Tom Powell

Tom Powell

Beer editor

Tom has a voracious appetite for offal, classic British comfort food and standing in chilly railway arches drinking West Coast IPA.

Tom Powell's articles

What are hops? A guide to hop varieties in beer

The flavour of your favourite craft beer is down to one main ingredient: hops. From citra and mosaic in new-school IPAs to fuggles and noble hops in traditional styles, here's our guide to hops in brewing

40FT Brewery, Dalston: inventive brews and food from Acme Fire Cult

A hidden gem in the middle of buzzy Dalston with a new chef partnership to add to its arsenal – we head to 40FT Brewery and find fire-based cooking and inventive brews

Villages, Deptford: brewery review | Hazy pales and Buster Mantis burgers

We visit South London favourite Villages in its Deptford brewery and taproom for luscious hazy pales with a side of BYO vinyl sessions

The beginner's guide to scotch whisky

Wondering where the scotch whisky regions are, or why scotch tastes different from place to place? This guide to Scottish whisky is the one for you

Our beer editor shares his go-to Christmas beer for every course

From beer-based bucks fizz to after-dinner ales, let us guide you through the brews you should be stocking up on to pair with the many meals of Christmas Day

The Kernel Brewery, Bermondsey: brewery review

Introducing The Kernel Brewery – a Bermondsey brewery founded by a former cheesemonger that's been serving excellent pints to Londoners for over a decade

Brew By Numbers, London Bridge: brewery review

Bermondsey Beer Mile staple Brew by Numbers serves some innovative and experimental pours out of its South East London taproom

Fancy doing a Colorado beer tour? Foodism sips our way around the state

The Colorado beer tour is paving the way for breweries around the world. Find out what our beer editor thought when he tried it

The new Tesco craft beers are here: our guide to the Tesco tallboy range

Introducing the new Tesco range of craft beer feat. brews from the likes of Magic Rock, Thornbridge, The Five Points Brewing Company and more

Monsieur Le Duck, Clerkenwell: restaurant review

With a menu inspired by the south west of France, Monsieur Le Duck is a Clerkenwell restaurant that specialises in cuisine from the region of Gascony. Specifically duck. Lots of duck

Anspach & Hobday, Bermondsey: brewery review

Opened following a successful Kickstarter campaign and located in the oft-visited arches of the infamous Bermondsey beer mile, Anspach & Hobday is a craft brewery and tap room made by the people, for the people

Best UK beer festivals

Want to sample some of the world’s finest beers in a single place this summer? Hit up one of these epic British beer festivals – we’ll see you at the bar

The story of Parliament, a Foodism and Mondo Brewing Company project

When Foodism approached our neighbours Mondo with an idea to revive the area’s brewing heritage, it ended up doing just that and a lot more besides

Best tank beer bars in London

Want to drink beer super-fresh and straight from the tank? Give these London breweries, taprooms, tank bars and pubs a go

Fourpure Brewing Co, Bermondsey: brewery review

Located on an industrial estate underneath South Bermondsey station, Fourpure Brewing Co. is devoted to making its zesty range of beer even more juicy and sustainable

Redchurch Townhouse, Shoreditch: hotel review

With mid-century-modern stylings and prime placement in the heart of Shoreditch, Redchurch Townhouse makes the perfect East London haunt

Why you need to visit Craft Beer Rising this year

With tons of good beer flowing, a line-up of tasty street food and some big-name acts on the music bill, this year's Craft Beer Rising is looking solid

Introducing Parliament: the new collab beer from Foodism Beer Club and Mondo

We've teamed up with Mondo Brewing Company to brew a beer that celebrates the heritage of the former brewery building in Battersea we call home

The Five Points Brewing Company, Hackney: brewery review

You'll be hard-pressed to find a better pub and brewery combination than The Five Points Brewing Company and its accompanying classic Hackney boozer, The Pembury Tavern