BEER TOKEN No.003

This recent news article on the BBC website sparked a debate, although it’s not really news and isn’t so much an article but rather a photo. The photo is of Australia’s PM at a sports match with his grandson. The problem? Whilst he comforts his grandchild in one arm, he holds a pint of beer with […]

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BEER TOKEN No.002

It’s easy to geek out about beers, or to go chasing the latest releases, the limited editions, the super fresh, the newly imported, the hyped up. It’s easy to get distracted too, to feel like you’re missing out if you don’t get those beers; it’s the collector mentality that’s in many of us, I’m sure, […]

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BEER TOKEN No.001

The autumn sun shines with that golden glow that seems to only ever be present at this time of year, as the air fills with the mixed aromas of multiple street food vendors; smoke wafts past carrying a familiar scent of grilled meat, the sounds of local musicians provide a soundtrack to a weekend that […]

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Going With The Grain – The Rise Of The Bread Beer.

“Every loaf of bread is a tragic story of grains that could’ve become beer.” You’ve seen that quote before, scrawled on to pub chalkboards or emblazoned on t-shirts, and there’s nothing wrong with a bit of beer based wit but this quote could be considered an outdated one. Thing is, there’s a new breed of […]

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Sussex, Beer, Now: Part 5 – Twelve years of seeking beer in Horsham 

Belleville Rendezvous plays on the screen infront of me as I lounge on a weekend afternoon, chomping my way through a bowl of Kettle Chips and washing down the moment with a bottle of pre-buyout Wychwood Hobgoblin. Granted, it isn’t an exciting moment, it isn’t even an exciting beer, but it is an important one. […]

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#BigBeeryNight

Are you going sober for October? Nope, neither am I. How about you join me in supporting the Big Beery Night, an event being run by the lads at The Beer O’Clock Show (@BeerOClockShow) and Phil Hardy (@Filrd) as it calls for a charitable donation whilst drinking a brew! Interested? Yeah, thought you might be. So what’s it all […]

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Sussex, Beer, Now – Intro.

Recently there have been thoughts abound that more could be done to cover local beer scenes, to throw a spotlight on regional happenings and balance the beer love a little. I was all set to write a piece about my local beer scene but then, just when I seemed to be getting somewhere with it, […]

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FEATURE: Following the Siren

It doesn’t take much to get me excited about beer. When ‘spoons started importing Six Point cans, when my local Taylor Walker started serving kegged Punk and when Saison DuPont and Flying Dog found their way into a local free-house fridge, well, I jumped for joy on each occasion. It can be, at times, tough […]

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and this one goes out to the scene…

WARNING: This could get cheesy. It’s been just over 12 months since I started this blog and in this time Look at Brew has become something completely different to what it started life as. I never intended for there to be news features, brewery features, full-on reviews and the like, it was only ever going to be […]

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Sussex Silhouette: Tasting Notes

Back in October I was lucky enough to create my own beer with the team at Turners Brewery in Ringmer, East Sussex. I opted to brew a stout, called it Sussex Silhouette, had a whale of a time and wrote a blog post all about it. What I didn’t have at the time of writing that […]

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