Believe It – the wonderful world of beer

Believe It – the wonderful world of beer

As popular as last week’s semi-hysterical rants were, I would rather not be known as the Richard Wilson of the beer world. Nate Dawg fills this gap with aplomb. There is much to be happy with in the beer world right now. Small independent breweries are riding a wave of popularity and success, the likes … Continue reading

The Mysterious Wiper & True

The Mysterious Wiper & True

If you’re a beer drinker in Bristol then the emergence of the mysterious new brewery Wiper & True can’t have passed you by. Through the wonders of Twitter I had a chat with Michael, Wiper & True’s chief brewer, and established that he is Bristol’s first gypsy brewer (I think, but no doubt someone will … Continue reading

Beer – What We Will Be Arguing About in 2013

Beer – What We Will Be Arguing About in 2013

2012 – what a year it was for beer. Microbreweries skyrocketed in numbers, hipsters drank beer instead of red bull (or whatever the fuck hipsters drank before beer) and lifestyle magazines wrote about this new thing called craft. What did we – the beer community – do? We argued about it, obviously. Incessantly, like little … Continue reading

2012 – A Beery Year Indeed

2012 – A Beery Year Indeed

Just over a year ago I wrote my first proper post on this ‘ere website. I doubt anyone read it which is lucky because I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. Most beer sites tend to do a review of the year gone by but, in my case, it seemed particularly pertinent given … Continue reading

Friska vs BlueGiantBeer

Friska vs BlueGiantBeer

Griff Holland, despite his name, is not Welsh, or Dutch even. Well, I suppose he might be but he certainly doesn’t sound it. Griff, and his pal Ed, are the brains behind Bristol based micro-chain Friska Foods. I first came across Griff in the Victoria Street branch of Friska – the first of 4 outlets … Continue reading

Stick Another Cow On The Barby

Adam Richman is a jolly man, a jolly fat man. Well actually, he’s not that fat, considering how much food he eats. He is, of course, the man that fights food. He generally wins too. The food, in question, is American, largely meat based and served in huge quantities. Richman’s escapades are entertaining and fascinating … Continue reading