

Read More

Beer Hawk’s GBBF Tasting Day

So although I had a few on the first day of GBBF, I was rushed off my feet chatting to assorted industry bods and apart from occasionally exclaiming “THIS IS AWESOME” I didn’t scribble down everything I tried.  Happily though I’d assigned the Wednesday to be my tasting day and

Read More

Beer Hawk sponsors GBBF!

Well this is exciting!  It’s less than a week now until the annual beery shindig at London Olympia that is CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival.  It’s the largest festival in Britain with over 50,000 beer-lovers expected to rock up

Read More