We were expecting January to be a slow, post-Christmas-blues-y kind of month. It was definitely not the case, and with quite a surprising number of new releases, as well as some excitement looming on the horizon, we decided to compile a monthly review to do it all justice. After an action packed 2018 that saw an influx of new beers and breweries to the country, this month has hinted that there’s even more where that came from in 2019. Let’s take a look.
Well, they've gone and done it, the absolute madmen: with 22 new breweries and 161 labels released, 2018 has been frothing with activity. Looking back to just five years ago, the growth we have seen this year alone is outstanding. But it also calls for taking a step back, pouring yourself a pint, and contemplating what's in the pipes for the future of the brewing industry.