Dispense digest: What happens inside a cask beer as it conditions?

It's often said that cask beer “finishes” in the pub’s cellar, but what does that actually mean? What happens inside a cask beer as it conditions? You're about to find out.

Where It All Began: Watson’s Corner

Back in September 2015, I started my first proper beer blog, Watson's Corner. As a beer geek, I was fascinated by the backstories I was learning about the beers I was enjoying and wanted to create a place to share them. And so Watson's Corner, a place to discover and discuss great drinks with great [...]

My 2019 Beer Wishlist: Boring. Brown. Bitter.

I know Christmas has come and gone, but this wish list isn’t for Santa. As it’s the time of year for trend pieces – what beers will we see in 2019? – I figured I’d put in a few requests for the styles I’d like to see more of from modern British breweries. And they [...]

Showing What You Know

As both a Certified Cicerone® and accredited Beer Sommelier, I’m often asked what the difference is between the certifications and how to best prepare for each assessment. To get right to the good stuff, I’ve pulled together a handy side-by-side comparison of both exams, which you can view here. But I also wanted to say a [...]

Three Years in Beer

Three years ago today – August 1, 2015 – I said goodbye to my then-home, New York City, and boarded a flight to London to try and make it in the beer industry. Having spent much of my free-time in NYC getting geekier and geekier about beer, I wanted to see if could find a [...]

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