Archive for the ‘Pub Paper’ Category

Last weekend I visited the Cloudspotting Music Festival in the Forest of Bowland.  Four days in the middle of nowhere listening to good music, the kids being kept busy with activities with good beer and food.   The festival is small, 5 minutes walk end to end with 2 stages, a food area and a large […]

Pubpaper 817 – Fox and Goose 1 Ship Inn 0

Posted: 22nd July 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

For the first time since it became a community owned pub last year I visited the Fox and Goose in Hebden Bridge.   The pub is as honest as you will get, there is no hiding that work is still taking place on the interior with boards sitting against walls, building materials piled neatly in corners […]

Pubpaper 816 – Beer around the World Tonight

Posted: 18th July 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

I’ll start with a story from down under this week about an Aussie drinker who has been caught dumping empty beer cans every day on the same street.  You may think so what, but when I say he had deposited an estimated 11,700 cans onto the pavement in 18 months or an average of 21 […]

Pubpaper 815 – Second Chances and 5 Years On

Posted: 12th July 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

The Cock of the North in Hipperholme was one of the original pubs I used to visit a lot when I started to write for PubPaper back in 2010.  It had always had a wide range of beers on and enough variety of styles for a session to be kept interesting.  It was (and still […]

During the industrial revolution, the term “boom town” applied to a lot of Yorkshire towns at one point or another when a major employer came to town and built the new mill or factory, causing an influx of new workers to move into and expand the town into the surrounding area.  This in turn bought […]

Pubpaper 810 – Big city bars and trend following

Posted: 28th May 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Last week saw me in Manchester for a couple of days, giving me a chance to explore the city I still class as my favourite.  Having worked there, I got to explore the city, its bars and pubs and most, if not all, of its streets.  The city has always had a thriving bar and […]

I’ll start this weeks column with a quick note regarding the forthcoming takeover of the London based Meantime Brewery by SABMiller.  Announced a couple of weeks ago, the move is symptomatic of what is happening in the trade on the other side of the Atlantic.  Large brewing concerns want their piece of the Craft Beer […]

As soon as the legislation regarding large pub companies having to offer “Market Rent Only” tenancies passed late last year I predicted there would be a move by these companies to a managed estate where the “landlord” is merely a manager who is an employee of the pub company.   Currently it operates over 5000 pubs […]

Pubpaper 805 – Brewdogs’ Equity for Punks 4

Posted: 23rd April 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Brewdog get a lot of mentions in this column, in fact out of the 234 articles I have done for Pubpaper, 43 have mentioned the Scottish brewery, about 1 in every 6 and this week I’ll be increasing the hit rate for mentions even more! They made the news last week due to the announcement […]

Pubpaper 806 – UK vs US Craft Brewing Scene

Posted: 22nd April 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

I’ve discussed over the last few weeks the Craft Beer sector of the market and several times I’ve mentioned that to see where the UK craft beer scene will go, it is good to look at a country about 10 years ahead of us when it comes to the craft scene, this country being the […]