Malin Norman

BEER WRITER | CERTIFIED BEER SOMMELIER | BEER JUDGE

Category Archives: Beer

Spotlight on a start-up microbrewery in Spain

Estrella Damm, Mahou and San Miguel are amongst the world’s top beer brands, but how have smaller Spanish breweries managed to survive lockdown and restrictions? Let’s take a look at … Continue reading

July 7, 2021

AT LONG LAST, REOPENING OF THE BELOVED PUBS

Publicans in the UK are finally able to welcome guests both outdoors and indoors. Many beer lovers have certainly missed devouring tasty draught beers, but also the important social side … Continue reading

May 18, 2021

BREWERY PROFILE: MAGIC ROCK BREWING

Yorkshire-based Magic Rock Brewing mixes local brewing traditions with influences from the US craft beer scene. With award-winning beers and playful branding, this brewery has been named one of the … Continue reading

April 13, 2021

AMBER ALE: A BALANCED, SESSIONABLE AND TASTY BEER

Did you know that the best-selling cask and bottle beer in the UK is an amber ale? Smooth yet complex, harmonising sweet and toasty notes with a bitter finish. Let’s … Continue reading

March 18, 2021

WONDERFUL BEERS OF BELGIUM

With a long history of brewing and nowadays around 1,500 beer brands, both traditional and new, Belgium is a dream for many beer lovers. Here are some tips on where … Continue reading

February 11, 2021

BREWERY PROFILE: DOGFISH HEAD, USA

What was once the smallest commercial brewery in the US is now one of the most celebrated pioneers in craft beer. 25 years after its humble beginnings, Dogfish Head is … Continue reading

February 2, 2021

FROM PALE AND CRISP TO DARK AND MALTY, OH THE JOYS OF LAGER!

Lagers are mostly known as pale and crisp, lightly hopped and subtle, with a clean finish. But they can also be amber or dark, rich and toasty, and packed with … Continue reading

January 21, 2021

THE BEST OF…A STRANGE YEAR

In an attempt to finish this awkward year on a positive note, let’s celebrate the creativity, collaboration and talent shown in the beer industry. Here are some of the highlights … Continue reading

December 21, 2020

CHEERS FOR CHRISTMAS BEERS OF A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT KIND

It’s that time of year, the festive season is approaching and beer lovers are talking about the best Christmas beers to try. You might think of them as too sweet … Continue reading

December 14, 2020

HOPPY AMERICAN ALES ARE STILL ON THE RISE

The US has more than 8,000 breweries and these days, there are plenty of decent beer destinations. Beer writer Jeff Alworth guides us to the Pacific Northwest, a region known … Continue reading

November 3, 2020