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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Brewing season on the way

Well it’s getting cooler outside (and inside my house) – so ‘brewing season’ is about here.  As yeast needs to be between 23-18 or so (depending on beer and yeast obviously) when fermenting,  I have not way to brew in the hotter summer months really.  Plus there’s a lot more airbound bacteria when it’s warmer, which makes getting a brew done even tougher! I’ve already bought some supplies.....

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Peterborough Beerfest day 1
Aug26

Peterborough Beerfest day 1

Day 1 of the Peterborough beer festival has been and gone, and I’m still here, typing this – so good news 🙂 As with the last few years, I had trade tickets so could enter at 3:30 – the ‘trade only’ session.  So I’m proud to be one of the first 10 or so people in – just like last year. As soon as you enter the huge beer marquee’s, take a deep breath – grass, humidity, mud, beer,...

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New brew – Krispy IPA

I’m in the process of brewing another ale, probably the last of this batch (due to it getting to warm to brew in my kitchen!). It’s all my own recipe this time, so fingers crossed!  I’ve gone for an IPA style ale – and a proper one, rather than some of the beers which use IPA in the name and end up nothing like the style should be (Green King IPA for starters – what makes that an IPA?). So into the boiler...

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