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

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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...

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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...

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The Pub - On Tour
My new book on pubs spans the whole of the UK. So it only seems fair to take it back to the places where it was researched. Still need that elusive Christmas present for that difficult-to-buy-for person? Looking for an evening to kick off Christmas party se...

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Book of the Week
The Apple Orchard - coming to a radio near you... I'm enormously proud, and more than a little nervous, that this morning BBC Radio 4 will be broadcasting the first episode of the serialisation of my new book, The Apple Orchard.   My last narrative book, Sh...

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Budweiser: You Can't Rush Plagiarism
Seems like America's beer just can't stop stealing things from southern Bohemia... I was shocked late Friday night to see a really good beer ad from Budweiser. No, stop laughing. I've seen plenty of good ads from Bud before - stuff about frogs and lizards a...

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The Campaign for Good Brown Beer
Is the boom in craft brewing actually narrowing the choice of different beer styles we have? Last week I was invited to Germany to attend the magnificent  Bar Convent Berlin , a huge trade show featuring a mind-boggling array of drinks producers across the ...

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Apple Porn
The simple pleasures of tramping round an orchard. Autumn is a season of two halves. Both are definitely autumn, but one is summer's older sibling, looking back fondly, while the other is winter's harbinger. The change comes almost overnight some time late ...

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Say hello to The Apple Orchard
Part two of my Year of Writing Dangerously ...* Today my seventh book, The Apple Orchard , hits the shelves (hopefully. Please God let it hit at least some shelves.) When I wrote World's Best Cider in 2013 with Bill , that book required the short, sharp, sn...
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