Tag Archives : beer

Why I resigned from the Campaign for Real Ale


  Dear CAMRA,   I’m afraid I come bearing bad news. We’ve had, at best, a complicated relationship but I have tried to make it work. I joined you because I thought a voice from the inside would be more likely to drive change than criticism from the outside. I joined your committee. I defended you to people who argued…

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(Next) 7 amazing bars in Chester you have to visit


I did a post about 7 amazing bars in Chester a while ago and have had this nagging feeling I should do a follow-up on it. Because Chester has so many more than just 7 amazing watering holes. So. Many. More. y’all.   The truth still is that the vast majority of my paychecks go to hanging out in the…

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I brewed a beer and this is what it was like


  Anyone who says brewing a beer is all fun and frolics has never tried to clean a mash tun. That being said, hubby and I did enjoy ourselves last weekend when we had our hand at bringing a beer to life at Brewhouse & Kitchen, Chester.     We were invited to brew a beer with the head brewer…

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Beer lovers in Tampere, Finland must visit here


  Okay so it’s not a new thing by any stretch of the imagination, Plevna opened way back in the beginning of 90s, but it still makes it new to us who do not have the fortune of living within walking/driving distance of it.     But let’s start from the beginning. Hubby and I visit Tampere every so often…

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How I became a beer geek


Excuse me while I take a moment trying to think back to the time when I consumed overproduced, over-commercialised, under-flavoured lagers and actually tried to convince myself that I enjoyed them. I’d rather not, but it’s such a contradiction to how I enjoy my beer now that I feel it’s sometimes required. Like, look how far beer and I have…

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7 amazing Chester bars you have to visit


I ain’t gonna even lie and pretend that the vast majority of my paychecks doesn’t go to hanging out in the awesome boozers in Chester. But that means I am in the know about where you should go and indulge in whatever’s your poison.   So here you are, folks. Wihtout further ado and in no particular order: the 7…

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Blueball Brewery Open Day


Of course it’s under a railway arch. Where else would it be?     I’ve had the pleasure of drinking my bodyweight in beer in the original Kash, Kash 22 which eventually followed and now I can add Kash 33 on that list as well.     What’s Kash 33? Well, it’s what it all was always about. This is…

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More beer than you can handle: CraftBeerCo Covent Garden


If I didn’t live in Cheshire where arguably the best breweries lie, I’d be totally envious of London. On a quick day trip there for work, hubby and I popped in the CraftBeerCo in Covent Garden and kinda just never wanted to leave.     Opened in May 2014, the Covent Garden venue is the sixth pub in the CraftBeerCo…

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