Neil Hanson ran the Tann Hill Inn in the late 1970s, a remote pub in Swaledale that's regularly cut off by snow in winter. In his book The Inn at the Top, he looks back at the trials and trepidations of attempting to please both farmers and visitors..and fighting the rats...
Added: Wednesday, October 16th 2013
Beer writer Adrian Tierney-Jones whets his whistle as he reads the new 300 Beers to Try Before You Die! and says it reflects the amazing and often startling changes in the beer world-wide as craft brewers fashion new interpretations of IPA and develop new styles while even long-forgotten beers such as Burton Ale make a comeback
Added: Saturday, August 31st 2013
State by state, there's now a library of guide books to point beer tourists in the direction of the craft beers produced by more than 2,000 breweries in the United States. Julie Johnson of All About Beer magazine reviews the titles available and the punishing hard work that goes into researching and writing them. The article first appeared in All About Beer, July 2013 edition, and is reprinted by kind permission: www.allaboutbeer.com. The magazine will be available on news stands in July
Added: Saturday, June 15th 2013
The eighth edition of the Good Bottled Beer Guide lists some 1,700 beers -- an enormous improvement on the number of beers available when Jeff Evans launched the first edition in 1998. The variety of beers in the new guide underlines the dramatic growth of quality beer in Britain
Added: Wednesday, May 29th 2013
Stan Hieronymus takes beer lovers on a fascinating trip through the hop fields of the world, checking out every known variety, each with a unique aroma and flavour. He tells how differences in climate and soil affect the character of hops and gives a brief history of how the plant came to be the chosen one for adding bitterness to beer.
Added: Sunday, March 17th 2013