Not every beer has to be special : in defence of average pints

My local sells real ale. They have two pumps, one is perpetually Doom Bar and the other alternates between a number of Golden ales and IPAs from the Robinson’s brewery. At the moment they have on Hoppy Wan Kenobi which is packed with Cascade and Sovereign hops. Regular readers will know my feelings about American…

A Few Drinks in Australia : Part 1 : Sydney

Greetings readers, I apologise for no posts in a while but I have been on my travels on the other side of the world to bring you tales of Australian beers, pub culture, how much champagne you can drink in Business Class, and how hard it is to find a bottle opener which doesn’t feature…

Beers To Drink At Easter

Easter is the best ; the possibility of four days off, and none of the shopping and stress which usually accompanies a British festivity. Plus, with a Bank Holiday Monday in the mix there’s room for a few beers, but which ones? Easter is an eating festival, and so there are multiple flavour combinations on…

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….