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drinking beer in the South of France and then writing about it

Judging a home brewing competition in the South of France

The beautiful little town of La Seyne sur Mer saw its first beer festival organised this weekend, featuring a homebrewing competition to wrap up the celebrations.  I was very happy to be selected to be one of five jury members for La Seyne Sur Mer's homebrewing competition along side my friend Sheri, as part of the town's first craft beer...

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Le Concours du Brasseur Amateur de Nice 2021

The 4th annual homebrewing competition organised by the Association des Brasseurs Indépendants des Alpes Maritimes (BIAM) took place on november 6th 2021.   The competition was held at french beer-bar chain Au Fût et à Mesure in the old town of Nice.  This year, the homebrewers were encouraged to submit their creations by catego...

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Le Concours du Brasseur Amateur 2020 : 19 Beers Later

19 beers later and we finally have the winners of the 3rd edition of the Concours du Brasseur Amateur ! But before we announce the happy homebrewers, let's take a look at how the day went down... Originally planned for mid-November at the Beer District Libération bar in Nice, this year's edition of the homebrew competition ...

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Le Concours du Brasseur Amateur de Nice revient pour sa 3ème édition !

UN CONCOURS OUVERT À TOUTES ET À TOUS La 3ème édition du concours du brasseur amateur de Nice aura lieu le 21 novembre prochain. Créé par l'association des Brasseurs Indépendants de Alpes Maritimes en 2017, le Concours du Brasseur Amateur a pour but de regrouper les particuliers du 06 qui s'intéressent à la bière artisanale brassée maison. Ce conco...

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Baby's first brew

Though I've lived in France my whole life and consider myself to be complètement française, I'll take a beer over a glass of wine ANYDAY. I mean, is there any other beverage that connects everyone, from monks to college kids? Seldom has a glass of orange juice sent my brain and taste buds into the euphoric flavour paradise that beer creates. Anyway...

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