Will Hawkes

Will Hawkes


Will Hawkes is a beer and travel writer. He works for publications including The Guardian, The Washington Post and the Daily Telegraph, and was the British beer writer of the year in 2013. He has written two books and lives in south London with his wife and three children.

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Bitter is back

Modern breweries are embracing the beer style that was once eclipsed by the craft movement. Will Hawkes investigates the return of bitters.

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Craft Beer Rising founders launch new beer festival

The creators of Craft Beer Rising have launched BrewLDN, calling into question the future of Craft Beer Rising.

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Fourpure opens biggest taproom in London

Fourpure has opened a 5,000 sq ft taproom in London's Bermondsey, boasting some 43 taps.

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Guinness partners with Partizan to launch aperitif-style beers

Guinness’ Open Gate Brewery has unveiled its latest collaboration with a British craft brewery Partizan: three ‘aperitif’ beers.

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Magic Rock brewery acquired by Australian Lion group

Magic Rock is the latest British craft brewery to fall to the multinationals after the Australian group Lion completed a deal to acquire 100% of the Y

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Table beer on the rise thanks to low-abv trend

Dry January might be over, but the thirst for low-abv beer is certainly not.

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Are London brewpubs the latest battleground for 'big craft' and multinationals?

With Goose Island's new London brewpub soon to be followed by openings from Little Creatures, Panhead and, possibly, Sierra Nevada, Will Hawkes asks i

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AB InBev opens Goose Island Beer Co brewpub in Shoreditch

AB InBev-owned Goose Island Beer Co has opened its first European brewpub in Shoreditch, east London, as the struggle to dominate the capital’s increa

Podcasts

SipAdvisor: Listen to our first Imbibe podcast

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our new monthly podcast and our first episode features all-star line-up: the Artesian’s Anna Sebastian; sommelier Jan Konetzki; beer writer Pete Brown; Club Soda’s Laura Willoughby, and ciderologist Gabe Cook.

SipAdvisor special: Natural wine podcast

Following the announcement earlier this year that ‘natural wine’ has been legally recognised in France as Vin méthode nature, our first  podcast special edition is entirely dedicated to the subject.

SipAdvisor: Episode 2

In the second episode of our podcast, we look at what re-opening might look like for the UK’s pubs bars and restaurants – including an interview with on-trade marketing legend Mark McCullough about the 100 Day Playbook, a muse on PPE for hospitality staff, all accompanied by a glass of English fizz for English Wine Week.

SipAdvisor: How to tackle no shows

SipAdvisor by Imbibe is our monthly podcast. In this third episode, we remember some of the venues that have had to close during the Covid-19 crisis before taking a closer look at the problem of no shows

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Magic Rock brewery acquired by Australian Lion group

Magic Rock is the latest British craft brewery to fall to the multinationals after the Australian group Lion completed a deal to acquire 100% of the Y

News |  Beer & Cider

Table beer on the rise thanks to low-abv trend

Dry January might be over, but the thirst for low-abv beer is certainly not.

News |  Beer & Cider

Are London brewpubs the latest battleground for 'big craft' and multinationals?

With Goose Island's new London brewpub soon to be followed by openings from Little Creatures, Panhead and, possibly, Sierra Nevada, Will Hawkes asks i

News |  Beer & Cider

AB InBev opens Goose Island Beer Co brewpub in Shoreditch

AB InBev-owned Goose Island Beer Co has opened its first European brewpub in Shoreditch, east London, as the struggle to dominate the capital’s increa

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London calling: The capital's burgeoning craft beer scene

London’s craft beer scene is facing a period of change, with expanding small breweries, dynamic start-ups and out-of-town newcomers all after a slice

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Fuller's unveils pilot kit to drive beer innovation

Fuller’s has unveiled a new pilot kit at its Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, London, with the promise that it will be used to experiment and develop new

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Pint of High PA please - Cloud 9 launches beer with cannabis

Now that’s what you call a relaxing pint: a brewing company from Manchester has made a beer using cannabis.Hemp products specialist CBD Ultra has crea

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A monastic brew: Mount Saint Bernard releases Trappist ale

When the Cistercian monks at Mount Saint Bernard monastery in Leicestershire took their plan to brew to the International Trappist Association, they g

News |  Beer & Cider

London calling: The capital's burgeoning craft beer scene

London’s craft beer scene is facing a period of change, with expanding small breweries, dynamic start-ups and out-of-town newcomers all after a slice

News |  Beer & Cider

Fuller's unveils pilot kit to drive beer innovation

Fuller’s has unveiled a new pilot kit at its Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, London, with the promise that it will be used to experiment and develop new

News |  Beer & Cider

Pint of High PA please - Cloud 9 launches beer with cannabis

Now that’s what you call a relaxing pint: a brewing company from Manchester has made a beer using cannabis.Hemp products specialist CBD Ultra has crea

News

A monastic brew: Mount Saint Bernard releases Trappist ale

When the Cistercian monks at Mount Saint Bernard monastery in Leicestershire took their plan to brew to the International Trappist Association, they g