Category Archives: All about beer

REALLY understanding English beers

Before we start, let me convince you to take absolutely no notice of the idiotic middle class “beer tasting” sites, books and so on.  These people plainly have no idea what goes into English beers, how beer is made, and … Continue reading

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How hard is it to make beer the correct way?

The answer is: if you are any good at cooking, then you’ll not have much trouble with brewing beer the “correct” way.   Unlike wine making, beer making does not require as much patience, and you can soon drink the fruits … Continue reading

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What ISN’T really beer !

Most people from Britain, at least, will have heard of “Real Ale”.   They’ll most likely associate it with old blokes with beards, woolly jumpers and the pedants and beer snobs from CAMRA.  They’ll “know” that it’s not lager.   They may … Continue reading

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Why beer kits don’t measure up

Most likely you have tried to make beer from kits.   And you may remember, if you’re in a lucky minority, that it didn’t taste too bad, but not like proper pub beer.  The unlucky majority probably remember how bad tasting … Continue reading

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So what IS beer?

By beer, I usually mean English bitters, Pale Ales, Milds and Stouts as well as Barley Wines. Some claim that “Ale” is a more accurate term, but that is not only historically doubtful, but also contradictory, since the same people … Continue reading

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