California Love In with Craft Beer Residency

Believe it or not, there wasn’t much of a flourishing craft scene in Runcorn in the 2000s. Now of course we have our wonderful Society Taproom, four breweries, and a beer festival to look forward to, but my introduction to Craft came a bit further from home, in California. Beer flights, brewpubs, tasting sessions, meet…

Drinking Outside in Liverpool

Bank Holidays! We need more of them, St George’s Day should be one, we have the fewest in Western Europe you know etc etc. This early May Bank Holiday crept up on me seeing as I have been mostly off work for the past two months in what was a string of bank holidays one…

Mad Hatter’s Mini Christmas Bash

Organising a piss up in a brewery puts you at risk of all sorts of ridicule, so it’s a brave company that attempts it, and it’s almost inevitable that something will go wrong. When I arrived at Mad Hatter’s new site on Lightbody Street, Liverpool, the power had gone out. The blame was placed on the…

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…