News — beer

  • What's Hazy Beer?

    · By Georgia Pearson

    Craft beer trends of late have seen us demanding for yet more flavour from our regular order. Perhaps due to the inescapable cost of living crisis, many are opting for high quality, savourable pints - if we’re spending our hard earned cash on nice-to-haves, we want to know they’re going to be delicious! Enter the hazy pale… Hazy pales generally have low bitterness and a full, edging on fruity profile, with a touch of sweetness and, as the name suggests, a degree of haze.  The haze factor in hazy pales can be anything from just off transparent, all the way...

  • Japanese Knotweed: Friend or Foe?

    · By Georgia Pearson

    Mention Japanese Knotweed and you're likely to trigger unlucky homeowners up and down the country. First introduced in the 1800s as an ornamental plant, knotweed quickly thrived - much to the distress of anyone in ownership of a smooth piece of driveway or load bearing wall. Structured like bamboo, knotweed is expert at punching through infrastructure to an alarming degree: it'll devalue your home by thousands if it's found in the vicinity.  Also like bamboo, if handled with care it can be reimagined as a delicious and interesting ingredient - the Japanese have been onto this for centuries. If you can't beat...