Peterborough Beer Festival Mobile App
Aug21

Peterborough Beer Festival Mobile App

One small fact is that I wrote a mobile web app for my local CAMRA Peterborough Beer festival, which is actually the biggest out-door beer festival in the UK, and pretty much 2nd or 3rd biggest in the country full stop! As the original mobile app was getting a bit long in the tooth (it was written in 2012), I’ve completely re-written it in a new framework so it SHOULD look much better, and more importantly, the same, across all...

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My Campaign to Support My Local Pub
Nov09

My Campaign to Support My Local Pub

I’ve written a long article on my beerwriter.co.uk blog, where I talk about my local pub, The Hand and Heart, which is currently under threat of closure due to financial pressures. It’s a proper ‘local’ pub, with a small friendly community of drinkers who are always up for a chat over a pint.  The landlord Bram is an old fashioned grumpy but thoughtful old school landlord, who probably knows more about beer and...

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Gig; The incredibly Strange Film Band
Oct17

Gig; The incredibly Strange Film Band

I headed off to London yesterday for a day and evening with my good mate David – as he’d suggested he go and watch a band he’s previously been impressed with, “The Incredibly Strange Film Band“. They play a range of ‘covers’ – but not your normal stuff, oh no, this would be an evening of film and TV themes.  You often forget how good (and funky) 70’s film scores where, and they do...

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My Beer Writing Website
Oct10

My Beer Writing Website

Just a quick post to link to my more ‘beer focused’ website; beerwriter.co.uk, where I’m transfering all my thoughts on beer, pubs, and home brewing.  I’ve started doing full mash (beer making from first principles, using barley grain) now, after nearly five years not doing a brew, and I’m just remembering how much fun it is. I decided to try my hand again now as I’ve spent a day at one local craft...

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Peterborough Beer Festival Nearly Upon Us
Aug17

Peterborough Beer Festival Nearly Upon Us

The Peterborough beer festival is one of the best things that happens in the city, and I’ve been going for YEARS (since I was 17?), so I’m getting excited that it’s only 2 days away. It’s not only about beer – it’s a massive social occasion, with 35,000 going along over the 5 days – and I always bump into old friends and family. I’m not just a punter though – I do my bit to to help...

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Peterborough Beer festival 2014 is Coming!
Jun21

Peterborough Beer festival 2014 is Coming!

It’s mid-June, so that means that us local Peterborians are thinking about August’s Beer Festival, the UK’s biggest outdoor festival of beer! Nearly 400 beers, loads of ciders, English wines, lots of grub and a massive music tent with bands on every day, that’s what we are talking about! Peterborough’s CAMRA is the biggest in the country, probably due to the 30,000+ ale drinkers who come through the doors...

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