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 […]

Breweries to watch out for in 2013…

Breweries to watch out for in 2013…

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Jan 7, 2013
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Last year, right at the beginning of January, we posted a list of breweries to watch out for in 2012. Looking back, our overall pick to take that next step (Tempest Brewing Co) really had a spectacular twelve months, and many of our other choices also produced some fantastic beer. Despite the pressures of the […]

The perils of the midweek beer festival…

The perils of the midweek beer festival…

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Jul 13, 2012
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Feeling a bit shaky this morning. Another fateful weekday drinking trip, led astray by the incredible range of beer on offer in Edinburgh. The evening started off, as always, with cultured discussion, before gradually sliding downhill to the inevitable homeward stagger across the Meadows. It’s all the fault of the Independent Beer Festival – organised […]

FyneFest 2011

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Jun 13, 2011
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Beer festivals needn’t always take place in musty town halls on the local high street. Rather than bringing the beer to the punters, some brewers make the drinkers do the legwork. Argyll’s Fyne Ales are based on a farm at the head of Loch Fyne, and when you have surroundings like that it makes sense […]

BeerCast #3 – Northern Charms

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Aug 9, 2007
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BeerCast #3 – Northern Charms. We head into England for our third podcast, as the two Northerners on the panel sample four beers local to them. Richard (from Lancashire) and Shovels (Yorkshire born) talk about the merits of a decent bitter, and sit on either side of the great raisin debate (not to mention the Pennines).

1. Coniston Bluebird Bitter (4.2%)
2. Daleside IPA (4.5%)
3. Hawkshead Lakeland Gold (4.4%)
4. Cain’s Fine Raisin Beer (5.0%)

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