Sean Crawford talks about DropZone Brewery

Stuart Forster sips a bottle of Red On beer and interviews Sean Crawford, the founder of DropZone Brewery. During an autumn evening in 2020, Sean Crawford was drinking wine with a friend. By the time they had drained their final glasses of the night, the concept behind DropZone Brewery was sketched out. Sean is a...

Toer de Geuze in Flanders, Belgium

A lambic beer undergoes spontaneous fermentation in a vast open tanks known as a coelship. To an untrained eye a coelship looks much like a shallow swimming pool filled with wort prepared by the brewers of the Pajottenland.Translated from Flemish into English, Toer de Geuze means 'Tour of Gueuze'. Typically held over one weekend every two years, the event is a celebration of gueuze beer presenting aficionados with opportunities to visit lambic breweries and gueuze blenderies.

An introduction to mezcal and tequila

Maybe I’ve simply tasted the wrong type of tequila? Flavours of alcoholic drinks such as wine, whisky and beer vary according to the brand and label. It stands to reason that the tequila I downed as student wasn’t premium quality. Perhaps it’s time to give tequila another chance and simultaneously sample mezcal.

Beer at home as virtual tourism

The lockdown has resulted in a surge of interest for virtual tours of the world's leading museums and art galleries. By contrast, the UK's Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has reported that, on average, sales of its members beers dipped by 82 per cent. The majority of SIBA's members offer free local deliveries. I've placed orders with two outstanding local breweries during the lockdown. Alpha Delta Brewing and Two by Two Brewing both delivered beer to my door.