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Want to own your own brewery? Is crowdfunding good for the British brewing industry?

This rise in popularity of craft ale has brought with it a desire and passion for many to start brewing their own ales. This isn’t like the homebrews of the 80’s, rancid strong liquid only fit for stripping wallpaper. These guys are cooking up some seriously sophisticated, flavoursome beers. And now with social networks and […]

Birmingham Beer Bash – the rise of craft ale in the UK

Despite only having two craft breweries in Birmingham the city is home to many vocal ale fans. These fans are so passionate about the rise in craft beer they felt it necessary to create something new to showcase the many great beers from across the country and bring together a new era of ale drinkers. […]

Supporting micro and craft breweries

As beer fans there’s no shortage of great ales, porters and stouts to sample and enjoy. Our recent discovery of  the beer treasure-trove that is Stirchley Wines has also opened our eyes to the sheer range of fantastic British beer. This has its downsides though as a visit to the supermarket beer aisles are disappointing […]

Kicking off my cider tasting, with not so much style

So how do you kick off a food and drink loving blog… well a trip to the off-license of course, with the City Suppers crew! And this isn’t any old off-license, its Stirchley Wines. No idea why it’s got ‘wine’ in the title as its selection of wine isn’t anything special at all but when […]