Tag Archives : craft beer

This is how you see summer off in style


How are we in the end of August already guys? Where has the summer gone? Well, it’s not exactly gone gone yet, really, but we’re edging towards autumn definitely. I mean yeah I’m OK with that but before I big farewell to t-shirt weather I want to have a right good send off for this season and party my socks…

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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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Here’s what the second Hoole Beer Festival was like


So Hoole was a bit lit last weekend, eh? The second (what I assume is) annual Hoole Beer Festival (organised by the good folk from Chester Beer and Wine) put together a mighty fine party over the course of Friday, Saturday and even Sunday and it was packed like you wouldn’t believe. Let me backtrack a little though and explain…

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I went to Chester Craft Beer Festival and this is what it was like


  Honestly, I’m still recovering from the onslaught of amazing beer on Saturday. But I’ll try and walk you guys through what absolutely was the one of the best beer festivals I’ve been to for a while, even if my poor head still feels somewhat light.     So my friends at Beer Heroes put their collective love towards all…

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5 pubs you should visit on a pub crawl in Hoole


Let me tell you a few things about where I live, work and play.   I have mentioned before how much I love living in Hoole, and not the least because there are great watering holes and eateries just a few steps away from my front door. Obviously there’s the added bonus of great specialist boutiques from clothes and accessories…

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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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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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Message in a Bottle, Berlin


  Berlin’s beer roots are deep in the ground. I mean, Germany is a beer country – and they take their beer very seriously. They even have a 500-year-old Beer Purity Law which says that only hops, barley, yeast and water can be used to make Germany’s favourite drink, of which they have over 5,500 brands of. Trust me, you…

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femALE brewing day at Brewhouse & Kitchen


Happy belated International Women’s day folks! Sorry about being around to wish it to everyone identifying as female on the actual day but you see, I was busy brewing beer. This Ale Lover Extraordinaire got to put her money where her mouth was and actually get her hands (and clothes, doh) dirty.     International Women’s Day celebrates the social,…

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