Left Handed Giant at HAND Bar, Falmouth

Unlike some of you lucky people up the line in London and the big regional cities, the words ‘tap takeover’ appear to us as a rare beacon of opportunity down here in Cornwall, so I was eager to hop on one of our new wifi- and USB-enabled double deckers last night for...

Home-made baked beans in 15 minutes

Yesterday, I made Italian bean casserole from a Delicious magazine recipe. Always goes down well, this, a proper winter warmer, and also gives me the chance to tell my son, who asks what’s for dinner: “Bean stew.” “I don’t care what it’s been – what is it now?” he...

Around the Black Flag taps at Sonder, Truro

I make no secret of being a Black Flag Brewery fan, so I was particularly disappointed when I couldn’t make it to a meet the brewer night last week with Nick and Ben Sales, the surfing-mad brothers behind the venture. The good news: I found myself at the event venue...
Alcohol limits: it’s all about individual responsibility

Alcohol limits: it’s all about individual responsibility

Apparently it’s time to sober up, in the name of charity. This month it’s the Dryathlon, with abstinence in aid of Cancer Research, then next month it’s Go Sober for October to boost Macmillan Cancer Support. It would be churlish to begrudge either charity much-needed...
Kelp Bakery produces Kernow Imperial Stout bread

Kelp Bakery produces Kernow Imperial Stout bread

Kelp Bakery’s Coastal Brewery Kernow Imperial Stout Bread Neighbours. Everybody needs good neighbours. Even when you’re in a brewery on an industrial estate. No, especially when you’re in a brewery on an industrial estate. As you may know, Beer Today...

Has BrewDog really reinvented draught real ale?

If we’re honest, BrewDog had been suspiciously quiet for a while, so we were due one of their PR bombshells. And it turned up yesterday in the form of Live Beer. In a blog post and video, BrewDog announced: “We have long thought there must be a better way to deliver...
Video: The Struggle of Libations

Video: The Struggle of Libations

Here’s a curiosity which might have gone overlooked or deleted from my inbox. Doesn’t quite fit in with Beer Today’s usual content, and yet The Struggle of Libations transfixes from beginning to end. Set in Dublin, the eight-minute short tells the...
Which craft? The art of successful branding

Which craft? The art of successful branding

Guest blog by David Edwards, business development manager at R Design The UK craft beer market is showing little sign of slowing. It’s well documented that there are now more than 1,300 breweries in operation up and down the country (more per capita than any country...
Why I’ll be heading back to Reading

Why I’ll be heading back to Reading

Here’s a picture of where I live. Well, very near to where I live. By the sea in west Cornwall, close to Hayle’s famed three miles of golden sands. So you can appreciate why, even though I originally come from not that far from it, I had quite a set view of Reading...
ESB: an extra special tasting in Falmouth

ESB: an extra special tasting in Falmouth

ESB. It has that air of authentic old beer style about it, doesn’t it? Like IPA, Solid, British, robust. Well, here’s the thing. It dates all the way back to… 1971. That was when Fuller’s came up with a new strong bitter and wanted to...