Breweries, Supermarket Shelves and Marketing Deception?


Lift the fog of deception This is quite a controversial title, but I don’t expect to get sued. I’ve just seen an advert on Instagram for an IPA (India pale ale), which showed a picture of a brown beer. I’ve seen a stout with an OG of 1040. I have bought a porter, so sweetContinue reading “Breweries, Supermarket Shelves and Marketing Deception?”

Clive’s Beer Blog – DIY Beer Brewing


Why call it a macrobrewery? Large commercial breweries give their annual production figures in millions of hectolitres, microbreweries probably talk in thousands and I don’t quite manage 4 hectolitres or 90 gallons per year. But that serves me and the immediate family and friends.

Clive’s Beer blog – January-No. 1


I’m going to tell you how to become a lockdown brewer, with a small space at your disposal and a hardware or DIY store in your town.

Know Someone Who Loves Beer? – Brew a Perfect Christmas Present


For the unique Christmas present, brew them a unique beer. Fully revised, no more soggy pages and a fraction of the price of the old paper version from 1990.

Brown-Beer Brewing will help the Resurgence


Everyone talks about stout and porter, but no one drinks it. Here are some reasons to brew it and enjoy the beginnings of modern brewing, ca. 1730

Farrenbacher Weissbier


A blast from the past – Baltimore 1995 – AHA annual bash. I was the principle speaker on the history of brewing. The handwritten copy of my talk is languishing in a filing box somewhere and I am not going to seek it out, so if you were there, Baltimore – June 14th 1995, andContinue reading “Farrenbacher Weissbier”

Homebrew Spin-off


Glasses in Berlin You think you brew for the delight of that first taste of a special beer. That’s how it all starts, but 20 years later I discovered historic beer glasses, each with its own story to tell. Today’s collection was a morning’s work in the Frankfurter Allee in the old east Berlin. Locally,Continue reading “Homebrew Spin-off”

Beer, Wine – Woodruff and Maibowle


Waiting for Woodruff Maibowle is a German speciality, once common in the UK, too. With that heritage, it must be (or once have been) present in the US.  I pick woodruff in April and tie it in bundles, which are hung in a shady space to dry. As they dry, they give off an adorableContinue reading “Beer, Wine – Woodruff and Maibowle”

Porter, Stout, Brown Beers, Entire Butts


No more soggy pages, when you employ your PC, Mac, iPad or iPhone, tablet or Android, in the brewery – oh, and no pages to flip shut on you either. It won’t mist up as the screen is always slightly warmer than ambient. Along with its companion on Pale Ale Brewing, this text gives youContinue reading “Porter, Stout, Brown Beers, Entire Butts”