Tag Archives : beer

This is the new ale house in Chester


Good news Chester, the wait is over! Big Hand Brewery have opened their Tap Room on Watergate Street. You’ve probably heard rumours about it for a while now, but finally on Thursday last week they flung their doors open for a soft opening and now, after what seems like months of waiting, they’re finally officially open for business. Huzzah!  …

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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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Beer lovers in Hoole must visit here


  OK so I’ve said many a time that it’s all kinds of cool in Hoole, and I keep singing from that same hymn sheet after visiting one of the boutique watering holes there last Sunday. The Suburbs, nestled neatly on Charles Street is probably more known as a cocktail lounge and an eaterie rather than a craft beer haven,…

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Wildly Different – Wild Beer at Wapping Wharf


  If you’re a beer geek, just the name Wild Beer will get you at least a little excited. And a place where you can drink all the Wild Beer you can handle will probably make you pop. And the thought of Wild Beer, 22 draft beers, and a bucket load of bottles and cans in one place might just…

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Not all heroes wear capes (but Beer Heroes should)


  Let me tell you about this awesome place I popped in last week. It’s a Bottle Shop and Tap Room combined, where you have an insane selection of can and bottles of craft beers from all over the world, but also top tipples on tap for you enjoy in pints.     It’s a small-ish place, where you quickly…

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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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