Extracting most from new UK/Czech hop variety

Bohem Brewery hosted hop merchants Charles Faram at its North London home to exclusively use within the UK a newly developed hop Möst™ to create a unique dry-hopped lager. The collaborative brew involved Paul Corbett, MD of Charles Faram, and Jon Stringer, sales manager at Charles Faram, developing a beer with Bohem head brewer Matěj…

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Things are looking up for London’s pubs

When diverting off Berkeley Square in Mayfair and turning into Bruton Place, the cacophony that hit me was overwhelming. The sound echoing down the street emanated from a very large boisterous crowd of drinkers, enjoying a mild November’s evening outside the renowned Guinea pub that now straddles units on both sides of the road. With…

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Budweiser Budvar winds up the hops with Clock collaboration

Budweiser Budvar has released its first collaborative beer outside the Czech Republic through a tie-up with one of the country’s smaller craft breweries Pivovar Clock. The move follows three previous collaborations but these former brews were restricted to the domestic market whereas this new collaboration, Bohemian Idols, will be available in Europe in a limited…

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Beer Travels with Adrian Tierney-Jones

As ever, when I start on this column, I haven’t got a clue what I am going to write about without repeating myself or getting caught in a cul-de-sac of unreason, where no beer does sing. And then it becomes obvious, what I want to write about is the infinite and indivisible appeal of beer,…

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Pulp non-fiction

I’ve never felt any compulsion to collect them. In fact, in the past I’ve been more inclined to tear them apart as a way to do something with my hands while my mates took the more dangerous option of smoking. But all the while I have taken note of the designs on them and admired…

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Beer Travels with Adrian Tierney-Jones

I have been travelling once more in search of beer and pubs and it seems as if I have thrown on a cloak of strangeness. Used to my own pubs, which I have visited regularly since April, on coming to somewhere new there is hesitation at the door, a where-do-I-sit and do-I-need-a-mask and is-it-table-or-bar-service kind…

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Haringey Mayor visits Bohem Tap Room

Bohem Brewery was delighted to receive the Mayor of Haringey Cllr Adam Jogee, along with a deputation from Haringey Council, in the tap room in Myddleton Road on Friday. The Mayor asked to visit the taproom after Bohem Brewery donated four bar tabs worth £50 each a prizes for Haringey Council’s new Treasure Trail scheme…

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Back to the bar

While the media zealously focused its attention on various nightclubs opening on the stroke of midnight for the ridiculously named “Freedom Day” as they satisfied lengthy queues of youngsters, the reality on the ground on 19 July was more subdued and felt rather like the previous Monday in the pubs I visited. Any enthusiasm people…

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Beer Travels with Adrian-Tierney-Jones

I made a note in my work diary the other day, reminding myself to start thinking about the latest column and oddly enough, spookily enough, Dr-Freud-is-in-the-house enough, I wrote down ‘think about beer outsider column’. What was I thinking about when I wrote down those words? Probably nothing was my initial reaction, but when I…

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Beer Travels with Adrian Tierney-Jones

There it is, your pride and joy, a well-oiled, two-wheeled monstrosity of a motor-bike. It is a Moto Guzzi perhaps, a Harley if that is your preference, or maybe a Triumph if you’re lucky. You get on it, both feet on the ground, push it off its stand, feel the light bounce of the suspension…

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