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…

Tasting Notes : Beers to drink to the Cribs

I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen the Cribs now but it’s over twenty-five I’m pretty sure. This weekend they played what they have described as their ‘best ever’ gig in Leeds’ Millennium Square, so let’s dive into the beer fridge and have a look at which brews perfectly compliment their six albums….

Southport : Inn Beer Shop

It took me three years to be convinced that I should watch Game of Thrones and now I’m obsessed with it, I feel this is a suitable metaphor for my relationship with the Inn Beer Shop as despite having been recommended this wonderful place for over a year I have never tried it. Now I’m…

Brewdog Liverpool : All Aboard!

Bold Street has gone to shit hasn’t it? It used to be the drinker’s first choice for independent bars with unpronounceable foreign beers and narky staff with interesting facial hair who will tell you that Gluggensteiner is the shit in Berlin this winter so that will be five pounds please. Now though, Bold Street is…