Blogs

My pick of recommended blogs. Last updated: October 10 2015

Beer Battered: Thoughtfully written and well illustrated essays on beer in the UK and further afield, sometimes with a side serving of food and travel. beerbattered.co.uk/

Beer, Beats and Bites: Norwich writer and marketer Nate Southwood loves beer and heavy metal. www.boozebeatsbites.com/

The Beer in Review: Beer reviews, as well as post about life, travel and food. Usually five reviews a week. thebeerinreview.blogspot.co.uk/

Beer Viking: Freelance journalist whose hobbies are beer and Viking age re-enactment. blog.beerviking.net/

Beers I’ve Known: A blogger from Somerset now based in Northern Ireland and writing about the beer scene there. beersiveknown.blogspot.co.uk/

Beers Manchester: A Manchester-based beer blogger in a “fightback against mediocre beer”. beersmanchester.wordpress.com/

A Bitter Bloke: “Comment, musings and general nonsense about ales and the pubs they’re served in.” Updated Sundays. bitterbloke.blogspot.co.uk/

Boak and Bailey: History, tastings, travel in an entertaining, always informative and very popular blog. boakandbailey.com/

Chester Beer Blog: Two Chester residents — one with hospitality experience, the other a journalism graduate — with “a passion for good beer, good food and good company”. chesterbeerblog.wordpress.com

Craft Beer London: Experienced national newspaper journalist Will Hawkes runs this guide of capital brews under the umbrella of Blue Crow Media, which also produces a guide in the form of an app and a map. craftbeerlondon.com/

Craft Beers and Burgers: A British site focusing on two staples of life. craftbeersandburgers.com/

The Crafty Beeress: Chatty, entertaining beer reviews from a London-based girl about town. www.craftybeeress.com/

A Crafty One: Reviews and comments from a Manchester-based beer geek. acraftyone.co.uk/

Craig Heap: A Welsh beer blogger “celebrating the great ales of Wales”. http://craigheap.co/

A Swift One: Notes from Huddersfield, Yorkshire, “arguably the UK’s premier real ale town”. www.aswiftone.com/

Ed’s Beer Site: “A site where a man with far too much interest in beer gets to write about it.” edsbeer.blogspot.co.uk/

Fiona Beckett: The world of wine and food matching, but occasionally featuring beers too. www.matchingfoodandwine.com

Get Beer. Drink Beer: In-depth, well written beer reviews from Justin Mason. masonjust.blogspot.co.uk/

The Half Pint Gentleman: Essex beer blogger and Leyton Orient aficionado. thehalfpintgentleman.com/

Hardknott Dave’s Beer and Blog Stuff: The musings of Hardnott Brewery’s Dave Bailey. hardknott.blogspot.co.uk/

Home Brew Answers: A Cornwall-based home brewer, Neil McDonald, offers home brew advice. homebrewanswers.com/

Look at Brew: Blogging style and substance by Sussex-based Rach Smith. https://lookatbrew.wordpress.com/

Mashtun and Meow: Blogging about the Sheffield Brewing scene, with “occasional cat thrown in”. www.mashtunandmeow.co.uk/

Musings of an Elusive Beer Geek: A Hampshire-based beer geek. Actually “not even slightly elusive”. www.graphedbeer.com/

My World of Beer: News, views and review from Glenn Johnson

Paul Bailey’s Beer Blog: Long-standing CAMRA member and former off-licence owner and home brewer. baileysbeerblog.blogspot.co.uk/

The Pub Curmudgeon: “A jaundiced view of life from the darkest recess of the saloon bar.” pubcurmudgeon.blogspot.co.uk/

Reluctant Scooper: Sometimes serious, sometimes tongue in cheek, always a cracking read. reluctantscooper.blogspot.co.uk/

Stonch’s Beer Blog: A publican and former lawyer who began blogging in 2007. stonch.blogspot.co.uk/