Archive for July, 2013

Brewdog are the apparent “enfant terrible” of the craft beer world.   There may be breweries making better beer now in my opinion, but they still make really good interesting beers.  However for leveraging every last ounce of publicity they can out of any situation they can’t be beaten by many companies in any sector of […]

Pubpaper 718 – Beer, the social glue

Posted: 21st July 2013 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

There is a great benefit of writing that nobody knows what you look like, so you occasionally get hear frank feedback from people who don’t realise they are talking about someone in the room.  The feedback is generally positive, with some people telling me to lighten up sometimes, particularly after a bout of Greene King […]

Pubpaper 717 – The Mexican Beer Cartel

Posted: 13th July 2013 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

We in the UK have such a range of beers to choose from that we could easily drink a different beer every day of the year quite easily if we were so inclined to.  With over 1000 breweries offering well over 5000 different beers of all types, we could continue with this quest for over […]

Home brewing has moved on from the days of buying a ton of plastic and a “bitter” beer kit from Boots and making a generic brew.  There are many home brewers now who are using top quality fresh hops, their own cultured yeasts and maltings to create very good distinctive beers.  When I had guests […] Ramfest article

Posted: 3rd July 2013 by santobugtio in Cricket, Ram Fest, Sport

The published piece on cricketyorkshire can be found here The British summer is not the kindest mistress in the world and when the entire reason for a clubs existence depends upon there being a dry weekend to allow 22 players to take turns hitting a small leather ball on a pitch which has been in […]