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Beers of the World author Daniel Cooper

Foam is one of those qualities of beer that seems to divide people – you either love or loath it. For some drinkers beer can be served with a voluminous head and that is perfectly acceptable. However, for others, foam is just wasted beer. It is an aspect of beer that divides nations and has even b...

from Issue 23 published on 27/03/2009

In 2005 a war of words was being waged in the American brewing community. The latest battle had developed over an issue that some might find a little trivial: bottles and cans. It all started when Jim Koch, president of The Boston Beer Company, released his beer drinkers’ Bill of Rights. Included ...

from Issue 21 published on

We have all been there. It’s your turn to be the designated driver, but now you’re at the bar you really want a beer. So what do you do, go for the soft drink option or order a low alcohol beer? Let’s face it not many of us would actually order a low alcohol beer would we? A quick glance at the sal...

from Issue 20 published on 26/09/2008

To label or not to label, that was the difficult decision facing the brewing industry when new food labelling directives were introduced by the European Commission in 2003. The EC wanted to tighten the labelling legislation surrounding food and drink so that the consumer, especially those with food ...

from Issue 19 published on 30/07/2008

For many of us beer is only beer if it is made from four ingredients, the finest malt barley, choicest hops, pure spring water and specially selected yeast. However, for beer-loving suffers of coeliac disease it is the use of barley malt that makes the consumption of beer problematic. Many of us ha...

from Issue 18 published on 19/06/2008

It was Ernie, the fastest milkman in the west, who said “do you want it pasteurised? Because pasteurised is best.” It would seem that Ernie was fairly convinced about the value of the technique for milk. However, in the brewing world opinion is decidedly split as to whether pasteurisation is a good ...

from Issue 17 published on 30/04/2008


 
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