Monthly Archives: June 2009

Cheers to the lager drinking Michael Jackson

I’ve been casting around the internet trying to find various sources for some reviews I’m writing for a new beer book and came across a wonderful video interview with the late great Michael Jackson over at I spoke to … Continue reading

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Balancing a one-sided view of brewing history

If history is written by the victors, then beer history is written by the exporters. That’s what came to me while reading the excellent ‘Hops and Glory’ written by Pete Brown. Pete has done a sterling job by digging deep … Continue reading

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Castlemaine XXXX to be withdrawn

A slump in demand from British drinkers has led to brewers calling time on Australian lager Castlemaine XXXX.

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