Archive for December, 2015

Not Pubpaper 2 – The Pub Casualties of the Flood

Posted: 28th December 2015 by santobugtio in Writing

This week I want to discuss the devastation in Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd and Sowerby Bridge by the flooding over the festive period.  This article is not going to be the happiest I have ever wrote, but it shows the scale of damage that has been done to just the pub businesses in the valley, […]

This week Camden Town Brewery was taken over by AB InBev for £85 million.   The brewery was started in 2010 and had just raised £2.75 million via crowdfunding and sold a 20% stake for £20 million to overseas investors.  The purpose of this fundraising was to build a second brewery on a separate site as […]

Pubpaper 836 – Falling off the Wagon

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

We’ll after 11 weeks of not drinking, I finally fell off the wagon this weekend.   Of all places it had to be the Cross Keys at Siddal and the beer to befall this honor was Small World’s Long Moor Pale, a lovely session ale.   After living on non alcoholic beers and ale shandy, it’s so […]

Pubpaper 835 – A reflection and pubs keeping you sane

Posted: 2nd December 2015 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

It’s only been a journey of 10 weeks, but it has seemed a lot longer since I had my last drink at the end of September.  I’ve now finished my therapy and am 3 weeks post treatment.  I’ve emerged relatively unscatched compared to what may go through and been told by both the teams at […]