Drinks

The knowledge: The Beer & Cider Academy has various different levels of training available

How to become a Beer Sommelier (Part One)

By James Beeson

With the number of breweries in the UK now around the 2,000 mark, and beer imports showing no signs of slowing down, it’s more important than ever for bar staff to be educated about the different types of beer on the marketplace.

Shock: Britain could run out of beer

Beer stocks low due to CO2 shortage

By Nicholas Robinson

Brewers large and small are running low or have run out of products as the Europe-wide CO2 shortage worsens, putting a stop to brewing and packaging for many.

Essential reading: Ciderology is designed to be a guide for the UK’s favourite apple-based drink

New book aims to educate drinkers about world of cider

By James Beeson

The impact of terrior and climate on flavour, how cider has evolved over the centuries and how to match cider and food are just some of the topics covered in a new book by cider expert Gabe Cook.

A garden of Eden: inside the Duke of Cambridge, Surrey

In association with Fever-Tree

In the gin garden of Surrey’s Duke of Cambridge

By Nicholas Robinson

Close to the scenic Surrey Hills, with a cricket green and golf course nearby, the Duke of Cambridge attracts a wide range of clientele. As operations manager Paul Griffiths explains, many enjoy a G&T in the large suntrap garden, which features a...

Going global: The series has seen Foupure create beers with six breweries each from a different continent

Fourpure kicks off Continental Collaboration tour

By James Beeson

Fourpure Brewing Co has officially unveiled the six collaboration beers that make up its new Continental Collaboration series, ahead of a roadshow of events throughout June and the first week in July.

Charity champs: the report also found that a third of independent breweries now have a taproom

8 out of 10 independent brewers support charity

By James Beeson

Some 82% of independent breweries have supported a charity in the past 12 months, according to new research into the impact of breweries in their local communities.