Moor in Norwich & Peterborough

THIS WEEKEND!!! Moor extravaganzas in Norwich & Peterborough! Do you like Moor beer? You should drink Moor beer. The puns are relentless on a #MoorOnTour… Brewery: Moor Beer Company Location: Bristol (formerly middle of pretty much nowhere in Somerset) Owner/Brewer: Justin Hawke … an American showing the UK how to do hops 😉 History: Founded in[…]

Putting the KEG into CAMRA

Wow… what a difference a few years makes. I joined CAMRA about 8 years ago – becoming an active member in the North Hertfordshire branch, and eventually branch cellarman for our beer festivals. Despite moving away to Cambridge I have still filled this technical role for the branch over the last few years. I was[…]

Pressure Gauges – A Chat with Atlantic

So – I had a call from Atlantic. They’d had a read of my previous post. (Go on, go read it.) Atlantic are a major installer of cellar kit in the south east and are responsible for some of the installs I’ve been having a grumble about. I had a conversation with a chap there[…]

Keg Beer Pressure in the UK

I am heard to say, with increasing frequency: The UK is a decade behind the US in keg beer dispense. Yesterday an American friend of mine responded to this with a scoffing “… at least.” Maybe I should start saying it is decades. This comes to the fore more and more often lately as I deal with[…]

Objective Definition of Craft Beer

Don’t try to define craft beer, that way madness lies… [Added 3/8/15 21:41: Please don’t read this as me insisting there ought to be some sort of an enforced definition… nor that I think I am laying down a One True Definition of Craft… it’s just a thought exercise. I do still think the concept[…]

Summer of Fob

Keg… in summer… in the UK… it is a fucking pain in the backside. Currently I am having a “summer of fob”. (“Fobbing” is what happens when a beer is too foamy to serve, “foam on beer”, there are several ways fobbing can occur – carb level, temp, flow rate…) Keg is quickly becoming core to[…]

What Keg?

OK – so… I’ve been asked about four times by different brewers about what I think of the various sorts of kegs UK breweries are using. Each time my thoughts are expanded and now I have nearly 2000 2500 words worth of blather about kegs. I don’t have time to clean it up much… but[…]