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Brew and Bean Home Tasting: Turning Point Brewing Co.

Week 2 of our home tasting sessions; this week it was the turn of Turning Point Brewing Co. with four of their current beers they’ve brewed during lockdown. Who are Turning Point Brewing Co.? Based in North Yorkshire, Turning Point Brewing Co. are one of the most innovative, exciting breweries in the North of England. […]

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Chapter Brewing – Fictional Beer, Real Character

This week, I had a new book delivered called “The Science of Storytelling” by Will Storr. The narrative goes, we rarely consider what makes a story engaging and compelling and is a great read about the science that goes into a great piece of fiction. Why mention this in a beer blog I hear you […]

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Brew and Bean Home Tasting: Alphabet Brewing Company

With pubs still closed and brewery tours unlikely to resume for a while, each week I’ll be doing a tasting session alongside my girlfriend whose also a keen beer-drinker, with a range of beers from a different brewery, bringing you impartial reviews and tasting notes from the beers in question. First up…Alphabet Brewing Company. Who […]

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Halfway 2 Nowhere Podcast: Episode 3 – 92 Degrees

Episode Three of the Halfway 2 Nowhere Podcast saw Jack from Brew York, a coffee roasters in Liverpool join me to chat all things coffee and their roasters. “92 has been through some big changes since we first opened the doors in 2015. We now have four successful shops, and a roastery that provides expertly […]

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Neptune Brewery

In 2015, two passionate home brewers opened up Neptune Brewery in the outskirts of Liverpool. Since then, Les and Geoff have made Neptune one of the north-west’s leading breweries, with their taproom and beers going from strength to strength. All of their beers are unfined and unfiltered, making them suitable for all (over 18 of […]

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Roost Coffee

Malton, a market town in North Yorkshire is the heartbeat of food and drink culture in the north of England. With excellent breweries, including Brass Castle and some of the best food courtesy of The Talbot and their regular food market, Malton has become a hub for visitors and locals alike. One of the exceptional […]

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Halfway 2 Nowhere Podcast: Episode 2 – Brew York

Episode Two of the Halfway 2 Nowhere Podcast saw Lee from Brew York, a brewery in York join me to chat all things beer and his brewery. “Brew York was born out of two friends passion (some would say obsession) for beer and brewing. Creating Brew York was the realisation of a long lived dream […]

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Polly’s Brewing Co. – Meet Arron Fellows

The Welsh brewing scene, over the past few years, has been electric. Our Battle of the Breweries currently live over on Twitter proves that with Tiny Rebel, Flowerhorn, Boss Brewing and more, standing out as some of the hot favourites to go the distance. The stand out brewery for me in that part of the […]

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McColl’s Brewery

In recent years, the north-east beer scene has been growing and several breweries (Wylam, Almasty, Anarchy for example) have become household name for beer drinkers nationwide. One brewery that is sat in County Durham that hasn’t quite got that status yet, but is making beers that the industry are talking about, is McColl’s Brewery, in […]

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WOKE Coffee

This week, a brand new kickstarter launches from WOKE Coffee, a new subscription box that will provide some of the best independent coffee monthly to subscribers. With many coffee subscription boxes focusing on just one or two roasters, WOKE will bring a range of monthly coffee to consumers, with the aim to make it a […]