Beer Background
Elgoods

Katie Wiles

Katie Wiles

Trappist tradition has arrived in the U.S.

Trappist tradition has arrived in the U.S.

Trappist monks are brewing beer -- but this is not Belgium but a remote, rural area of Massachusetts in the United States. Inspired by the European tradition and working closely with their brothers in Belgium, Father Isaac leads a team that is making beers that are unique to America and dedicated to the upkeep of their abbey.

Added: Tuesday, January 16th 2018

Katie Wiles

Julie Johnson on beer, sin and sexism

Julie Johnson on beer, sin and sexism

Julie Johnson may not be a household name in Britain, but she is well known across the Atlantic for her contribution to the beer world as former editor of All About Beer magazine. A zoologist turned beer expert, Julie talks about beer in America, sexism in brewing and the importance of Britain’s pub culture.

Added: Wednesday, December 27th 2017

Katie Wiles

How chocolate boosts beer knowledge: a tasting with guru Christine Cryne

How chocolate boosts beer knowledge: a tasting with guru Christine Cryne

Christine Cryne is an iconic name in beer circles, a former member of CAMRA's ruling national executive and a pioneer of the campaign's beer tasting programmes. She was the first woman to run the Great British Beer Festival and shows no signs of slowing down. She has launched her own beer training courses that range from beer drinkers to brewing and pub staff.

Added: Friday, December 8th 2017

Katie Wiles

Morrison's draught: help or hindrance?

Morrison's draught: help or hindrance?

Katie Wiles examines how Morrison's decision to sell draught beer from one of itsYorkshire stores has shaken the beer industry, and what middle ground can be found between brewers, pubs, bottle shops and consumers.

Added: Wednesday, November 22nd 2017

Katie Wiles

Skal! Exploring the best beers of Iceland

Skal! Exploring the best beers of Iceland

Finding beer in Iceland is not easy. The country introduced prohibition of all alcohol in 1915 and beer didn't become legal again until 1989. Beer in supermarkets is less than 3% alcohol and costs around £8 a half litre. Stronger beer can be bought only from state liquor stores and will set you back £6.40 a bottle. But despite all the problems, a number of new small breweries have sprung up to produce beer with flavour and character

Added: Saturday, November 11th 2017

Browse more...