"As porters turned to pale ale, hops had to get better in quality and more focus went on their flavour. As bitters lost favour [sic] to lagers, fewer hops were needed and brewers moved away from Brish [sic] varieties and towards high alpha foreign hops." Once again, it’s a miracle how the author, in this case Mark Dredge, can fit so much bullshit into two sentences. The fact that he understands so little about the history of British beer styles doesn’t bode well for getting the history of British hops right.
The author of the article in question was named the British Guild of Beer Writers’ Beer and Food Writer of the Year in 2011. The author of this article has done a few notable historical beer collaborations with The Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project.
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