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What is the beer tie, and why does it matter?

In this series of videos for CAMRA, Jonny Garrett sets out to explain the key issues impacting drinkers, brewers and pubs in clear and accessible language. He details why they matter for all of us and what we as drinkers can do about them. In this second video, Jonny seeks to clarify exactly what beer tie is, how it has impacted upon the independent brewing industry, pubs and consumer choice.

Jonny Garrett

Beer Writer of the Year 2019  author of four books, and founder of Youtube’s The Craft Beer Channel. Independent, Good Beer Hunting and the Brewers Journal.



Cider blending & maturation: Pt. 1

A CAMRA Learn & Discover video guide

In this 2 part series on cider blending and maturation, Bill Bradshaw guides us through a series of conversations with some of the foremost blenders at the zenith of the cider-makers craft. The kind of ciders that find us at the bottom of an empty glass, savouring the moment and dreaming of what led us there. This series features Tom Oliver of Oliver’s Cider, founders of Little Pomona cider, James and Susanna Forbes, founders of Find and Foster fine ciders, Mat and Polly Hilton and retired biochemist, cider maker and veteran of Long Ashton Research Station (the National Fruit and Cider Institute), Andrew Lea. (This video features robust language in praise of cider).

Jonny Garrett

Beer Writer of the Year 2019, author of four books, and founder of Youtube’s The Craft BeerChannel. Good Beer Hunting and the Brewers Journal.

“There are arund 40,000 pubs in the UK…only 20 years ago there were 60,000. Of those 40,000 pubs only half of them are able to buy the beer they want to stock. The others have to buy from suppliers that are approved by the company that actually owns the building…they are tied into selling what they are told to sell”

— Jonny Garrett 


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