Sara Barton is a self-described brewster – an old English term to describe a female brewer. Fittingly, she runs Brewster’s Brewery, which she founded with her husband Sean McArdle in 1998. As her brewery grows from strength to strength, Sara took on running a nearby pub in 2007 and set up the collaborative female brewing initiative called Project Venus in 2011. In 2012 she was named the first female Brewer of the Year and shows no signs of slowing down. So what’s next for Britain’s trail-blazing brewster?
Added: Tuesday, February 27th 2018
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
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
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
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