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We're proud to have featured again with This Morning, showcasing with the best advent calendars you can buy for Advent this year!
This week we launch the range of Salt Beer Factory beers on the site and what better way to introduce a new brewery to our beer hunters than to have a good 'ole fashioned interview with Nadir Zairi, Director of the Yorkshire based brewery in Saltaire.
There are signs that Non-Alcoholic beer is hitting the mainstream and is poised to hit the big time, but just how popular will it become? In this article I’ll look at some of the signs that show ‘NOLO’ (non or low alcoholic) beer is becoming a serious player in our industry, and how its development might progress in the UK.
After trying out our very own World Beers mixed case for a beer tasting party, Christie Day, Brand Expert at money-saving website Savoo shares her tips for hosting a top beer tasting night on a budget.
Ask someone down the pub for the reasons behind Britain’s recent Beer revival, and you’re guaranteed all sorts of different explanations. In 2017 the number of UK breweries passed the 2000 mark, which puts us well ahead of European neighbours. Most will have a reasonable argument for why, but you can bet your double-dry hopped DIPA that very few of them would mention Gordon Brown, ex-PM and former Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Homebrewing is much easier than you think. Here's how to make an amazing IPA in 8 simple steps.
Homebrew. It conjures up connotations of concoctions that perhaps were of questionable quality. Not any more. Nope, in the brave new world of homebrew you can make dark, unctuous stouts, light drinkable ales and, in the case of the Off The Topper (based on the cult Heady Topper New England IPA), massively flavoursome IPAs. And, it’s much, much easier than you think. Easy and, with our recipe kits, almost impossible to mess up.
This five-gallon recipe kit is an extract kit that means you don’t need nearly as much time or equipment as a full grain kit. All the ingredients come weighed out too. In fact, you’ll be able to find nearly all of it in your kitchen already. You will need a very big pot though, big enough for 3.5 gallons (13.25 litres). It comes with full instructions but here’s an outline. It’s pretty easy eh?
1. Find equipment. You’ll need something you can boil 3.5 gallons (13.25 litres), something you can ferment it (we have stainless steel kettles here) in (a food grade plastic bucket is the cheapest option) and some bottles (the flip top lids are best). 2. Heat water & steep grains. Although you’ll get 5 gallons out of it, you only need to be able to boil up 2.5 gallons to make a concentrated brew. Heat it to and then steep the weighed out grains in a bag.
3. Add syrup. Bring to the boil, remove from heat and stir in malt syrup and dried malt extract. You now have wort.
4. Add hops. Bring to the boil again and add the packets of weighed out hops when specified over an hour or so.5. Cooldown. Put the kettle in an ice bath to cool down wort.6. Add yeast. In a sanitised fermenter (such as a food-grade plastic bucket) add two gallons of cold water and then the wort and fill to 5 gallons. Add the yeast, place it somewhere warmish and watch it bubble.7. Bottle it. The flip-top bottles save you buying bottle caps and a capper, but once they are sanitised, add a bit of sugar to the bottles and fill with beer.8. Drink it! After a couple of weeks, your Off The Topper will be perfect to crack open with a few friends!
See a few of our recipe kits here.