Peterborough CAMRA 40th Beer Festival 2017
Aug14

Peterborough CAMRA 40th Beer Festival 2017

Once again it’s time for my local Peterborough CAMRA beer festival, now in it’s 40th year!  I’ve been going on and off since I was 17, and have seen it grow into a huge outdoors festival of beer.  It’s run by the local CAMRA team, and can be a little traditional for my liking – although last year they did introduce a Keykeg bar selling some interesting craft beers.  I’ve always been a big supporter...

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Helping get a beer book published; Miracle Brew by Pete Brown
Jun13

Helping get a beer book published; Miracle Brew by Pete Brown

A year or two ago I saw a tweet by Pete Brown (no relation), one of the UK’s most entertaining beer writers, who was publishing a book through publishing crowdfunders Unbound.  As I’ve already read a couple of his books (a beer history book, and a great one about taking an IPA from the UK to India via a shipping route), I thought I could find some cash to help get the book finished.  “Miracle Brew” is the end...

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Good News For Derby Brewer…
May30

Good News For Derby Brewer…

Derby Brewing Crowdcube campaign hits overfunding!  Derby Brewing Co is thrilled to announce that their crowd funding campaign has exceeded its initial £500,000 target, currently sitting at £557,740 with over 110% funded. There will however be an opportunity for further investment with the company releasing up to 15% of the business should there be demand but there’s not long to go with the campaign closing at midnight on Wednesday...

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Fancy owning a share of Derby Brewing Co?
Apr25

Fancy owning a share of Derby Brewing Co?

THIS STORY HAS AN UPDATE – AND IT’S GOOD NEWS FOR THE BREWER! Derby Brewing Co are thrilled to announce the opportunity to own part of the company. After over a decade of unprecedented growth, in excess of 700%, a multi award-winning brewery, four award-winning venues and now employing more than 100 people, DBC is offering its customers and lovers of great venues and beers the chance to become part of the business. With...

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Mango IPA – Home Brew with Mango Puree
Feb11

Mango IPA – Home Brew with Mango Puree

After my last beer experiment, trying to make a grapegruit IPA with grapefruit extract, I thought my next beer should be something far more tropical, as I do love the huge fruity IPA’s like the stunning Cloudwater DIPA series of beers. The grapefruit extract beer didn’t quite come out how I wanted, possibly just too high a dosage, or it just makes for a slightly chemical taste.  It wasn’t a bad beer, just...

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