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Refresh Your Feeds

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The other day in conversation on Twitter with Nathaniel Southwood (@NateDawg27) we were prompted to think about beer blogs and bloggers again.

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut following the same few people you’ve always engaged with since year dot and thus get the idea that Beer Blogging is Dead when some or all of them give up the game. Meanwhile, whole new waves of blogs have come, and maybe gone, and probably been replaced by yet more.

We share round-ups of interesting stuff every Saturday, trying to cast the net as far and wide as possible, which hopefully helps highlight interesting writers but we sometimes end up featuring the same names time and again for various reasons.

So, by way of a bit of extra sauce, what we’re going to do here is provide a list (if not’s rude to say so) of less well-known bloggers we’re following via RSS (we use Feedly) with brief notes on what they’re about.

You might not like the look of all of them, and inclusion doesn’t necessarily equate to endorsement, but hopefully you’ll find at least one or two new things to spice up your feeds.

Alcohol By Volume | Chris Martin (@mrcjmartin)
London, beer reviews, tech journalist

The Ale In Kaleigh | Kaleigh Watterson (@kaleighpie)
Updates on the Manchester beer, bar and pub scene

The Bearded Housewife | Rob G (@Cuichulain)
Observations on pubs and parenthood; home-brewing

Beer Leeds | Richard Coldwell (@RichardColdwell)
Formerly ‘Ouhouse’, pubs, opinion

Belgisk öl enligt Skrubbe | Jens Skrubbe
In Swedish (Google Translate!), Belgian beer

Boozy Beer Blog | Chris Mulliss
Straight-up old fashioned beer reviews

Brewing Classical Styles  | Kimberly & Kyle (@brewingclassical)
Ancient Greek and Roman brewing history and recipes

Brewing East | Rebecca Pate (@rpate)
BGBW award nominee, London, bar and event reviews

Brewed in a Bedsit | Dave S (@Ramblin_Dave)
Philosophy, opinion, home-brewing, Cambridge

Elston’s Beer Blog | Chris Elston (@elstonsbeerblog)
Infrequent, beer reviews, Devon

The Fatal Glass of Beer | Joe Tindall (@FatalGlass)
BGBW award nominee; city reports, beer reviews, pondering

Fourth Arch | group project (@fourtharch)
Beer reviews, opinion, trip reports

Have I Got Brews For You | Kat Sewell (@katrinnas)
Homebrewing experiments in South London

Hot Break | Andrew Fitchett (@AndrewFitchett)
Beer reviews, trip reports, based in Norwich

It’s A Brew Life | Chelsie Markel (@dzyngrl)
Beer reviews, home-brewing, trip reports, based in Pennsylvania

Ken’s Beer Blog | Ken (obviously)
Plain-talking CAMRA member, opinion, pub reports, North East England

Lady Sinks the Booze | Kirst Walker (@doubleshiny)
Pub crawls, pub heritage, satire, Runcorn

Let’s Beer it for the Girls | Rachel Auty (@marketerach)
Bar and pub news from Harrogate; women and beer

Life After Football | @britainbeermat
Pub crawling in the Midlands

Lincoln Pub Geek | Suzy (@lincolnpubgeek)
Local pub and beer news, festival reports, opinion

Mashtun & Meow | Jim & Laura Rangeley (@MashtunandMeow)
Booze, bar and food reports; based in Sheffield

Mike’s Tap Room | Mike Hampshire (@Naitch1982)
Former Leeds CAMRA-chair; trip, festival and pub reports; opinion

Oh Good Ale | Phil Edwards (@flandyke)
Detailed reflections on beer and beer culture, based in Manchester

Pubmeister | Duncan Mackay (@mackay_duncan)
Obsessive pub crawling

Pursuit of Abbeyness | Martin Steward (@martinabbeyness)
Travel reports, longreads, pondering

The Snap & the Hiss | Katie (@Shinybiscuit)
Trip reports, bar reviews, based in the Ribble Valley

Timely Tipple | Jordan (@timelytipple)
Scholarly reflections on beer history and culture, links round-ups

Tun of Fun | Kelvin (@kelvinsbeerblog)
American (WA) home-brewer, opinion, reviews

Under the Jenfluence | Jen Blair (@UnderTheJenfluence)
Reflections, reviews and opinion; based in Charlotte, North Carolina

Watson’s Corner | Natalya Watson (@natalyafern)
PR for Duvel in the UK; beer history, styles

Wee Beefy | Wee Beefy (@WBeefy)
Idiosyncratic accounts of pub crawls in and around Sheffield

Worth A Thousand Beers | M.C. Johnsen (@Worth1000Beers)
Chicago based; beer styles, festival reviews, beautiful illustrations

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