‘Leaving a Smaller Footprint – How the Brewing Industry is Taking Sustainability Seriously’ – Beer Magazine – Autumn 2018



“As a member of the growing band of consumers who take an interest in the ethical credentials of the beer I drink, it’s encouraging to know the enrichment and symbiosis I’ve always imagined as I sip my pint, is not only a romantic ideal. The footprint left by brewing is not only getting smaller, but could be leading the way towards a better future.”

You can find my cover feature about the growth of sustainable practices within the brewing industry in the latest issue of CAMRA‘s Beer Magazine.

Free From: Low/No Alcohol & Gluten Free Beers – Imbibe Live – July 2018


On 3 July 2018 I led a masterclass at Imbibe Live at London Olympia on Free From: Low/No Alcohol & Gluten-Free Beers. The beers I featured in my tasting were:


‘The Place of Brewing’ – Zymurgy Magazine – July/August 2018


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“It’s often said that brewers make only the wort: it’s the yeast that makes the beer. Of course, since Emil Christian Hansen discovered how to isolate individual yeast strains, brewers have gained much more control over those single-celled organisms. But creative homebrewers in Great Britain are challenging the notion that yeast must be tamed and have produced a unique blend that draws on science, history, and the very ground on which they stand.”

Check out my account of the Great Brettanomyces Megablend in the July/August edition of Zymurgy, the magazine for members of the American Homebrewers Association.

‘Safe’ – Original Gravity Magazine – Issue 17 – July 2018

“I’ve pushed open a lot of pub doors. The flush of warm air, the growing babble of chatter, and the scent of beer-tainted wood have rushed towards me many thousands of times. But, as I stand on the threshold of an unfamiliar venue, even before my eyes adjust to the yellowed light, even before I lift my palm away from the door handle, the feeling that most engulfs me is often not one of comfort, but one of ‘will I be safe here?’”

Original gravityYou can read my most recent essay for Original Gravity Magazine right here.

‘Facing a Shining Future’ – Brew Your Own Magazine – March/April 2018


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When a determined homebrewer like Simon Pipola decides to organise a Home Brew Convention – the first of its kind in the UK – nothing is going to stand in his way…


“As every homebrewer knows, understanding more about how beer is created enhances the enjoyment of each and every glass.”


Check out my ‘Last Call’ column for US publication, Brew Your Own Magazine right here.