Hogs Back Wobble in a Bottle

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Feb 26, 2010
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Tongham’s Hogs Back Brewery are perhaps best known for their 4.2% flagship T.E.A. (Traditional English Ale), which we featured back in May last year as part of BeerCast #33, our south west England special. It came second behind St Austell Tribute, despite the fact that Tongham is in the south east (it appeared to have […]

In praise of…Café Pivo, York

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Feb 23, 2010
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York is one of the best cities in Britain for a real ale mini-break, with any number of fantastic pubs that are within easy walking distance of each other. We’re big fans of several of them (see our BeerCast Pub Guide to York), particularly the Last Drop and the incomparable Blue Bell. But on our […]

Thoughts on Sink the Bismarck

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Feb 18, 2010
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Well, the dust seems to have settled slightly around the blogosphere following the latest announcement from Fraserburgh’s BrewDog a few days ago. I’ve been reading as many articles on the forthcoming Sink the Bismarck (41%) as I can, and have been digesting the various opinions on the Aberdeenshire twosome re-taking the strongest beer in the […]

Lagerboy Speaks – JW Dundee’s Honey Brown

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Feb 15, 2010
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It’s always pleasing to Lagerboy when he gets his hands on a lager from the United States, as historically their mass-produced bilge has given US craft lagerers (if that’s a word) a bad name. Guilt by association is a wrong that Lagerboy wishes to right, when he can. Anyway, that was the reason he acquired […]

BeerCast #45 – Supermarket Sweep

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Feb 4, 2010
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BeerCast #45 – Supermarket Sweep. Our first podcast of 2010 and our panel discover if a spur of the moment dash round a local supermarket can produce decent results. Richard went to Morrison’s during his lunch break and picked four interesting looking beers. Will MrB and Grooben appreciate it? Stay tuned to find out, and also hear about the time Richard’s Grandad almost punched Tommy Cooper, and a tale of heartwarming cross border teen romance from MrB

1. Everards Tiger (4.2%)
2. Wychwood Circle Master (4.7%)
3. Jennings Sneck Lifter (5.1%)
4. Greene King Abbot Reserve (6.5%)

Please note, this podcast does not feature Dale Winton.

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Something on top, sir…?

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Feb 1, 2010
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They say size matters – and to us Brits it certainly does with regard to beer. Those last couple of centimetres (inches if you’re old school; or fingers if you tend to peruse the spirit shelf now and again) can change the entire formula of the drink. CAMRA types will be keenly eying up the […]