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How Big Lager Lost The Plot And Developed Narcissistic Personality Disorder
As anyone who has read Man Walks into a Pub will know, my entry into the world of beer was via Big Lager. I loved lager ads when I was growing up as a teenager.  Later, once I was helping make those ads, I was fascinated by the tribal loyalty people had to ...
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The dawn chorus, the apple, and another forthcoming book from me
I've managed to end up working on three new books, with three different publishers. Here's a story about the second of those three. I've already talked about my new beer book, What Are You Drinking ? It's a crowdfunded project with a new type of publisher t...
I've managed to end up working on three new books, with three different publishers. Here's a story about the second of those three. I've already talked about my new beer book, What Are You Drinking? It's a crowdfunded project...
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The best thing I have ever read about alcohol - and possibly anythingelse
I hate the patronising language of social media clickbait because it debases what were once perfectly good terms and insults the intelligence of its audience. But just for once, I wish I was writing for one of those wanky clickbait sites because my headline...
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Announcing my next beer book: "What are you drinking?" No really, do you know?
Following my announcement last night about my new crowdfunded beer book project, we go live today - and here's the idea I'm working on. Beer is many things. It’s often cold, always wet, usually refreshing. It’s democratic, straightforward and accessible, bu...
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I'm writing a new beer book - and testing out a new approach to publishing
The publishing industry is in a state of flux, but new models are emerging - one of which allows me to write my first book about beer in six years. And you can get involved. A great deal has changed since I had my first book published in 2003. The beer scen...
The publishing industry is in a state of flux, but new models are emerging - one of which allows me to write my first book about beer in six years. And you can get involved. A great deal has changed since I had my first book ...
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What's the difference between craft beer snobs and Kopparberg drinkers?
Are we really chasing authenticity, flavour and story? Or just endless novelty? If you follow North American beer writers on social media (and if not, you should) you might have seen this piece from yesterday , in which formidable beer writer Andy Crouch wr...
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"If you simply reject their achievements and their vital contemporary role in favour of what's new this week, whatever that is, you're not interested in authenticity and story at all. You're just following the latest fad among your peer group. And that makes you no more discerning, no cooler, no edgier, than the guy pouring his strawberry and lime flavoured 'cider' over ice."
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Why SABMiller's acquisition of Meantime is a good thing.
I wasn't going to write about this because I'm too busy and I don't have time. But I've read too many comments about it and I can't help myself. Just to be clear, I'm not an apologist for big, corporate brands, OK? And I'll fight with anyone who says I am. ...
I wasn't going to write about this because I'm too busy and I don't have time. But I've read too many comments about it and I can't help myself. Just to be clear, I'm not an apologist for big, corporate brands, OK? And I'll f...
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I am so fucking bored by the beer discourse of 2015
It started off odd, like a beer that tastes OK at first, then has something nagging that attracts your attention, and on the second and third sips, starts to reveal something badly wrong.  Suddenly it all got legal. Then, it got nasty. When I write stuff fo...
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Beer Marketing Awards pit micros, regional and global brewers against each other
I helped organise the inaugural Beer Marketing Awards. The awards event is on 14th April, and the shortlist tells us a great deal about where the beer industry is today. When I was approached to be a partner in the first ever Beer Marketing Awards, the thin...
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Awards galore! Your chance for glory
Whatever drink you make or market, here's your chance to shine. I seem to have found myself judging rather more awards schemes at one time than is good for a chap. Each one is fantastic, and the number and scale of them is testament to how healthy and vibra...
Whatever drink you make or market, here's your chance to shine. I seem to have found myself judging rather more awards schemes at one time than is good for a chap. Each one is fantastic, and the number and scale of them is te...
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Why J D Wetherspoon's is fast becoming my favourite craft beer bar
In eight years of blogging and writing articles and columns about beer, I think everything I've written about JD Wetherspoon splits pretty evenly between "This is amazing" and "This is absolutely appalling." Wetherspoons is a mixed bag. Remarkably, nothing ...
In eight years of blogging and writing articles and columns about beer, I think everything I've written about JD Wetherspoon splits pretty evenly between "This is amazing" and "This is absolutely appalling." Wetherspoons is a...
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I'm going to agree, cheap and actually very good.
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