Archive for May, 2012

Beer Guinea Pigs

Posted: 27th May 2012 by santobugtio in Writing
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I have took recently to using mainstream drinkers to test out giving beers I like and see how they react when given a “craft” version of the beers they normally drink.  For example, when a lager drinker visited a month or so ago, I served up Meantime London Lager and William Bros Caesar Augustus.  I […]

Pubpaper 659 – 40 years of pub evolution

Posted: 27th May 2012 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing
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Back in 1970, my dads’ drinking days were still in their infancy as a 19 year old. Around the same time back in my home town of Leicester, he told me of a stretch of road leading out of the city centre, about half a mile in length which then hosted approximately 30 pubs.  The […]

In the world of brewing there a 3 broad camps in which a brewery can fall into, multinationals like InBev and Heineken, large national brewers like Greene King, Marsons, Black Sheep and Wells, and then you have smaller operations, brewers like York Brewery, Mallinsons, Magic Rock and Thornbridge.  Brewdog just make this last category, but […]

What do you get if you cross two ex teachers, a love of real ale and a room full of hops to choose from?  The result is no joke, just a range of 11 distinctive single hop beers (all sampled personally) which are consistently good as well as bitters, milds and stouts. West Yorkshire is […]

A few weeks ago, one of the top beer writers Roger Protz covered the fact that Heineken have sole beer rights at Olympic venues, however they only went in as a third tier sponsor limiting them to having only one named product,in this case their namesake lager Heineken.  In addition to this they can provide […]