Will Hawkes works on The Independent's Sports Desk. He writes about beer in his spare time.
27 June 2015 12:00 AM
Without the addition of local character and regional diversity, we're back where we started, says Will Hawkes
30 May 2015 12:00 AM
If you were designing a brewery, you wouldn't make it like Bristol Beer Factory's. There's a motley selection of brewing vessels tucked into various nooks and crannies, and the building itself has seen better days. It's the sort of place that would give some brewers nightmares. But Bristol Beer Factory (BBF) makes fantastic beer. It works.
26 May 2015 04:49 PM
It's getting easier to enjoy Kuala Lumpur's food with new flights taking off from London this week. Will Hawkes gets stuck in.
25 April 2015 12:00 AM
Marks and Spencer has recently started carrying a whole new range of products, and the company is following in the footsteps of two other chains
28 March 2015 12:00 AM
The event demonstrated the city's thirst for flavoursome beer
28 February 2015 12:00 AM
The brewer, 10 this year, now produces a startling variety of different beers
31 January 2015 12:00 AM
In 1966, as any English football fan will attest, was a very different world. The Rolling Stones were young, there were 240 pence to the pound and a new malted barley – Maris Otter – had just emerged on to the market.
03 January 2015 12:00 AM
At Im Füchschen, one of Düsseldorf's famed brewhouses, you don't get a choice of draught beer. It's either their Alt – a clean, bitter, undeniably delicious copper-coloured ale – or nothing. Except on Christmas Eve. That's when their Weihnachtsbier, a Christmas beer, bumps Alt out of the spotlight for a day.
05 December 2014 11:30 AM
With a historic drinking scene, Philly's the perfect place to pick up a pint, finds Will Hawkes
29 November 2014 12:00 AM
Beer drinkers are obsessed with style. Not sartorial style, by and large (I can hear the snickering about beards and sandals from here), but beer style: that is, what category a beer fits in to. Is it an IPA or a pale ale, a Weissbier or a Witbier?
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Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
- 1 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 2 James Blunt was special guest on the highest-rating Top Gear episode ever
- 3 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 4 Van driver who comforted Clark Carlisle and called 999 after suicide attempt dies age 24
- 5 Baby rescued 1km out to sea after parents forgot about her