Are German beer purity laws a hindrance?


Time to let go! Remove the ball and chain from your leg, brewers! German beer purity laws date from the 16th century, and were needed to stop the worst abuses by brewers, who added everything in the garden and beyond, in order to get the drinkers happy, but it came with a price to drinkers’Continue reading “Are German beer purity laws a hindrance?”

Malt like an Egyptian. Get a craftbrew buzz.


‘History is more or less, bunk,’ claimed Henry Ford. ‘We don’t want tradition. We want to live in the present.’ We all have an agenda, and Henry Ford’s was not to go back to the horse and cart. As brewers, we might want to see things differently. The best beers ever were brewed 200 yearsContinue reading “Malt like an Egyptian. Get a craftbrew buzz.”

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.

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