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. 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...
Craft beer fans: be careful what you wish for

Craft beer fans: be careful what you wish for

In an editorial piece not too long ago, Beer Advocate magazine, in America, had a message for those readers who railed against the big global brewers and longed for a time when craft brewers had taken them out of the game completely. It was: be careful what you wish...

Verdant and HAND: they did the Monster Mash

After a false start, I think I might be beginning to understand pumpkin beer. The false start was a couple of years ago when I tasted a local example and rejected the greyish, murky mess after a couple of mouthfuls. So there was a little trepidation when I approached...
It’s a game of two halves at Driftwood Spars

It’s a game of two halves at Driftwood Spars

Driftwood Spars’ Beer Festival of Two Halves is the latest in a number of good pub beer festivals I’ve been to this year, and all the better because a bit of thought’s gone into it. There are 14 beers altogether, all from outside Cornwall, organised...
Rebel triumphs at new-look Falmouth Festival

Rebel triumphs at new-look Falmouth Festival

The Rebel team are presented with their trophy by festival chairman Bryan Day, branch chairman Clint O’Connor and CAMRA regional director Gareth MacDonald Rebel Brewing Company has triumphed at the Falmouth Beer Festival with its 80 Shilling brew taking the...