Tag Archives : craft beer

Message in a Bottle, Berlin

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  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

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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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Beer Without Fear March

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Beer Without Fear is a clever concept. It’s a monthly beer tasting  in the Cellar Bar which aims to serve you the most bonkers, insane and intense beers from around the world in 6 tries. Two judges go head to head presenting 3 beer each and in the end the beer tasters vote for their favourite. Simple? Yes, unless you’re…

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Deva Taprooms takeover

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Some of you may remember my totally emotional eulogy to Kash Bar a few days back, in which I said goodbye to a place which was a stage where the most important events of my life played out. Fast forward three days (yes, folks, three days) and I found myself knocking on the door of the familiar building, with beer…

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So long and thanks for all the beer

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Kash is dead. Long live Kash.     I’ve started this blog a good few times and deleted every word after a few lines because I just didn’t think they did the subject any justice. It’s hard trying to put into words what this place has meant to me over the past 6 years. It’s hard to explain how much…

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Battle for the craft beer crown: UK vs US

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  I know I keep banging on about these beer tastings I host in Chester Beer & Wine, but man, last night kind of blew it out of the water. When I first jumped on the craft beer bandwagon what feels like a lifetime ago, the biggest and boldest and most outrageous beers came from America. Having said that, the UK…

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A week of beer offers in Chester

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  Chester really spoils us with great beer. We’ve got more pubs and bars per capita than many larger cities and boy, are they filled with some top tipple.   And if quality and quantity weren’t enough to rock your boat in the harbour of awesome ales, then prepare to clutch your pearls when I tell you than these esteemed…

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My life in beer: How I became a beer geek

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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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5 pubs you should visit on a pub crawl in Hoole

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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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