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Everything You Need To Know About Pale Ale

It’s malty, it’s golden or amber in colour, it’s clear and pure and it’s the original inspiration for the longstanding American craft beer tradition. What is it? It’s pale ale. This is the drink that filled a large gap in the market place because not everyone enjoys a rich, dark stout, and lagers might not be your thing either. Not heavy to drink, and a wide range of flavours to try, there are plenty of reasons why you should test drive a pale ale to see what you think. 

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Ale vs Beer: The Difference Between Ale And Beer

Are you someone with definite preferences when it comes to beer? If so, you’re not alone. In general, most people who are beer drinkers have one or another they like best. Either they tend to go for ale when they’re out for a drink with friends, or they have a stated preference for lager.

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Types Of Craft Beer Explained

Fancy some refreshing craft beer to go with this hot and sunny weather? Of course you do. So what types of craft beer do you generally go for? Or do you prefer to try unique tastes to see if you can discover a new favourite?

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7 Of The Best Vodka Mixers

Fed up of vodka and tonic? No, nor are we. There’s every good reason for this drink’s huge popularity on a summer evening when you’re out socialising with friends and you want something bright and drinkable. Vodka doesn’t have a lot of taste when you drink it neat, which means that getting creative with your additions is going to make all the difference.

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What Is Dry White Wine?

There are a number of different types of white wine on the market but perhaps the most popular is dry white wine and sweet white wine. Before we go any further, it’s worth asking whether most of us actually even know what a dry white wine is - what it tastes like, and where it comes from. Let’s run through a few general points to get you started.

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Red Wine Types Explained

People have all kinds of reasons for choosing the wines they do. Perhaps you sampled a memorable glass on a foreign holiday and prefer stick to that grape or wine-growing district forevermore. Maybe you're drawn to the quirky label, or even the price - bargain basement or sky-high expensive vintage red wine varieties. But if you’re a true lover of red wine, whether English red wine or other red wine varieties, it’s worth properly understanding the differences so that you know what you’re drinking.

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How To Flavour Gin

Have you looked out the window today? The sun is out and the weather is great for socialising. If you fancy something more creative in the way of gin flavours this season, then why not get inventive and have a go at flavouring your own craft gin. Different flavoured infusions are all the rage, and let’s face it, what could be more rewarding than playing around with the basic types of gin to make something a little more special that is all your own work. So here are some imaginative ideas to get you started.

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How Is Vodka Made?

There’s nothing quite like vodka to remind us of the best in classic alcoholic tipples. Vodka is a staple of great socialising, so most of us think we know everything there is to know about Vodka.

An Introduction To IPA's

An Introduction To IPA's

When it comes to high quality craft ales, there aren’t many that can rival a good honest IPA. Although some may consider the IPA or ‘Indian Pale Ale’ to be an acquired taste, it’s fair to say that its strong hoppy flavour sets this style of alcoholic beverage apart from many others on the market.

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