Archive for the ‘Pub Paper’ Category

Pubpaper 775 – Good Beer Guide 2015

Posted: 14th September 2014 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Last week the Good Beer Guide 2015 was published by CAMRA and the picture it paints is broadly a good one.  We lead the world when it comes to the number of breweries per head of population with 1 brewery per 50,000 people, and in the last year 170 more breweries have added to the […]

Pubpaper 774 – Low alcohol beers and no decent ale bars.

Posted: 3rd September 2014 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Alcohol free beer has been with us as a mainstream product in the UK since the early 1990’s from my memory, when the main choice was Kaliber from Guinness.  This frankly was a terrible “beer” in most ways, it tasted chemically, had no fizz, left a rather bad aftertaste and after one you never wanted […]

I’ve been to a lot of pubs in Calderdale and the surrounding areas, but even now I can still be pleasantly surprised by discovery on a rainy day drive out.  The pub in question this time is The Cat I th’ Well Inn located somewhere in the middle of nowhere just above Mount Tabor.  Driving […]

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 […]