How KeyKegs work. (This image is COPYRIGHT Yvan Seth T/A Jolly Good Beer.)

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[…]

Cellar Gas System installed for Cloudwater by JOlly Good Beer

Keg Beer Pressure in the UK

[This post originally written 2015-08-23 … has been refreshed 2018-09-16. Content has been edited without notes sometimes, other times comments have been inserted in [square brackets] or using this grey text colour where I think the historic content counterpoint adds value. Audience note: Jolly Good Beer is a “craft beer” business and as such this content[…]

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[…]

Yeastie Boys do Cambridge – Thu July 2nd

You better watch out You better not cry You better not pout I’m telling you why @yeastieboys is coming to town… #Cambridge #WatchThisSpace — Jolly Good Beer (@JollyGoodBeer) May 28, 2015 Some may have noticed it in Cambridge already… there’s been a Kiwi presence in some bars, with beers from New Zealand sneaking onto taps across the[…]

Meet the Brewer: Pig & Porter at Burwash Manor – May 17th

Our next meet-the-brewer event will be at Burwash Manor’s “Sizzling Sunday” on March 17th. The “Sizzling Sunday” is a celebration of Burwash Manor Farm’s own delicious Rare Breed Pork. As well as the farm Burwash Manor is home to a collection of interesting shops located on a farm in Barton, just a hop skip and a jump from[…]