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Pete Brown
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I spend most of my life making people very thirsty...
I spend most of my life making people very thirsty...

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A Quick Blog Post For IPA Day
If you really want to know why IPA was supposedly so strong and hoppy, look not to the breweries, but to India... Today is apparently International Let's Argue About The Mythology Of IPA Day. One of the main points of contention about this much-mythologised...
A Quick Blog Post For IPA Day
A Quick Blog Post For IPA Day
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Book events this summer - and Stoke Newington LitFest this weekend!!
I'm doing lots of events this summer - starting closer to home, then going further away. Some of them must be near you, surely... For the eighth year, my wife Liz has organised the Stoke Newington Literary Festival , which happens this weekend, 2nd to 4th J...
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'Miracle Brew' is coming - at last!
My first book about beer since 2009 hits UK shelves next week - and North America later this year. It's been a long wait - nearly two and a half years - for those who pledged when I first announced that I was publishing my new beer book through crowd-fundin...
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Long Read: The Story of the Forgotten Genius who Discovered the Apple's Birthplace, Before Being Murdered by Stalin
When I wrote The Apple Orchard , there were edits. I wanted to give the origin story of the apple, but this was cut from the final book because by the time I'd finished it, The Apple Orchard was the story of my own personal journey of discovery through the ...
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Why I can't get too excited about BrewDog's big 'sell out'
The bad boys of brewing recently sold a 22% stake of their company to an investment firm. So? First, I have a terrible confession to make. Remember when John Lydon made those butter ads? I'm afraid I was partly responsible for that.  It wasn't my idea or an...
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Why 'craft keg' - whatever that is - is the saviour, not the enemy, of cask ale
The vibrancy of London's brewing scene in 2017 shows just how antiquated the argument over format has become.  On Wednesday I opened the 33rd London Drinker festival, in a grand old hall just opposite St Pancras Station. For the first time, the festival was...
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Remembering Lunchtime Drinking
So Lloyds of Londo n announced last week that it is banning its employees from drinking at lunchtime. Under strict new rules, anyone found to have enjoyed a pint between the hours of 9 to 5 faces the prospect of being fired for 'gross misconduct.' Having fr...
Remembering Lunchtime Drinking
Remembering Lunchtime Drinking
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Tasting Beer: Some Thoughts and Reflections
Being faced with a flight of beers I had no desire to drink made me think philosophically for a bit, and wonder if there's a different narrative to tasting and enjoying beer. I love judging the Brussels Beer Challenge . It's one of my favourite competitions...
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Beery Books for Christmas
Obviously you've already bought mine (or dropped strong hints to have it bought for you) but it's been a bumper year for beer books. Here are my three favourites of 2016. The World Atlas of Beer (second edition) Tim Webb and Stephen Beaumont, Mitchell Beazl...
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Beer Writer of the Year
On Thursday night the British Guild of Beer Writers named me their Beer Writer of the Year, for the third time.  I even bought a suit. It caps an incredible year for me and I'm obviously delighted. But I still wouldn't recommend three simultaneous book cont...
Beer Writer of the Year
Beer Writer of the Year
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