Meet The Brewer: Weird Beard @ The Blue Moon

Weird Beard is a London microbrewery founded by two beer lovers in 2013. In a short time they’ve taken the British craft beer scene by storm – brewing a range of fun beers spanning a multitude of styles. Co-founder, brewer, and faceless-spreadsheet-ninja Gregg Irwin will lead a tasting of a set of the brewery’s beers, including[…]

Jolly New Year!

Our bar will be popping-up at Rhode Island again for New Year Beer to welcome in 2015. This is a casual non-ticketed event open to all comers. Beer starts pouring at 6pm! How about welcoming in January 2015  trying a variety of interesting and fun British micro-brewed beers? Across keg and bottle we’ll have at least[…]

London Vegan Beer Festival

I’m neither a vegan or a vegetarian – so it was with some trepidation that I decided “yes” to Jolly Good Beer being invited to the London Vegan Beer Festival. I respect people who choose the option to forgo meat in their diet, doubly so if it is meat and all other animal products as vegans do.[…]

Beer Update

I just popped my weekly stock update out to the mailing list and thought I’d post a bit of it here! [Edited a bit, but mostly as sent.] Some of the beers I want to source come at low prices, others have to travel further and/or come from breweries who’re selling their beers so successfully[…]

What is "craft"?

We use the term “craft” – be it “craft beer”, “craft brewery”, and sometimes “craft bar”. But what does it mean? That’s a very emotive & much-debated question in the British beer scene. The simple fact is that, whilst many have been proposed, we simply do not have a definition. Most arguments seem to boil[…]

Getting the ball rolling…

I’ve been talking about doing a little bit of beer distribution in my area for several months now. Talking isn’t a hell of a lot of use though – so I’ve bought a van. I’ve made some lists… February 2014: it starts! First stage is contacting the first breweries I’m keen to work with. Many[…]