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Fruh Cologne

Pouring out the beer at Früh, Cologne

We’ve continued our European beer tour with visits to the magnificent Früh brauhaus in the shadow of Cologne’s mighty cathedral and the wonderful Bryggeri brewpub in Helsinki, Finland.

In the meantime, have you ever considered upscaling your home brewery into something more hardcore?

Here’s an interesting infographic that Intrico Products sent us on how to scale upwards from home brewing, to microbrewing right up to commercial brewing:


The European Beer Odyssey Continues…

We’ve been all over Europe recently. We’ve explored the backstreet wonder of Beermarket in Moscow, discovered more French beer in the form of Parisis, and have listed our Top Ten Belgian Beer Brands for you to mull over.

Friend of The Guest Ale, Gary Andrews, has been in Copenhagen, Denmark, experiencing Mikkeller‘s awesome range up front. Read his Beer Lover’s Guide to Copenhagen for more. Staying in Scandinavia, we review Pistonhead Kustom Lager, the latest Swedish brand to hit UK shelves and pumps.

In the meantime, I have been in the Czech Republic drowning in amazing Pilsners and Moravian takes on IPA and Oatmeal Stouts. Here’s my review of the Pegas brewpub in the Czech Republic’s second city, Brno.

For beer historians, be sure to check out our review of Brew Britannia: The Strange Rebirth of British Beer by beer bloggers Boak and Bailey.

Also, congratulations to UBREW for reaching its funding target. UBREW is a new open brewery that aims to brew your own recipes with professional equipment. I’m backing it! Here’s their page. ¡Viva la revolución!

Beermarket bar, Moscow. Look out for the Holly Hopper IPA

Beermarket bar, Moscow. Look out for the Holly Hopper IPA if you are in the Russian capital


 Australian Beer Review: Visit to the White Rabbit Brewery, Victoria

Australian Beer Review: Sydney Harbour Tasting Racks

Work Experience at Sambrook’s Brewery, Battersea, London

Harveys Brewery Tour, Lewes, Sussex

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