Beer of the Week – Cromarty Ghost Town

Beer of the Week – Cromarty Ghost Town

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Oct 27, 2017
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Beer of the Week, take two that is. Sadly I ran out of time to post one last week so this is a double-edition, and following along from Swannay’s outstanding Sneaky Wee Orkney Stout we remain on the dark side but flick over to its other half and talk about another porter. I say another, […]

Beer of the Week – Cromarty Brewed Awakening

Beer of the Week – Cromarty Brewed Awakening

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Feb 10, 2017
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There are so many amazing beers emanating from north of the border at the moment that it can not only be hard to keep up, but nearly impossible to put everything into context. Scotland has some truly classic beers – whether recognised as such or those that fly under the radar. So in this weekly […]

Coffee beers for UK Coffee Week

Coffee beers for UK Coffee Week

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Apr 11, 2014
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This week, amongst other things, is UK Coffee Week. Running until Sunday, it’s a celebration of all things jitterbean-related, and acts as a platform for Project Waterfall – a scheme, run in partnership with Water Aid, which aims to bring clean drinking water to some of the poorest coffee-growing regions of Africa. I only started […]

Saint Guinness Day

Saint Guinness Day

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Mar 17, 2014
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Happy Saint Guinness Day! Today, around the world, hundreds of thousands of dark pints will be churned out, knocked back and knocked over – all in the name of a long-passed, snake-managing missionary. It’s the biggest day of commercialisation in the beer world, bar none. Over the years, Dublin’s most famed export has become so […]

New (bottled) Brew Friday

New (bottled) Brew Friday

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Jan 17, 2014
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As ever, it’s fairly tough to keep up with all the news coming out of the Scottish beer scene at the moment. However, by anyone’s standards, today has seen the presses whirring at double quick time (or the modern equivalent. Servers, I suppose). In a strange, yet rather lovely, co-incidence, the brewers of Scotland seem […]

Breweries to Watch 2013 – five months on…

Breweries to Watch 2013 – five months on…

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Jun 11, 2013
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At the beginning of January, just as the year started, I posted a list of British breweries to watch out for in 2013. Despite the ongoing financial pressures, the scene here is flourishing – more breweries are opening now than ever (in living memory, at least). Having said that, it’s still a tough industry in […]

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