Archive for the ‘Pub Paper’ Category

Pubpaper 801 – The Streets (and Pubs) of London

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

Last week I had the pleasure of spending 3 nights in London, giving me plenty of time to explore the city and its pubs.  A few points for the uninitiated, you very quickly get used to the fact when you order a pint of a decent ale or beer, you will get very little change […]

Pubpaper 800 – Will Craft Keg exist in 10 years?

Posted: 14th March 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

As a big fan of craft beer, this seems a strange question, but it comes off the back of a bet I’ve had with a local real ale pub landlord. I’ve been bet that “Craft Keg will not exist in 10 years”, that it’s fad will have passed. It is only a small wager, £10 […]

Pubpaper 799 – Leeds Beer Haunts

Posted: 10th March 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Last week, I had the pleasure of a day visiting various drinking establishments around Leeds instead of sitting at my desk for the day.  I’ve not been over in the city drinking for a while, so was pleased to see it is still keeping up its real ale and craft beer credentials.  A couple of […]

Pubpaper 798 – The annual CAMRA relevancy question.

Posted: 4th March 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

As long term readers of this column know, I’m not the biggest fan of The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).  The organisation was set up to campaign for the survival of real ale in the face of a massive program of brewery consolidation in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s and the then move to […]

Pubpaper 797 – Up Hills, Down Valleys, Drink Beers.

Posted: 1st March 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Sometimes just a couple of beers makes a good afternoon, even if you can have more.  On a chilled sunday afternoon with friends, I had the fortunate luck to be able to sample both Thornbridge St Petersburg Imperial Russian Stout (7.4%) and the Magic Rock / Brewfist collaboration Ryeperbole (5.8%) in one sitting at the […]

Pubpaper 796 – North Wales and Purple Moose Beers

Posted: 24th February 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Last weekend saw the bi-annual trip with my eldest daughter, long time friend and his daughter.  This normally sees us head off to one of the national parks and this winter trip was no exception with Llanberis being our base for 3 days in North Wales.   North Wales is a place I’m rediscovering after a […]

How much difference does it make if you are a freehold pub or tied lease holder to a pub company?  The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) a few weeks ago published their guide to how much it costs to run a pub.  They analysed 7 different types of pub, based on location, food / […]

At the end of January, the House of Commons voted on the amendment “Infrastructure Bill — New Clause 16 — Pubs and Bars — Demolition and Change of Use”. The effect of this amendment would have been to prevent the demolition of buildings classed as drinking establishments and to make planning permission required for a […]

It’s alway good to find that a bar you haven’t visited for a while has kept the standards up.  This was very much the case with The Firehouse in Sowerby Bridge a couple of weekends ago.  I’d only visited a couple of times before and liked the place, but recently when visiting the town we’d […]

Last week the Portman Group, who are the self appointed regulators of alcohol advertising, marketing and packaging upheld a complaint which stated the bleeding obvious.  The complaint was regarding super strength beers Kestrel Super, Special Brew and Skol Super, all of which are 9% lagers.   The can typically contains 4.5 units of alcohol, more than […]