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10 Sep 2018

Today’s brewer has to cope with more than the daily commute, as Alastair Gilmour discovers

Click on to any music festival website and you’ll discover an encouraging crossover of international acts – with British ones involved at every beat. Similarly in sport; Team Sky’s Michał Kwiatkowsk is inspired by Geraint Evans and vice-versa. Tennis is even more eclectic. Twenty-time grand slam winner Roger Federer’s current coach is Ivan Ljubicic.

Brewing is no different. We in the UK learn from the US, they in turn lean on Europe for inspiration; brewers from Ecuador to Osaka learn how to make beer in Sunderland...

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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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