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You’re Being Duped

We all know macro breweries are a bit scared of microbrewed local craft beer. That’s why they’ve all unleashed their ultra-glitzy craft advertising campaigns featuring happy looking people brewing in a large shed and running their hands endlessly through buckets of malted barley – all while the sun streams through an old single-glazed window. ‘Cos…… Continue reading You’re Being Duped

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Brew York: Coconut Kings

Every so often a brewery, new to me, crosses my path and takes my breath away. Last year that brewery wasn’t Cloudwater, Northern Monk, Verdant or any of the other supposedly hip and fashionable UK breweries. Sure, they’ve produced some great beers over the past while and are widely known by Northern Ireland’s beer crafterati…… Continue reading Brew York: Coconut Kings

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#BeerySecretSanta

‘Tis better to give than to receive, apparently. Aye, well, whatever your thoughts on that, giving a gift to someone you’ve never met before requires some seriously uncomfortable social media creeping. I’d volunteered along with 43 others to take part in a UK/Ireland Twitter exchange called #BeerySecretSanta. Organised by Newcastle upon Tyne’s Myles Lambert, who’s part…… Continue reading #BeerySecretSanta