When your restaurant is Costa Brava's elBulli -- consistently acclaimed as the best in the world -- you'd like to think you have some influence on what people drink with the food you create.
When it comes to beer, Autumn is by far our favourite season - brewers are playing with ingredients from the year's harvest and big flavours are being introduced to warm the hearts in readiness for the coming Winter.
The American Craft beer movement originally took inspiration from the historic brewing cultures but turned up the intensity levels: more hops in their IPAs and higher alcohol contents to provide balance. Fast forward a few decades and our Stateside brewing friends are now taking on the session category.
The Fraserburgh punks have launched a new brand identity for BrewDog, a process which has been 12 months in the making.
In the Spring, James Clay announced a distribution deal to bring the Colorado-based Left Hand Brewing Co back to the UK. We're delighted that a number of their beers are now permanent inclusions in our Core Beer listings.
This year's Summer editions from Brooklyn, Anchor, Founders and Sly Fox have made short work of their annual migration across the Atlantic and all are now available for immediate delivery.
Anchor California Lager is already available year-round in the UK in 355ml bottles and 19.5 litre keg and the launch in cans has been scheduled for July 2014.
Happiness, adventure and fortune - "see the elephant" with Anchor IPA™.
After great times spent at beer festivals in Manchester and Liverpool, demand from bars and pubs in lots of other cities and an enthusiastic response from Northern visitors to the London brewery, Camden have made a move into the North.