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Where and what to drink in London's pubs and bars

Craft beer

Brown's beer: How mainstream is craft beer?

Fri, 4 Apr 2014

Our male-about-ale Pete Brown reveals the truth behind craft beer

beer

Brown's beer: Beer and pub's £22bn contribution to UK economy & that awkward Grant Shapps tweet

Tue, 25 Mar 2014

Our male-about-ale Pete Brown on why beer deserves the support it got in the Budget

Cider

Brown's beer: Why cider is the world’s most misunderstood drink - part two

Fri, 7 Mar 2014

Our male-about-ale Pete Brown on why cider is a complicated drink

cider

Brown's beer: Why cider is the world’s most misunderstood drink - part one

Thu, 6 Mar 2014

Our male-about-ale Pete Brown on why cider is a complicated drink

Fun beverages

News splash: Men “more confident” ordering fruity and sweet drinks

Wed, 12 Feb 2014

Welcome to a new dawn of men everywhere swigging on alco-pops and vodka-cranberries. An increase in “mixed gender drinking occasions” is fuelling a growth in men’s consumption of sweet drinks, according to SABMiller.

beer

Brown's beer: Why expensive beers are way better than pricey wines

Fri, 31 Jan 2014

Our male-about-ale Pete Brown on why there’s genuine value lurking in a pricey beer at a craft beer bar near you

Alcohol prohibited

Brown's beer: Why I don't subscribe to anti-alcohol hysteria this January

Thu, 16 Jan 2014

Our male-about-ale Pete Brown slams the campaign against alcohol

Beer cocktails

3 new London bars opening in 2014 we can't wait to check out

Tue, 24 Dec 2013

So you never have to stop raising a glass to the new year

Pub closures

Brown's beer: The bitter truth about Britain's pub economy

Fri, 6 Dec 2013

Our male-about-ale Pete Brown on why pubs across the UK are closing

Ale festival in London

A tale of local ale: Why the London brewery scene is exploding

Mon, 11 Nov 2013

The number of London breweries has increased seven-fold since 2006

Wine glasses

We're facing a global wine shortage, says report

Thu, 31 Oct 2013

Sorry for this bit of glass-half-empty news to start the day, but we are on the brink of a global wine shortage, according to Morgan Stanley.

Beer cocktails

Cocktail o'clock: Our best guides to making (and drinking) cocktails

Thu, 10 Oct 2013

To celebrate London Cocktail Week, we tell you what, where and how to drink and make cocktails in London

Champagne

Big spenders: Russian multimillionaires’ £130,000 bar bill

Thu, 10 Oct 2013

Two Russian multimillionaires racked up a combined bar bill of more than £130,000 at a London nightclub after indulging in the most valiant of all nocturnal pastimes – the spending competition.