READ ISSUE 2 OF I AM A BREWER

Read the digital version of the second issue of I Am A Brewer, from the makers of Original Gravity. It is full of advice from the best, inspirational reads and genuinely useful tips for all people who work in the beer industry.

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When hop contracts go bad

Hop contracts can run years ahead, but in a world of uncertainty, not everything goes according to plan. It’s good to talk, says John Willetts of Simply Hops

PODCAST: How to avoid common problems with malt, with Carl Heron

For this episode, Daniel Neilson discusses with master brewer Carl Heron common problems and how to get over them - this includes attenuation, flavour and clarity. 

PODCAST: How to brew the best beers with fruit by Alex Wilson of Black Iris Brewery

For this episode, Adrian Tierney-Jones speaks to Alex Wilson of Black Iris Brewery about how to brew the best beers you can with fruit. 

People and purpose

Christian Barden, Europe’s Kegstarter & Global Brand Builder, argues that a successful sustainable business needs two things: good people and a clear purpose for everyone to get behind. Here’s why:

Respect your enzymes

Carl Heron, Craft Brewing Sales Manager at Crisp Malt and Master Brewer, explains why brewers should be obsessing about enzymes.

Read issue 2 of I Am A Brewer for free

Below is a digital version of the second issue of I Am A Brewer, from the makers of Original Gravity. It is full of advice from the best, inspirational reads and genuinely useful tips for all people who work in the beer industry. 

PODCAST: 10-Minute Masterclass with Phil Lowry of Simply Hops

For this episode of the 10-Minute Masterclass from I Am A Brewer, Daniel Neilson speaks to Phil Lowry of Simply Hops about how to make sure you’ve always got enough hops, what to substitute in when you do need more and how to design beers around your hops. 

Why we drink what we drink

Why We Drink What We Drink It may not be for the reasons what you think. North American writer Stephen Beaumont looks at the psychology behind our choices, and what that means for brewers.

PODCAST: 10-Minute Masterclass with John Bryan of Oakham Ales

For this episode, beer writer Adrian Tierney-Jones speaks to John Bryan of Oakham Ales about, yep, his love of Citra. He describes how to squeeze the most of it and the feeling of first finding this hop.

PODCAST: 10-Minute Masterclass with Quiònia Pujol of La Vilot

For this episode, Stephen Beaumont went to Catalonia to visit La Vilot brewery where they produce everything they need for beer themselves. Stephen Beaumont talks to brewer Quiònia Pujol about this remarkable project. 

PODCAST: 10-Minute Masterclass with Dr David Griggs of Crisp Malt

For this episode, we headed to Norfolk to talk about heritage malts, and how they can make your beer taste amazing, with Crisp Malt's Technical Director Dr David Griggs. 

How to get your beer stocked

Tim Peyton, Retail Manager at Real Ale, manages shops in Twickenham and Maida Vale. With a retail experience, he shares his top tips for breweries selling beers to shops.

PODCAST: 10-Minute Masterclass with Evin O’Riordain of The Kernel

For this episode beer writer Adrian Tierney Jones talks to The Kernel’s Evin O'Riordain about how he approaches mixed fermentation beers – it’s utterly fascinating as you’d expect

The lesson of Ireland’s craft leash

The Irish and Northern Irish market provides valuable lessons about how suppliers should be supporting their customers and the importance of localisation. Dan Christmas, marketing manager at Simply Hops, reports from the Emerald Isle.

Mix master and the art of iteration

Ben Rymer of Minibrew, an all-in-one brewing machine designed for brewers to experiment, looks at how the ‘version’ is always the most essential mix. Here, Ben delves into the roots of dub to demonstrate how the latest version is just part of the set.

PODCAST: 10-Minute Masterclass with Steve Kurowski of the Colorado Brewers Guild

Recorded in Denver, we speak to Steve Kurowski, the outgoing lead of the Colorado Brewers Guild. We cover what makes the state's breweries so innovative and why they put the community at the heart.

Carl Heron at Crisp Malt

PODCAST: 10-Minute Masterclass on malting with Crisp’s Carl Heron

Carl Heron is a brewmaster and Craft Brewing Sales Manager. Here he talks about malting process and how to harness it for your best ever beer.

How Adnams made Ghost Ship 0.5%, by Fergus Fitzgerald

In a wide-reaching interview, Adnams’ Head Brewer Fergus Fitzgerald talks us through the thinking of Ghost Ship Alcohol Free and how he gets it so good.

PODCAST: 10-Minute Masterclass on mixed ferm with Armand Debleder

Blending, mixed fermentation and how you can make the most of your coolship with Armand Debleder. Interview by Stephen Beaumont. Illustration by Del Thorpe

Magic Rock acquired by Lion

INTERVIEW: Magic Rock acquired by Lion

In an interview with Pete Brown, Magic Rock's founder Richard Burhouse explains the take over

PODCAST: 10-Minute Masterclass on mastering lagers with Luc Lafontaine

The 10-Minute Masterclass is a weekly blast of information and inspiration by someone at the top of their game in their field. This week: brewing perfect lagers with Luc Bim Lafontaine of Canada's Godspeed Brewery

The future of beer

Beer writer Adrian Tierney-Jones jumps into his DeLorean and looks how brewing could change over the next decade.

How you should be choosing your malt

The Brewers Association has said that craft malt should be ‘distinctive and flavourful’. Crisp Malt Sales Manager Colin Johnston explains how brewers should use all their senses to pick malts

PODCAST Ep 1: 10-Minute Masterclass with Derek Prentice

The 10-Minute Masterclass is a weekly blast of information and inspiration by someone at the top of their game in their field. This week Adrian Tierney-Jones speaks to cask master Derek Prentice 

Read issue 1 of I Am A Brewer for free

A new free print magazine is for everyone working in the beer industry has launched. I AM A BREWER, from the makers of Original Gravity, is a print magazine, podcast, weekly newsletter and website. 

Introducing I AM A BREWER

A new free print magazine is for everyone working in the beer industry is to launch in January. I AM A BREWER, from the makers of Original Gravity, is a print magazine, podcast, weekly newsletter and website. 

FYNE ALES REVEALS NEW LOOK AND FIRST CANNED BEERS

Independent Scottish brewery Fyne Ales has unveiled an updated brand identity and outlined plans to introduce new products to its core range, including two canned beers.

The Q&A Robert Middleton, Founder of London brewer Orbit

THE Q&A, Robert Middleton, Founder of London brewer Orbit

THE Q&A Kyle Larsen, Head Brewer, Siren Craft Brew

THE Q&A Kyle Larsen, Head Brewer, Siren Craft Brew

HOW TO BREW A WORLD-BEATER

Magic Rock’s Head Brewer Stuart Ross tells the story of how he made the truly amazing Cannonball

Of Belgian beer and mystique

Ardent Belgo-phile Joe Stange muses on the magic and fantasy that runs through Belgian beer

Fourpure Brewing Co acquired by Lion

 Australian beer company Lion has acquired 100% of Fourpure Brewing Co

Canadian Issue 1 free to read here

 Read issue 1 of Original Gravity, a new, free independent magazine for Canada. Read it all for FREE here

Ritual

‘It is like saying grace. In the wine cellars of Baron Bachofen von Echt, under his schloss at Nussdorf, on the edge of the Vienna Woods, I have raised a glass of “Sir Henry’s” dry stout, brewed on the premises, and said a silent prayer of thanks to the Campaign for Real Ale.’

Brand, myth & magic

Daniel Neilson plots barstool stories from the very first trademark to the new age of label legends

Magic & Loss

If you go back far enough, magic, superstition, religion and science are all essentially the same: observing phenomena in the world and forming the best theory you can about why they happen. By Pete Brown

Q&A: Adam Matuška, head brewer, Pivovar Matuška

On a beer journey to the Czech Republic, Adrian Tierney-Jones

Read Issue 18 here for free

Read Issue 18 of Original Gravity craft beer magazine here for free

Beer meets the devil

Adrian Tierney-Jones travels to the dark side to taste the demon brews

Beer Travellers: Prague

Adrian Tierney-Jones explores the Czech capital and discovers simple pleasures

Q&A: Georgina Young, Head Brewer, Fullers

We quiz the Head Brewer of Fullers about the future… and the past

Ghana’s incredible microbrewery

Do you know what sorghum is? Daniel Neilson does and he meets a man who’s making beer with it

Read Issue 17 for free here

The heroes of beer… are not where you expect them

Read Issue 16 for free here

The heroes of beer… are not where you expect them

Art of Beer: Drew Millward/Northern Monk

Drew Millward’s artwork for Northern Monk caught our attention for its vibrant illustrations for a special series

Beer Traveller: Catalonia transformed

Pete Brown celebrates and salivates over Catalonia’s evolving beer transformation

The 6 pack: barrel-aged beers

Adrian Tierney-Jones uncorks the finest beers that have slumbered in wood

When beer meets bikes

Budvar and BOLT motorcycles are teaming up to create a custom 'Budvar Bike'. We hear from BOLT's Andrew Almond

I Am A Brewer: Cask launches new canning machine

Bristol Brewery Left Handed Giant is currently in the closing stages of an ambitious crowdfunding campaign that includes a partnership with a Michelin-starred chef

Dark Star Brewing bought by Fuller’s

Brighton craft brewer Dark Star has been bought by Fuller’s, it was announced this morning

CAMRA to embrace kegged and canned ‘quality’ beer

Yeastie Boys announce new head brewer. The former Thornbridge and Buxton brewer James Kemp will join the Yeastie Boys UK operation

Anatomy of: Barley Wine

INTERVIEW: Moor Beer Co's Justin Hawke. Moor Beer’s supremo Justin Hawke in his own words. Interview by Adrian Tierney-Jones

INTERVIEW: Moor Beer Co’s Justin Hawke

INTERVIEW: Moor Beer Co's Justin Hawke. Moor Beer’s supremo Justin Hawke in his own words. Interview by Adrian Tierney-Jones

Should beer have a sense of place?

Adrian Tierney-Jones spends a thrilling day at the Institute of Civil Engineers’ grand HQ in the company of brewers and industry experts 

THE 6 PACK: Imperial Stouts

It's the time of year for the imperial stout. Adrian Tierney-Jones charts the remarkable history of this beer and picks out six of the best

The fall and rise of porter

Porter is the beer that returned from the dead. It is the beer that rose from the grave in which it had long laid dormant, an unknown grave, as lost as the tomb of Alexander, all that was left was rumour and conjecture. Adrian Tierney-Jones looks at the remarkable history of porter.

BOOK REVIEW: The Craft Brewer’s Compendium

Adrian Tierney-Jones spends a thrilling day at the Institute of Civil Engineers’ grand HQ in the company of brewers and industry experts 

The art of beer: Burning Sky

Burning Sky, in the folds of the East Sussex South Downs, produces world class beer and demonstrates a clear sense of where it was made. The evocative label artwork by Simon Gane similarly conveys this idea. We caught up with the illustrator to understand how the artwork is produced

Fullers & Friends – the Verdict

The Fullers & Friends project paired brewers from the London brewery, with some of the finest breweries around the country for a very special project. Here, Adrian Tierney-Jones tries the beers and gives his verdict

Q&A: Bob Pease, Brewers Association

Bob Pease is the President and CEO of the US Brewers Association. Pete Brown caught up with him about what's next in the US

A milkman walks into a pub

Jessica Mason remembers the very first moments of pub life in the company of her milkman Dad [4 min read]

Cakes and ale

A creme brûlée imperial stout? Are the boundaries really being pushed or are beers such as pastry stouts just a gimmick? On a trip to Amsterdam, Adrian Tierney-Jones ponders the question

Brighton rocks

It’s a game of two pints as Emma Inch watches Brighton’s debut Premiership match at a stadium where Harvey’s cask rules

Q&A: Robert Middleton, Orbit Beers

Meet Robert Middleton, founder of London brewery Orbit

Mon Sep 21: Beer & Cider Marketing Awards winners

These are the breweries that nailed marketing in 2017

Art of beer: Lost & Grounded

Adrian Tierney-Jones travels to České Budějovice to discover the secrets of one of the world's greatest lagers

Six Pack: New England IPAs

What exactly is the hazy beer du jour, and why is it so popular

Brooklyn Cloaking Device

Brooklyn Brewery’s remarkable new beer is a 100% Brett fermented porter.

Unearthing Lager

Adrian Tierney-Jones travels to České Budějovice to discover the secrets of one of the world's greatest lagers