Her blog entitled the brewmistress is a great insight into the beers Lucy Corne tastes, what she loves and hates but also a present day archive of what’s brewing on the local craft beer scene.
Beer is one of those drinks that just automatically conjures up a stereotype of a bearded guy sharing a drink with his friends in a smoky pub, Lucy is the antithesis of that.
She says: “I’m from the UK and we are certainly a beer drinking country. My dad was always (and still is) a beer drinker and when I was little I would ask if I could “taste the frof” (froth – the foam on the beer) though I think it was more the texture I liked than the taste.”
So the Brew Mistress started young with a taste for ale, and the taste lingered.
“When I was a student I think I liked the idea of drinking beer more than the actual flavour, and used to order my pint of lager with a dash of lime cordial – a common thing in the UK (at least back then!).”