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 […]

Fyne Ales announce massive £2m expansion

Fyne Ales announce massive £2m expansion

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Feb 20, 2014
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The Fyne Ales livestock shed; site of the brewery development. Photo by Adam Shafi of Walking and Crawling, used with permission It’s been something of a long time in coming, but finally, the news we were all waiting for has arrived from the mist-shrouded Argyll hillsides. Fyne Ales, one of Scotland’s most respected producers, are […]

Battle of the Brewers IV

Battle of the Brewers IV

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Feb 7, 2014
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Can Stewart Brewing be stopped? Apparently not, it would seem. Last night, once again, they crushed the opposition in their Battle of the Brewers challenge, this time held concurrently in Edinburgh’s Holyrood 9A and Glasgow’s Inn Deep (I can imagine the Williamsii present taking a sip of each and tutting, wistfully). Following a Balboa-esque one-two-three […]

Best new beers of 2013…Fyne/Wild Cool as a Cucumber

Best new beers of 2013…Fyne/Wild Cool as a Cucumber

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Dec 12, 2013
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The next in the lineup of best new British beers of 2013 (in order of release) was the beery equivalent of that upbeat disco track that DJ’s claim becomes ‘the song of the summer’ (if that still happens, it’s been a while since I listened to ‘the charts’). Basically, it came out of nowhere to […]

England v Scotland – the live beer challenge

England v Scotland – the live beer challenge

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Aug 19, 2013
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Last week, for the first time in fourteen years, England and Scotland met on the football field. To commemorate the welcome return of the home international, we thought it only right to emulate the occasion in the only way we know how – by drinking beer (and in an orderly, pre-defined, yet rapid manner). Not […]

Cool as a Cucumber – beers from the fridge

Cool as a Cucumber – beers from the fridge

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Jul 24, 2013
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With no apparent end in sight to ‘HeatWave2013: The Summer of Vengeance’* these sultry, sticky times call for increasingly desperate measures. One of the straws that major lager companies cling to is that their fizz has the power to refresh, something we can all appreciate in weather like this. But, whether you partake of their […]

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