Ramblings from Steve

WHEREFORE THE FUTURE FOR OUR TRADITIONAL BRITISH ALE? – A THOUGHT FROM THE GBBF

POSTED ON 10th, August, 2018

The Great British Beer Festival is a very special five day event held at London’s wonderfully atmospheric Olympia Exhibition Hall in Kensington, built to showcase the wonders of Victorian Britain. Now, every August, Olympia shows off the wonders of British cask ale brewing – and a bit of foreign stuff as well -  with some 1000 beers, ciders, perries to enjoy. And there’s even some...

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Great British Beer Festival

POSTED ON 2nd, August, 2018

WHO’S FOR A BEER IN THE UK’s BIGGEST PUB? Next week the redoubtable Great British Beer Festival arrives in London once again - a 'beer lover's paradise'. One of the best known events in the beer and cider world it brings together a thousand or so different beers from across the UK and abroad.  It’s on from 7-11 August and takes place in the glorious...

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NOSTALGIA

POSTED ON 2nd, July, 2018

Ramblings  26.6.18 LET’S TASTE THE NOSTALGIA WITH A RETRO LOOK AT PALE ALE    Nostalgia is often tied in with tastes and smells. My own veers towards beer and my youthful days weaned on Massey’s Bitter in Burnley, drunk from ‘barrel glasses’. Founded in the Industrial Revolution, Massey’s was knitted into the fabric of the town. From earlier childhood, hazily recall winter days with the...

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Some Beery Ramblings

POSTED ON 18th, May, 2018

These Beery Ramblings will meander through the mysteries of hops, barley and yeast, who makes our cask ale and the gloriously idiosyncratic British pub. First, we take a glimpse at the fascinating history of the tipple that has, over the years, rather lost out to wine in the image stakes. Beer has been with us since around 8000BC, when grain was cultivated in the Middle...

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