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15 Apr 2018

The answer is invariably ‘yes’, writes Alastair Gilmour

There are so many new beers and styles available with every visit to the pub that it would be easy to think they’re produced on a whim. However, there’s an awful lot of thought going into what ingredient will work with another and how the actual brewing process will be affected.

The latest in a long line of beer experimentation is not exactly new – braggot has been around since beer was developed six thousand years ago. Braggot is a combination of honey and malted grains – mead meets beer comes close to its description – and the best braggot is form...

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Meet and Drink writer Alastair Gilmour regularly conducts beer events throughout the UK and internationally – tours and tastings that have included a platform suspended 30 metres above the River Tyne and a real ale festival in a Moscow nightclub – and was for several years on the judging panel of the Pilsner Urquell International Master Bartender programme. [READ MORE]


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