I picked up my copy of Joshua Bernstein’s Complete Beer Course (Boot Camp for Beer Geeks), not as a complete novice, but as a beer geek who enjoys reading about beer from a diverse perspective. The unique approach proclaiming to progress readers from “Novice to Expert In Twelve Tasting Classes” was enough to spark my
The beer book category is a rather crowded space; be it lists of beers to try before you die, or full reference guides on a number of niche categories, it’s safe to say there’s no shortage of choice for the reader. With competition so fierce, standing out from the crowd by making a point of difference becomes increasingly difficult, but also
The festive season is a time for overindulgence – a time to gather with family and friends for the enjoyment of great food and drink. Barley Wine, in particular, offers much comfort during the winter months as a fireside companion, with its elevated ABV, and rich, warming flavors. Below, we have selected some of our
So here we are again, the holiday season is nearly upon us, and while everyone else is sipping eggnog and drinking wine, the beer lover in your life will be tucking into some extra special beers to celebrate the festive season – yum! But what do you buy someone with such a specific interest as craft
Happy Friday. Are you ready for another beer? I know I am. This week’s beer is a fascinating Pale from my recent Beer52 order – fascinating for a couple of reasons: 1) They don’t own their own brewery; instead opting to brew beer at other brewers locations and referring to themselves as a “gypsy brewery”.
The last time we reviewed a Samuel Smith’s beer, also a stout funny enough, we had found some evidence that pointed out rather dodgy business and ethical practices the brewery engaged in from many years before. After searching further, a website called “Sam Smith’s Forum” (http://samsmiths.info/) popped up and it had an incredible number of incidents
As the popularity of hugely hoppy beers continues to grow on both sides of the Atlantic, it seems only natural that we should pay a little more attention to the glassware that houses them. After all, many great beer styles from Europe have their own glassware, why not the IPA? Fortunately for us hop-heads, this
This week’s beer comes from a well known and much-adored brewer we’ve covered before, Innis and Gunn. Readers on both sides of the pond will need little or no introduction to their classic original oak aged beer, which began life as the waste product of whiskey barrel enhancement that just so happened to taste sensational.
Could there be anything better than beer arriving in the mail? Sure beats boring bills, doesn’t it? While drinking to forget your bill paying responsibilities should never be advocated – surely a few frothy beverages delivered direct to your door can only aid in easing the monotony of your typical morning post? Worked for me anyway, as
It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce the latest addition to transatlanticbrews.com; our brand new casual, off-the-cuff “TV Series”. Here’s the concept: In keeping with the namesake of our website, TA Brews TV is a transatlantic beer sharing experience. In a nutshell, Ryan and I share a beer over the web,