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Simon Martin from The Real Ale Guide

Catching Up With Simon Martin Founder of The Real Ale Guide on YouTube

Hello all of you wonderful beer-drinking folk, my name is Simon Martin and I run the popular Youtube channel www.youtube.com/realaleguide

When I started the channel I really wanted to throw myself into the world of Real Ale & Craft Beers and document my journey from the start on camera, what beer way to share this than YouTube. 

WOW! what a journey it’s been, and one, to be honest, I never expected to go so far, in the last 11 years we have sampled and reviewed over 7000 beers from all over the world gaining 13.5 million Youtube views in the process.

We have traveled around Europe brewing beers with breweries and even had a national hit in a supermarket (but we won’t talk about that too much here as Beers Of Europe’s beers are far superior to supermarket beer 😉 

The biggest change came to the channel when the pandemic hit, my first thoughts were “is that it? Where will we get all the beer from now”, but it turned out to be exactly the opposite.  Breweries from all over supported us and the channel and we opened our successful virtual pub ‘The Stoned Crow’!

‘The Stoned Crow’ is open Tuesdays and Friday nights from 7 pm and is sponsored by Beers of Europe.  Once a month in partnership with Beers Of Europe we interview and have a drink along with breweries who are interested to share their beers and ‘beer experiences’  which is a really interesting process, some of the breweries include Anarchy Brew Co, Adnams, Dorking Brewery, Calvors and many more. 

So on my visit to the new Warehouse and Taproom make sure to come and say ‘Hi’ and share a beer with me… and if you can’t make it then tune in for the live show here>>

Cheers, your beer drinking buddy

Simon Martin