Archive for April, 2016

Pubpaper 853 – A Sad Loss and Happy Gains

Posted: 26th April 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

This week starts with some sad news.  Over the weekend, Darren Carney who managed the Sportsman at Ploughcroft for many years until last Autumn, passed away after a brave battle with cancer.  If you met Darren, you’d not forget him, always a smile and happy welcome whatever was going on, even till the very end. […]

Pubpaper 852 – The Calderdale Micropub Scene

Posted: 18th April 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

I know I said this weeks piece was going to be about my Manchester trip, but that is for another week now. This week is dedicated to the local Micropub sceneand firstly to Alan and Alyson at Calans, which opened its pop up venue this weekend just outside Hebden Bridge in the basement of Macpelah […]

This week’s article was planned to be a two legged affair.   Of course unlike Leicester City’s closing down on the Premier League title, which seems to be all one way at the moment with their rivals shooting themselves in the food and the awesome Jamie Vardy providing or scoring week after week.   As a very long […]

Ember Inns and the Black Sheep Brewed Ember Pale Ale

Posted: 3rd April 2016 by santobugtio in Writing

I’ll be up front as usual on these matters, I was invited by Ember Inns PR agency to visit one of their pubs to taste their new house ale, brewed by Black Sheep.  They provided me with a very well presented tankard and a number of pints of the beer itself and travel expenses. Ember […]

Pubpaper 850 – CAMRA Revitalisation

Posted: 2nd April 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Last week CAMRA launched its revitalisation consultation inviting both members and non members to have their say on the future of the organisation.   The problem CAMRA now has is that they have won the war, real ale is thriving all over the UK, there are now over 1000 breweries in the UK, the battle again […]