Author: Malin Norman
There are a lot of good sources of inspiration available to dive into when pubs and bars are closed. Here, we share some highlights by award-winning beer writers. They cover everything from stupid words that beer geeks use to alcohol-free beer for dogs.
If you are in need of some beery inspiration, below are three tips to great content available online, with the simple click of a button. Check them out.
Watch: The Craft Beer Channel
This multi-award-winning YouTube channel is dedicated to good beer, adventures and brews. Writer Jonny Garrett and wingman Brad Evans travel the world to discover the best craft beers, brew collaborations with breweries, and cook or match food with beer. A tip is to watch Stupid stuff beer geeks say, for explanations of what beer geeks actually mean when they use words such as ‘juicy and ‘dank’ to describe beer.
To support independent pubs in these times with lockdowns and self-isolation, the guys hosted their monthly live show by recreating the classic British pub – The Digital Pub Club, a live pub night including quiz, music, games and food matching. The talented duo has also produced two books; Beer School: A Crash Course in Craft Beer and The London Craft Beer Guide.
More info: www.youtube.com/thecraftbeerchannel
Listen to: Fermentation Beer & Brewing Radio
Fermentation Radio has been serving beers for our ears since 2016. This award-winning beer and brewing show explores the best of the beer scene in the UK and beyond. It is produced and presented by rockabilly Emma Inch, who is regularly accompanied by drinks educator, beer sommelier, and the UK’s first cider pommelier, Jane Peyton.
The show covers a broad range of topics such as sustainability, cask ale, diversity, and beer tourism. A favourite is The Alcohol-Free Special from January 2019, where Emma looks at the alcohol-free beer trend including how the beer is brewed and what it tastes like. And she puts the best alcohol-free dog beers to the test, with the help of dedicated Rupert the Whippet and Colin the Border Terrier.
More info: www.fermentationradio.com
Read: Pellicle Magazine
This brand new magazine is devoted to exploring beer, wine, cider, food and travel. It was created by writer and photographer Matthew Curtis alongside brewer and wine enthusiast Jonny Hamilton.
For some proper escapism in these strange times, there are over 60 free-to-read features by some of the best food, drink and travel writers. For instance, Coffee Against the Patriarchy — Girls Who Grind in Frome, Somerset by Nicci Peet. Or if you want to start from the very beginning, check out Edge of Heaven — Shucking Oysters and Sipping Stouts on the Irish West Coast when Curtis himself went to Ireland, drank stout and ate oysters.
More info: www.pelliclemag.com
Pictures: Wil Stewart (Unsplash), Malin Norman