Cheers!…for now

Dec 27, 2008
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We hope everybody in the beer blogosphere had a great Christmas, and managed to partake of some winter warmers in the ale department where possible. We’re all off on an extended BeerCast new year break in sunny Sweden, so have a great NYE and we will return very soon into 2009 with our 27th podcast […]

BeerCast #26 – Christmas Special 2008

Dec 21, 2008
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BeerCast #26 – Christmas Special 2008. Merry Christmas from the BeerCast! Our festively spirited* panel get through a mammoth six Christmas and winter beers. Sitting round an open fire on this chilly night are Richard, Shovels, MrB and Grooben. To generate some mild excitement, we chose the running order at random – which generated total confusion and picked the strongest beer first – so job done.


1. Brasserie du BOCQ Christmas (8.1%)
2. Hop Back Pickled Santa (6.0%)
3. Anchor Special Ale 2008 (5.5%)
4. Shepherd Neame Christmas Ale (7.0%)
5. Burton Bridge Festive Porter (4.5%)
6. Cropton Rudolph’s Revenge (4.6%) @thebeercast

Lagerboy Speaks – WEST St Mungo

Dec 9, 2008

St Mungo is the patron saint of various things – the bullied, people accused of infidelity, salmon (rather strangely), and the city of Glasgow – which he inadvertently founded by building a small church on the banks of the Clyde. Fast forward a few thousand years and he also becomes the patron of Scotland’s newest […]

BeerCast #25 – German styles

Dec 3, 2008

BeerCast #25 – German Styles. Our quarter-century podcast heads back to Germany, as we review three examples of very distinct styles. Richard, Shovels and Grooben turn their attention to a Kölsch, a Schwarzbier, and a doppelbock – not to mention Shovel’s faltering German…

1. Küppers Kölsch (4.8%)
2. Köstritzer Schwarzbier (4.8%)
3. Aventinus Weizenstarkbier (8.2%) @thebeercast

The BeerCast’s Pub Guide – Edinburgh Part2

Nov 25, 2008
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The Halfway House 24 Fleshmarket Close (off Market St) MapOpen: 11am-12am (1am Fri-Sat); 12.30pm-12am (Sun)Link: Official WebsiteGood Beer Guide entry: YesThe Halfway House is the littlest pub in Edinburgh, and probably one of the smallest in the UK. Hidden near the bottom of a flight of steps that lead from Cockburn Street down to Market […]

BeerCast #24 – Arran Beers

Nov 17, 2008
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BeerCast #24 – Arran Beers. Following on from our Wickwar podcast, our second BeerCast Brewery Showcase looks at something a bit closer to home – four beers from Arran. Recently re-opened after a sudden closure, the island brewery was visited by Grooben, who managed to pick up some of their beers for review. Joining him today are Richard, Shovels and local boy MrB.

1. Suddaby’s Rievaulx Abbey Ale (4.0%)
2. Heather Ales Fraoch (5.0%)
3. Heather Ales Kelpie (4.4%)
4. Naylor’s Ginger Beer (4.4%) @thebeercast

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