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Other Writing: London Loves Business

A selection of articles I’ve written for other publications.

Seasonal beers

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Published On: 14th December 2011

One of the best things about Christmas, the thing that defines it for me, is tradition. Of course there are the universal traditions, the ones that bind us together and make Christmas special: we know that an overwhelming majority of the population is sitting down at a similar time to a similar meal as we

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Real ale is cool

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Published On: 4th November 2011

Back when I worked in advertising full-time, we spent a lot of time doing future trends forecasting. It was kinda sexy, and people who got a little too enthusiastic about it would start trying to make up words to describe all these amazing new things we would be doing, seeing, eating and wearing.

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London’s bubbling brewing industry

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Published On: 23rd September 2011

The nice thing about making beer is that anyone can do it: brewing is a naturally occurring process. The world’s first beer was probably the result of some grain collected in a basket or pot, that was allowed to get wet, started to germinate, and was attacked by wild yeasts that fermented the sugar in

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Why I write about Beer

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Published On: 22nd August 2011

“You’re a BEER writer? Ha! Ha! Ha!” No, it’s OK, I’m used to it now.  I’ve been doing this for a decade and I’ve heard it all: “You obviously do a lot of research.” “Where are your black socks and sandals?” “I only drink lager.  Does that mean you hate me?”

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