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The Craft Beer Brewery to Watch in 2022

By: Sam Nash
Tags: Azvex

The Craft Beer Brewery to Watch in 2022

I believe we haven’t experienced the “craft beer boom” here in the UK yet. It’s teetering on the edge of revolution - but it hasn’t quite made that brave final step. Here’s hoping 2022 is the year that changes it all, but I won’t bank on it - we might need another couple of years to continue our work on converting the lager louts and the “beer” drinkers who think Fosters is the next best thing since garlic bread. 2025 has a nice ring to it - but then again, I did say 2020 would be a good year to...

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Top 5 UK Craft Beer Festivals 2022

By: Alex Andrews
Tags: Beak Brewery, Brew By Numbers, Craft Beer Festivals, Northern Monk, Verdant

Top 5 UK Craft Beer Festivals 2022

In the aftermath of a limited couple of years for Beer Festivals, this year we are spoiled for choice! We’ve done the hard work for you and put together a list of our Top 5 UK Craft Beer Festivals for Summer 2022. Summer 2022 may seem a lifetime away as we hug our pets whilst doing star jumps to keep warm this winter! But we can dream of hotter days and that first sip of beautiful beer under a beating sun. In chronological order, let’s get into it. Hop City 2022 (2nd - 4th June 2022) Hosted by the fantastic brewers...

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Drawing A Line Under Boring Beer!

By: Chris Hunt

Not just our tagline but the definition and purpose of what we do. Something the team here at Craftline feel passionate about and work to deliver consistently to you time and again.Beer, quite simply put should never be boring! Beer is a treat, something looked forward to after a hard days work or enjoyed along with friends and family. You shouldn’t compromise in these areas and the beer you drink should echo this.Sat chatting at the birth of Craftline in early 2021 about the beers we had drunk that evening, packed full of flavour and complexity - we collectively questioned...

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What is IBU Rating?

By: Chris Hunt

You're here because you love beer so let’s talk about something almost every brew has, but isn’t always widely spoken about - IBUs. I’m sure most of you beer enthusiasts know all about them, but for those of you who don’t, IBU stands for International Bitterness (or “Bittering”) Unit. What is it and what’s it used for? In short IBU was a term invented to calculate just how bitter a beer is.It’s mostly used on a scale of 5-120 (5 being low in bitterness and 120 being high).To get the desired bitterness - compounds, various acids and polyphenols are added...

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The End of the Beginning

By: Alex Andrews

The discovery of Craft Beer is a lightbulb moment for many - when you realise that you’ve been settling your entire adult life. What happens after that? Some of us are content to have a few cans now and again, some of us need the sweet nectar on subscription, and a few of us are stupid clever enough to turn our collective passion into a business! Craftline is the exact definition of a passion project. Forged together in January 2021 after (probably) a drunken conversation between Sam and his Brother-In-Law Chris. Lord knows what was said that day, but it didn’t...

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