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Fundamentals #74 — Double-Barrelled The Big Fruit Heist Fruited Kettle Sour

Double Barrelled Brewery Fundamentals Matthew Curtis Reading Sour

Fundamentals #74 — Double-Barrelled The Big Fruit Heist Fruited Kettle Sour

What’s in a name? For many producers of our favourite food and drink, from the winemakers of the French provinces to the cheese-makers of Italy, nomenclature is power. Try calling something you make Champagne (that isn’t) for example, and you’ll soon find yourself getting a politely worded letter from the Institut National de l’Origine et de la Qualité. Thanks to the appellation granted upon this particular genre of wine in 1927, designed to combat what its producers saw as fraud, only wines grown and produced in this region are allowed the designation. But this kind of appellation doesn’t really exist...

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Fundamentals #66 — Ridgeside Picurd Lemon Curd Sour

Fundamentals Leeds Matthew Curtis Ridgeside Sour

Fundamentals #66 — Ridgeside Picurd Lemon Curd Sour

Ah, Leeds is brilliant. I don’t know of any other British city with a name that demands you repeat it three times when you speak it aloud. Go on, say with me now. Leeds Leeds Leeds. While the beer in Leeds is first rate, what I love about it most of all is the choice it offers you. Do you wish to drink the finest pint of Landlord, bursting at the seams with condition, and lovingly caressed through a tight sparkler as the gods themselves declared? How about the latest kinky hop sludge, dry-hopped so heavily that it’s served with...

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