Everything You Need to Know About Beer

Boasting a culture and heritage at least as rich and varied as wine or spirits, beer is no longer seen as merely a crude intoxicant knocked back on a Friday night to help blot out the everyday. It has become not only something you drink, but something you taste, appreciate, cook with, brew yourself and celebrate! In the absence of a single UK beer information resource, BeerExpert has been brewed up by a team of aficionados with the aim of aiding navigation through the heady waters of the beer world.

The Beer Expert’s Top Five Beers To Savour

There are beers and there are beers. There are beers for watching the football or rugby to, and if it’s a really good match, it may well not matter what beer you are drinking – a cheap and cheerful bitter or lager will do. There are beers for the quiet …

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Licensing Laws

Whether you are going out to enjoy just a pint or two of quality ale, or you are partying hard into the night, licensing laws will affect the way you enjoy your night. It is often noted by Europeans who visit or stay in our country, just how different our …

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Pub Games and Their History

When enjoying a pint it is tradition to while away the time with a pub game. This has the advantage of making both the conversation and the beer last longer, whilst providing entertainment, and a great way of meeting new people! There are obvious favourites such as pool and billiards, …

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Good Pub Essentials

The British and Irish Pub have been exported around the world to great acclaim. There is barely a significant city in the world without a replica traditional Pub (and to be sure those without one are, generally speaking, housed in countries where alcohol is banned). It is hardly surprising that …

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Famous Pubs

There are pubs that stand out for all the right reasons, and there are pubs that stand out for all the wrong reasons, and in either case it’s sometimes nice just to sit and while away a few pints of beer knowing that you’re surrounded by a rich history (for …

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History of the Pub

The arrival of the Romans and the establishment of a sound road network in the U.K. contributed to an increase in travel, and a demand for the establishment of simple ale houses where a traveller could stop and find shelter whilst quenching their thirst. The pub as we know it …

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Beer Recipes

Although consists primarily of hops, barley, water and yeast it is possible to brew a wide variety of alternatives by simply changing the quantities, or adding simple additional ingredients, such as herbs, sugars and spices. There are several well known variations on the basic beer recipe, including wheat beer (which …

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Brewers: Craft Brewers

Craft Brewers are independent small-scale beer-brewing companies, or individuals, who aim to brew beer to the highest quality, in order to emphasise both its versatility, and the range of tastes and textures available. ‘Craft brewery’ has replaced the term ‘micro-brewery’ in recent years, thus emphasising the status of beer brewing …

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How to Brew Your Own Beer

For those particular people for whom beer is more than just a social lubricant, home brewing can serve as a great way to further explore the versatility of taste and texture on offer. Once the initial effort is taken to get started, brewing your own beer is a relatively simple …

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Campaigns that Have Raised the Profile of Beer

Beer has been a staple product of the British diet and social scene for well over one thousand years (the precise beginnings of beer in Britain are hard to trace). Over this time the beer production has followed the same trajectory as production in general. From its simple beginnings as …

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