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Fundamentals #120 — Burnt Mill Get The Onyx West Coast IPA

Burnt Mill Fundamentals Matthew Curtis Suffolk West Coast IPA

Fundamentals #120 — Burnt Mill Get The Onyx West Coast IPA

Bitterness is one of the most enjoyable, and most crucial, elements in beer. In my opinion, anyway. When implemented correctly, bitterness sends a signal to your brain, telling you that what you’re drinking is refreshing, creating an impulse response motivating you to take another sip. If that bitterness is in perfect balance, then once your glass is empty, you’ll head to the bar and ask for another glass of whatever you just finished. It’s more powerful than any sales tactic or marketing scheme breweries can come up with. Brewers have known this for a long time, too. Bitter beer sells....

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The Big 2021 #HBBAdvent Mega Thread!

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The Big 2021 #HBBAdvent Mega Thread!

#HBBAdvent Beer 24: Newbarns Barrel Aged Plain Dark Beer Strong Export Stout IT'S CHRISTMAS! HAVE A BLOODY GOOD ONE, Y'ALL, WHATEVER YOU'RE DOING, HOWEVER YOU CAN. WE LOVE YOU XXX       #HBBAdvent Beer 23: St Mars Of The Desert Koel It Jingly Bells IPA Jingly bells, jingly bells Koelship IPA! O what fun it is to drink On a dark December day The Deptford shop is feeling festive today, Toby and Taylor’s impromptu Christmas playlist has been flinging between the sublime (The Waitresses, Jona Lewie) and the melancholy (Sufjan Stevens, Bright Eyes) to the absurd (William Shatner). SMOD’s...

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Fundamentals #106 — Burnt Mill Polar Energy IPA

Burnt Mill Fundamentals IPA Matthew Curtis New England IPA Suffolk

Fundamentals #106 — Burnt Mill Polar Energy IPA

The New England IPA has been the source of much debate since it emerged from innovative breweries in the North-Eastern US over the past decade or so. Should beer really be this hazy? Is a beer with no discernible bitterness really an IPA? Does any of this matter if it’s delicious, and people enjoy it immensely? In answer to the latter: Absolutely not. The style has also been the subject of much technical debate within the brewing industry. Not only due to the way this style uses a significantly larger volume of hops that many styles have previously, but in...

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The Beer Lover’s Table: New Zealand-Style Buffalo Chicken Pies and Burnt Mill x Donzoko Dark Second Dark Lager

Beer Lover's Table Burnt Mill Claire Bullen Dark Lager Donzoko Lager

The Beer Lover’s Table: New Zealand-Style Buffalo Chicken Pies and Burnt Mill x Donzoko Dark Second Dark Lager

This column begins with a humblebrag: this pairing was inspired by a beer and a snack that I enjoyed at Hill Farmstead Brewery in Vermont in January. After New Year’s, my brother and I planned a beer-themed road trip through New England, and Hill Farmstead was, naturally, our first priority. And so we journeyed up on a snowy Saturday morning, up through the mountains in our sturdy pickup truck. We sampled saisons and hoppy styles and the brewery’s immaculate Marie Helles, but the beer that has lodged in my mind was a dark lager, which I drank standing on the...

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Fundamentals #19 – Burnt Mill Ties That Bine DIPA

Burnt Mill DIPA Fundamentals Matthew Curtis

Fundamentals #19 – Burnt Mill Ties That Bine DIPA

If you’re anything like me, you’ll have been drinking a generous share of Burnt Mill’s excellent beers lately. At only nine months old Burnt Mill has already become one of the UK’s most talked about breweries and with good reason – it’s come out of the gate with a selection of well defined, hop forward offerings, as well as a cracking imperial stout and a mouth puckering pineapple gose. It should come as no surprise, then, that it was named as the best new English brewery  in the annual RateBeer awards last month. Burnt Mill’s rapid rise to prominence represents...

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