It takes more than supreme talent and self-promotion. And modesty.

Brewers, retailers, publicans, publishers etc who all support me via brewdays, samples, lunches and review copies all get name-checked when I write about them. My train of thought may be opaque at times but my acknowledgement of free stuff is transparent.

Special thanks go to:

Thornbridge Brewery, especially their marketing manager Alex Buchanan, for their endless guidance, support and patience.

Beermerchants for their continuing support in letting me sample new and rare beers from across Europe and the United States.

And photo thanks to :

Robert Gale of Beer Lens for permission to use his Thornbridge pumpclip photo on the home page

Don Osborn for the fantastic Cascade close-up on the home page