Free Amino Nitrogen

Other than sugar, nitrogen is probably the most important macronutrient required for yeast health and growth.  Nitrogen deficiency is associated with several fermentation difficulties...

The Story of 71 Brewing

It was six years ago when Duncan Alexander, co-founder of 71 Brewing, had his beer epiphany. He was visiting family in Melbourne, Australia, and...

In Focus | Buffalo, New York

Between its American Falls and the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, the equivalent of nearly 150 million Canadian pints flow every second across the world-famous Niagara...

In Interview | Mark Tranter, Burning Sky

“A very happy accident.” ­– That’s how Mark Tranter, a former fine art student with a penchant for punk rock and tattoos, describes getting...

Golden Pints 2016

I’m going to keep it brief and it’s worth noting that these are the opinions of the editor (Tim) and not any one else...

Technology | The off-trade

Drinkers across the UK let out a collective sigh this Autumn. The latest figures from the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) had revealed...

The Big Issue | Malt

“Consumers are more demanding of their beer than ever. They are more exacting and the hunger for that variety in beer is only going...

In Interview | Steve Grossman, Sierra Nevada

“Making good beer is not easy. To make it to a consistently high quality, and to make it consistent, full stop, is very challenging....

Speciality Strains | Saccharomyces

Saccharomyces yeast strains are the most widespread in use, selected strains have been improved over many generations to optimise favourable chemical and sensory qualities...

In Interview | Sambrook’s

“We have gone through an explosion in the number of breweries in operation in London, we’ve seen an explosion in the number of brands,...