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Sarah Giles

Cloudwater and Vault City launch beers in Tesco

The craft beer world is currently up in arms about the news announced last week that two of the top craft beer breweries, Cloudwater and Vault City, are putting some of their beers into Tesco from today. Cloudwater have a 4 pack available of 4 collaboration beers, plus 4 other beers, and Vault City have 2 sour beers – all of these are available exclusively to Tesco. Craft beer enthusiasts are worried about the quality of the beers declining due to inferior recipes or ingredients, poor storage of the beers, and the feeling that huge players in the scene are...

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Sarah Giles

Our story...

We moved to Wortwell just over 3 years ago when our first daughter was almost 2 years old and I was 5 months pregnant with our second daughter. I grew up in Suffolk and Lawrence is from Surrey. We met rock climbing at an indoor climbing centre in Guildford, near to where we both lived at the time.  One Christmas, Lawrence received a home-brew kit and he made a small batch of beer. We called it 'New Born Ale' to celebrate the birth of our first daughter. The beer tasted surprisingly good for a first attempt, and kicked off an...

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Flavour Wheel

A flavour wheel can help make you think about the different flavours to think about when tasting your beer. Rate each flavour from 0 (not present) to 10 (high).

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Beer Colour Chart

Picture from Randy Mosher's Book 'Tasting Beer'. This is an excellent book to get if you are interested more in learning more about your beer, how it is made, beer culture, tasting and more. You can purchase a copy here: shorturl.at/hqrE5. SRM - Standard Reference Method - this is the Americal colour standard.  ECB - European Brewery Convention - equates to roughly double the SRM.    

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