Being served a murky beer no longer carries a negative stigma. Prejudice against unclear beer is waning, but with a myriad of craft styles and new levels of acceptable clarity we are sometimes left unsure how the brewery intended our beer to look. It seems some drinkers now solely rely on their digital peers to gauge acceptable clarity. Is appearance important, or does taste get the final say in satisfaction?
Without craft beer, there wouldn’t be any innovation in brewing. Without innovation it’s doubtful there would be craft beer! Mistakes, Thinking Outside the Box, and Dissecting the Beer!
When Camden Town Brewery were given a launch pad to turbocharge their mission to make the world as passionate about Hells as they were, I began to question what it meant to be a “craft” brewery.
Cask beer is fundamentally cheaper than keg because it has a shorter shelf life once tapped.
Quick, call the Craft Beer Police, there’s a brewery outsourcing production! Why did they do this, and more importantly, do you care?
We would like to naively think that our favourite craft breweries are all innocently magical places started by beer loving entrepreneurs, but are they just another big business dependent on private finance? If so, then just how stable is the future of the UK craft brewing industry?
Commitment to cask seems to be a hot topic for some breweries, but just how much effort is needed for cask beer?