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Cantillon Zwanze Day 2016 @ North Bar, Leeds

Cantillon Zwanze Day 2016 @ North Bar Leeds

My love for Cantillon knows no bounds. Their Quintessence event in May remains one of my highlights of the year. Another huge occasion on the Cantillon calendar is Zwanze Day. An annual event where the legendary Belgian brewery releases a specially produced new beer in only a handful of venues around the world. I’d only ever tried 2012’s offering, a rhubarb lambic which was a recreation ...

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Founders Brewing Talk @ Cafe Beermoth, Manchester

Cafe Beermoth - Founders Brewing Talk

There are a few key beers I can pinpoint as important turning points in my craft education. Founders Brewing Co’s ‘All Day IPA’ and later ‘Centennial IPA’ are right up there amongst them. Since then I’ve sampled many more of their range and enjoyed most of them, with some real highlights. The American craft brewing legends were in Manchester recently ...

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Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales Tasting @ Beermoth, Manchester

Jolly Pumpkin Tasting @ Beermoth, Manchester

Before last year’s Indy Man Beer Con I’d only tried a handful of ‘sour beers’ and besides a couple of Buxton Brewery’s wasn’t a massive fan of them. Indy Man totally changed my opinion on the whole style though and since then I’ve gone out of my way to try them whenever possible. A recent tasting session at the best bottle ...

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