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No More Heroes #2: Augustiner Lagerbier Hell

Augustiner Germany Lager Matthew Curtis

No More Heroes #2: Augustiner Lagerbier Hell

I don’t want to put a downer on your day but it’s time we faced facts – summer is almost over. Chin up, there’s no need to be glum. I know the deluge of the last few days probably has you reaching into the back of your cupboard for darker beers but I’m confident we can still squeeze out a few more warm days and nights before autumn sets in good and proper. In order to sustain the Great British Summer for as long as possible, I implore you to drink lots of lager. Yes, lager. I’m not talking about...

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No More Heroes #1: Fourpure Amber Ale

Amber Ale Fourpure Matthew Curtis

No More Heroes #1: Fourpure Amber Ale

It’s easy to get cut adrift in a constantly ebbing and flowing sea of ever changing pale ales and IPA. To make things even more confusing, a fashionable newcomer, session IPA, has been added to the mix. Bermondsey’s Fourpure are no different - not content with already knocking out a stunningly juicy pale as well as a rich, well-defined IPA, they also produce a zingy, bitter and low in alcohol session IPA. Shame on them for giving us such a wonderful choice in hop forward beers. The other problem I have with Fourpure’s range of pale ales and IPA, apart from them being...

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Hop Burns & Bottle Share with Gregg Irwin from Weird Beard Brew Co

Event HB&Bottle Share Weird Beard

Hop Burns & Bottle Share with Gregg Irwin from Weird Beard Brew Co

Well, that was a night. We were thrilled to host Weird Beard co-founder Gregg Irwin as our special guest at our first official Hop Burns & Bottle Share night. Gregg and co-founder Bryan Spooner launched Weird Beard in early 2013 and by the end of that year, they were voted the fifth best new brewery in the world at the Ratebeer awards. Since then, they’ve launched what must be dozens of beers – from modern icons such as Mariana Trench to barrel-aged beauties such as the Sadako series.. Weird Beard and HB&B go way back - we've loved them for years and stocked...

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In Brussels, no one can hear you scream...

Brussels Cantillon HB&B On Tour

In Brussels, no one can hear you scream...

(Unless it's for more beer.) Our mission is to showcase the world’s best beers in our store so we’re always on the lookout to boost our range we have on offer. One thing we thought we could improve upon in was our Belgian beer section. Tucked away at the back of the shop over just a couple of shelves seemed a little unfair for the country that’s brought us some of the finest beers on the planet, so we thought we’d better do something about it. The best way to go about this seemed obvious - get inspired by spending 36...

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