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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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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Beer Festival Mobile App Updated
Aug04

Beer Festival Mobile App Updated

It’s July 2014 and I’ve been finding the time to update the popular mobile App I did for last two year’s festivals.  It contains the cask beers, bottled beers, and ciders – well it will once I process the excel files into my MySQL database. The lists do change up to the last minute, so I’ll try and keep them spot on – but the main bulk of the beers are ordered and will be on their way. The tasting notes and strengths...

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My Peterborough Beer Festival Micro Site – beer blog!
Aug09

My Peterborough Beer Festival Micro Site – beer blog!

I’m creating a small micro-site for my 2012 Peterborough Beer Festival experience – as I intend to up my game with pictures, video, and general notes/thoughts this year.  Check it out and keep an eye on it over the days of the festival for info/news/pictures.. if you do go along, you may see yourself in one of my efforts!  Full details of where and when and how much is also on the site. UPDATE:  I’ve also created a...

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Peterborough Beerfest 2012 – GREAT NEWS!
May25

Peterborough Beerfest 2012 – GREAT NEWS!

I’m very happy, as the organisers of the Peterborough CAMRA Beer festival appear to have listened to either the complaints, or the lower visitor numbers last year, and have reverted a few things to what I feel is the winning formula. Gone is the dreadful ‘new’ layout, where the music tent turned into a dead-end, meaning a lot of people never visited, and the festival lost the nice circular walk ‘around and...

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