Hopulist Issue Six

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Welcome to issue six of Hopulist…
• Our guide to the craft beer scene in Birmingham
• Exclusive interview with Unity Brewing’s Jimmy Hatherly
• Inside the mind of Lervig designer Nanna Guldbaek
• Our pick of the best European Imperial Stouts out there
• How top writer Breandán Kearney got into beer
• Our picks of what beer is hot right now
• All the freshest beer merch to keep you looking slick

What is the thing that worries you

most about the future of craft?

“Poor quality beer putting new

drinkers off is an issue. In-fighting

as the market share is squeezed

when we should be introducing new

drinkers rather than scrabbling over

the same ones will get tired. It’s going

to be interesting to see what Inbev

et al’s next moves will be as well. As

long as the duty relief doesn’t deviate

much from where it is, the small guys

will always be able to compete.”

What is the thing that excites you

most about the future of craft?

“The Saison revolution is coming

and we’ll be manning the barricades!

Seriously though, I think we’re going to

move back towards more regionality

and freshness as breweries start to

focus more on direct sales to the

public and more breweries invest in

mixed ferm and wild projects.”

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