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Best beer and travel writing award 2015, 2011 -- British Guild of Beer Writers Awards
Accredited Beer Sommelier
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"A necessity if you're a beer geek travelling to London town" - Beer Advocate
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"Very authoritative" - Tim Webb.
"One of the top beer writers in the UK" - Mark Dredge.
"A beer guru" - Popbitch.
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Jolly Brewer Cwrw Du and Taid’s Garden

Beer sellers: Meadow Farm Shop

ABV: 3.7% and 4.3% Origin: Wrecsam, Cymru Website:

Jolly Brewer Taid's Garden

Beside the better known likes of BrewDog, Dark Star and Thornbridge in the first rank of innovative and top quality British microbreweries are a handful of names that, despite limited production and distribution, deserve to be […]

Jolly Brewer Lucinda’s Lager and Taffy’s Tipple

First published in BEER September 2006 as part of a page marking the publication of the latest Good Bottled Beer Guide.

ABV: 5.2 and 6 per cent Origin: Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales Website:

Jolly Brewer Lucinda's Lager and Taffy's Tipple

This year’s Great British Beer Festival saw the launch of the the sixth […]

Jolly Brewer Suzanne's Stout

ABV: 3.5% Origin: Wrecsam, Cymru Website:

A shorter version was originally published in BEER November 2008. For more smoky beers see previous post. Top Tastings 2008. A shorter version also published on facebook January 2009.

Jolly Brewer

Roasted unmalted barley lends an unmistakeable sharp roasty bite to Irish-style dry stouts. A distinctive example […]