Ossett hops off to Sheffield for a celebration of the green stuff!

By: JimOldfield

September 23rd, 2012

Ossett Brewery is hopping off down the road, to present a celebration of English hops … at its aptly-named Sheffield pub, The Hop! Beers produced with new-season fresh (green) English hops will feature, in a mini beer festival from Thursday to Sunday, October 18-21. There will be a minimum of eight ales on the bar Read the full post…

Andrew hops across the brewing divide

By: JimOldfield

August 7th, 2012

Former York Brewery head brewer, Andrew Whalley, has hopped across the brewery floor…. to join hop merchant Charles Faram as the company’s technical sales advisor! With 20 years in the industry, Andrew can point to some great brews in York – such as GBBF gold medal winner Centurions Ghost, Yorkshire Terrier, Stonewall and Guzzler. He Read the full post…

Lightning strikes eight times as ‘UK ale’ is voted best beer in California!

By: JimOldfield

July 5th, 2012

A Californian brewery has created the best craft beer in the entire state… after brewing it with a mix of ingredients sourced from the UK! San Diego’s Lightning Brewery topped 476 entries from 60 breweries across the state, to take Best of Show at the California State Fair Commercial Brewing Competition, with its Old Tempestuous Read the full post…

Hopping… rather than just hoping!

By: JimOldfield

July 3rd, 2012

Want to know exactly how your hoppy ale is going to smell and taste, without all the trial and error? Well brewing hop specialists Botanix Ltd have a solution that comes straight from the perfume counters of our big department stores! Using one of the company’s samplers, you can simply use a syringe to add Read the full post…