Video: A Day with Sambrook’s Brewery, South London

Sambrook’s Brewery in Battersea, South London, is one of the UK capital’s most recent – and fastest growing – breweries. Set up in 2008 by former Deloitte accountant Duncan Sambrook with a little help from ex-Ringwood Brewery managing director David Welsh, Sambrook’s Brewery beer is found throughout South-West and East … Continue reading

US Beer Review: Winter Solstice Seasonal Ale by Anderson Valley Brewing Co.

During the Summer Solstice this year I was conveniently  positioned at that Mecca of mystical sun-worship, Stonehenge. It was fantastic despite the bus loads of cagouled camera-toting overseas tourists and the sea of packed lunches and flasks of tea spread out by the natives. Alas, the days are now short … Continue reading

Japanese Beer Review: Hitachino Nest Beer

There’s more to Japanese beer than Asahi (brewed under license in the UK by Shepherd Neame). I recently visited the JiBiru bar off Singapore’s busy Orchard Road shopping street and was instantly drawn towards the cartoon owl that represents Hitachino Nest Beer, showing how susceptible I am to the power … Continue reading

US Beer Review: Dogfish Head Raison D’Etre

There are only three things I just can’t stand about Pennsylvania: they are December, January and February. Otherwise I have no complaints. So I’m always looking for something to lift the winter blues and tonight I think I just found it…. Typically at  this time of year I should  be … Continue reading