The 80s was a turbulent time for brewing, thanks to people like Alan Bond and Bernie Power. Eight years ago Matt Kirkegaard sought an interview with Alan Bond to get his recollections about the heady days of brewing in the 1980s. He wasn’t able to obtain the interview, and with the news today of Alan Bond’s death won’t get the chance. Here though is an article he wrote about those days that touches on Alan Bond’s influence on brewing the continues today…
The UK-based Beer Academy has recognised Australian brewer Bill Taylor, and US craft beer identity Garrett Oliver for their contributions to promoting the public understanding of beer. The academy, whose mission is to enlighten, educate and enthuse about all aspects of beer, has created a new annual award of Honorary Beer Academy Sommelier and recently… Read more →
A visual delight to serve as a starter washed down with a cold lager. Serves 4-6 Ingredients Batter 2 cups flour 1 cup lager (more if necessary) 3 eggs, beaten Pinch of salt 1 tablespoon olive oil Stuffing Zucchini flowers (2-3 per person, depending on size) 125 gm goat’s cheese 2 tablespoons pitted and chopped… Read more →
Today on Radio Brews News we catch up with Bill Taylor, chief brewer at Lion (formerly Lion Nathan). Bill tackles questions across a wide range of subjects including brewing, marketing, brewing quality, his career and his passion for beer and food.