MBCF 19 – Beer And Biscuits

Manchester Beer and Cider Festival 2019, Manchester Central, Jan 23rd-26th People can be sniffy about food pairing but we do it all the time. You might fancy a chocolate covered peanut, but you would never have chocolate cake and pesto, despite them both containing cocoa and nuts. The aim of this tasting was to launch…

Halifax and Calderdale Beer Festival 2018

In the cut and thrust of Beer Twitter, where sanity goes to die, sometimes you can forget that not every bar, brewery or beer festival is a depraved, sexist, racist Hellsphere which needs urgent remedial action to prevent the fall of civilisation as we know it. Sometimes, good people just do good things, and are…

Chester Beer and Wine Festival 2018

During the last beer festival I attended in Chester I had my arm strapped up due to my broken wrist, so blogging about it was a long and drawn out process which I didn’t attempt. However the photos are annoyingly sitting on my Google drive so here’s a quick run down before we launch into…

IMBC 2017 : Bingo!

This post on the Indyman beer con 2017, which took place almost two weeks ago, is so late as to be irrelevant but let this be confirmation if any were needed that this blog does not make me any money. (I’ll give you a moment to recover….OK). That means that sometimes it has to be…

IMBC 2016 – Got the cash, lost the soul?

Indyman Beer Con took place last week, over four days in the lovely surroundings of Victoria Baths. I was back for my third time, but this year the atmosphere was marred by the spectre of the almighty Pound, and the question of whether chasing the cash was leading to IMBC pricing out its most loyal…

Left Bank Beer Festival : Manchester

In June this year I pulled my first ever pint. It was at the Guinness Storehouse and I just about managed it under the watchful eye of a trained tour guide. I had to pull on the electric pump twice and tilt the glass, and I got a certificate. This vast experience of the pub…