London Beer Trip; Gram’s 40th Birthday Bash
Oct18

London Beer Trip; Gram’s 40th Birthday Bash

Saturday was one of those social events that just can’t be missed; my old school chum Graham’s 40th B’day drinky down in the big smoke.  It was a great chance to catch up with some of the best lads around, and also an excuse to get a little bit tipsy. I think around 16 of us ended up in the Euston Flyer pub, our first stop on a pub packed journey.  Someone had done their homework, as we were able to walk between...

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Peterborough Beer Festival Day 1 – Tuesday Scouting Mission
Aug24

Peterborough Beer Festival Day 1 – Tuesday Scouting Mission

UPDATE:  It’s 2012, so check out my new micro-blog just for this year’s festival, it includes a mobile app to keep track of the ales! Well the traditional Tuesday ‘scouting mission’ at the Peterborough beer festival (beerfest) went well, with a few ales tried in the trusty half pint ‘tankard’ glass.  They even have straight half pint glasses if you prefer that; thought of everything the organisers...

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Peterborough Beer Festival Nearly Here!
Aug14

Peterborough Beer Festival Nearly Here!

UPDATE:  It’s now 2012, so check out my new micro-blog just for this year’s festival, it includes a mobile app to keep track of the ales! … I may be getting a little excited, and my annual pilgrimage to the CAMRA Peterborough beerfest is nearly upon me.  Luckily it doesn’t overlap any big darts tournaments, else my two major hobbies would give me a conflict of interests! 🙂 If you’ve not been, but could...

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Early Xmas Pressie – Brewdog beer!
Dec24

Early Xmas Pressie – Brewdog beer!

I’ve just opened the first bottle of my Xmas beer pressie, thanks to my good wife Nic.  It’s a box of Brewdog beers – a young Scottish brewery who really know how to make great beer. The box contained two “Trashy Blondes” , “77 Lager”, “Punk IPA”, and 4 bottles of “Hardcore IPA (9%)” The 77 lager is fantastic, if only pub lager was anywhere near as good.  It’s...

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Peterborough Beerfest time!  It’s Krispy Xmas and B’Day in one
Aug22

Peterborough Beerfest time! It’s Krispy Xmas and B’Day in one

Well it’s that time of year again – you should be able to tell, as it’s been raining .. a LOT.  Which means it’s time for the annual Peterborough Beer festival. If you’ve not been before, this is the one thing that Peterborough does really well – something to be properly proud of.  Our beer festival is the 2nd largest in the UK (after the national one), and is held outside (well inside HUGE...

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Drinking 7 year old beer – someones got to do it
Apr17

Drinking 7 year old beer – someones got to do it

I was given a bottle of beer to try by my step-dad David the other week – and it was a little different to say the least! It was a bottle of Fullers ‘Vintage Ale’ – still in its slightly mottled box.  Each year Fullers create a ‘best of the best’ ale – using their favourite ingrediants (malts and hops), and make it strong enough to last.  The bottle I had was the 2003 vintage –...

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