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Tom Powell

Tom Powell

Beer editor

Tom has a voracious appetite for junk food, offal and gratuitous slabs of grilled meat. He also has an incredibly fast metabolism, so you wouldn't necessarily notice it. In his spare time he enjoys wine, beer and brown liquor. To be honest, he enjoys them on company time, too, because he looks after Foodism's beer content.

Tom Powell's articles

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

Damian Clisby: my career in five dishes

As chef-director at Petersham Nurseries, Damian Clisby has developed a simple, seasonal style of cooking that celebrates great produce

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

Hackney Church Brew Co, Hackney: brewery review

Expect regularly changing small-batch pours and excellent fire-cooked food at Hackney Church Brew Co – part of East London's bustling beer scene

Camden Town Brewery, Enfield: brewery review

Churning out iconic London lager with a planet-friendly eco bent, Camden Town Brewery's newest Enfield brewery is the place to be

Calum Franklin on the revival of London's pie scene and the power of social media

Calum Franklin's pastry creations have earned him a devout Instagram following, but he's more than just a pretty feed

Best London bottle shops for rare and limited-edition beers

Want to grab a banging selection of small-batch and rare beers for your fridge and cellar? Give these bottle shops and taprooms a try

London's best winter terraces and pop-ups

Nothing gets the festive feels going more than a winter-themed bar or terrace – here are five of the best to in London this Christmas

5 craft breweries raising a pint to sustainability

These small breweries and taprooms have social responsibility and eco-friendly brewing practises at their core

Best places to drink cask beer in London

Although most London pubs sell a few cask ales, keeping it well is no mean feat. Here are some of the best bars for drinking cask beer in the city

5 of London's oldest and most iconic bars and restaurants

Having stood firm for decades, and in some cases centuries, it's safe to say London's oldest haunts are worth a visit

Cora Pearl, Covent Garden: restaurant review

Second restaurants can be tricky, but Cora Pearl – the new site from the team behind Kitty Fishers – brings complex comfort food with a note of naughtiness to Covent Garden

An inside look at the Scottish island of Raasay's first legal distillery

We visit the first legal distillery on the Isle of Raasay to learn how tradition and history are influencing the birth of a very modern whisky

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

Redchurch Brewery, Bethnal Green: brewery review

Looking for breweries in Bethnal Green? You've lucked out with Redchurch, an experimental sour beer brewery, taproom and restaurant space in East London

Truman's, Hackney Wick: brewery review

The one-time biggest brewery in the world reopened in Hackney in 2013, and now its Fitzrovia taproom is bringing Truman's beer back to London pubs