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Alex Barlow - All Beer
Alex Barlow - All Beer

Choosing the best beer just got a whole lot easier thanks to Sheffield expert Alex Barlow, who has developed his popular All Beer website into an app.

“There are so many beers of all styles available now, the choice can be bewildering,” says Alex. “So people can be guided by the app to find something that suits their particular preferences, whatever the occasion.”

The Master Brewer and sommelier has created a unique system for identifying and logging characteristics of any given ale – confirmed by scientists from Nottingham University’s Centre for Brewing Science.

This has been developed into the All Beer Finder app – just launched via crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. For details Google “all beer” kickstarter.

Beer finder for any occasion


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