We started blogging about beer way back in 2007. (That counts as way back, doesn’t it?) Since then, we’ve written (as of 25 April 2012) a thousand posts. To help you find the good stuff, here are links to some we’re particularly proud of, with an attempt at order.
You’re the Landlord #1 — question and answer | You’re the Landlord #2 — question and answer | An example of great landlord skills in Somerset | and some rubbish landlord skills in Cornwall | The Brown Bitter Company — an imaginary pub
The rise and fall of Starkey, Knight & Ford of Bridgwater and Tiverton | How British rock music has revolved around the pub since the nineteen-fifties | Becky’s Dive Bar in Southwark was one of the first pubs popular with beer geeks | Racial segregation in London pubs
The letters page of What’s Brewing has been the same for forty years | for a time, the stereotypical CAMRA member was a posh graduate in a blazer | but here’s how the beard stereotype took hold, and this is how the ‘stout yeoman of the bar’ palare got going.
Tips and tutorials
Marketing and Branding
Recipe and instructions for a homebrewed Belgian-style wit | Our hard-won recipe for big, fat Bavarian pretzels | Eastern-European bar snack recipes: kepta duona and nakladaný hermelin | Pizza | Doner kebab
Saison Cracked? — with diagram explaining “the wild side” | How beer styles can have multiple, equally ‘true’ meanings
A magical lunchtime at Brauerei Meister in Unterzaunsbach, Franconia | Nice places to drink in Regensburg, Nuremberg and Würzburg | Gose in Goslar and Leipzig | What we made of drinking in Heidelberg | Düsseldorf Parts One and Two | We get our heads round Kölsch in Cologne
Beervangelism | A post on pubs and social class, in which Bailey’s parents explain why they drink at home instead | An early attempt to stick up for CAMRA and ponderings on ‘craft beer’ | and some props for CAMRA members who blog | Pasties — a study in ‘craft’ | Five Types of Beer Drinker
Eight alternatives to ‘boring’ | Why we don’t mind being ‘geeks’ (with comment from Wil Wheaton!) | We’ll never find words everyone likes; let’s work with what we’ve got
Bits and pieces
Blogging about blogging (naughty)