Archive for the ‘Pub Paper’ Category

Pubpaper 772 – Bland Cold Beer

Posted: 21st August 2014 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Drink is an integral part of a meal, so it is a pity when a restaurant lets itself down with a poor beer selection.  They can have a rack of good quality spirits and a good wine list, but then disappoint with a bland draught beer.  The family meal at Chimichangas last weekend at the […]

This week saw CAMRA’s Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) take place at Olympia in London. Over 55,000 attendees and 900 beers to try, it is the biggest piece of publicity the organisation has each year, so quite rightly they launch their high profile campaigns around the same time. The last few years it has been […]

Pubpaper 770 – Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival

Posted: 9th August 2014 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

The Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival is something I try to visit each year.  However its popularity is both a blessing and a curse as whilst generating a great atmosphere, at peak times the queues can be up to 15-20 minutes to get a drink or food.   By the time you get to Saturday tea […]

All over this planet a monster called Anheuser-Busch InBev leaves it footprints.  But this monster is rather like the creature which was created when all the Mighty Morphing Power Rangers combined their powers to create a 300ft high robot, it is made up of many small companies from all over the globe which have been taken […]

Over the last few weeks I travelled to see, or spend time with friends in various parts of the country.  Three things make up a good time when real day to day life is not adding the complexities of life.  The first is being with the right people, the second is a good location, the […]

The government is a bit of a chocolate fireguard when it comes to the pub sector, it puts up sensible policies initially which then melts away when any heat comes its way from big business.  So lets start this week by having a look at our new community pubs minister, Kris Hopkins.  His voting record […]

As I have brought up many times before, Craft Beer is hard to define, however I saw this week a perfect definition which no one can argue about.  Put quite simply craft beer “is like pornography — you know it when you see it.”  These are the words from the head brewer of a Californian […]

This week saw the release of the Governments response to the consultation into “The Statutory Code governing the PubCo / Tenant relationship”.   There will be two levels of statutory code, the core code which will apply to all pub companies and the enhanced code which will apply to pub companies with more than 500 tied […]

It’s that time of year again where I get to promote the Ramfest music festival at Southowram Cricket Club. This year we have moved to Saturday 5th July as a one off due to all cricket being cancelled for the weekend, so you have a chance to have a day to recover from 9 hours […]

Pubpaper 763 – The Joy of Beer

Posted: 15th June 2014 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

On a Saturday afternoon our usual family routine is we take both my daughters to dancing lessons and then whilst the eldest does her lessons later, we go for a couple of drinks.  It is more a question of which pub do we want to go to rather than which pub can we go to, […]