The Kalevala, the national epic of Finland, describes the
creation of the world in 200 verses, but needs 400 in which to explain the
origins of beer. This is no small subject, which is why I've devoted much
of my life learning about beer, the brewers who make it, the breweries
where they work and a variety of beer cultures. I've got stories to tell
you about all of these subjects and more.
Even in great brewing countries, the most interesting beers are often a
minority taste. They have to be hunted.
Large brewers have the skills to make distinctive beers, but often the most
interesting beers and the most interesting stories come from small
Some beers must be considered because they are so widely available, some
because they are so distinctive.
Beer Event Reviews
There are few places better for beer hunting - where you may sample scores, even hundreds of beers, your bladder and liver willing.
Here some select events I'm happy to recommend.