Archive for July, 2016

Pubpaper 866 – Blue Dot Festival and Real Ale Tents

Posted: 24th July 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

This weekend saw a trip to the Blue Dot music festival at Jodrell Bank.  5 stages spread over a large main arena with the main stage overlooked by the famous radio telescope, of which we were treated to seeing it maneuvering through all angles as the new bearings were being tested, the first replacements since […]

Pubpaper 865 – Chester Pubs and Scaring Crows

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

The bulk of this article will be documenting my adventures in beer and spirits in Chester last weekend, but I’m going to start off with the Scarecrow Festival Sunday at my local pub, the Cock and Bottle, Southowram.  I’m involved with the Southowram Scarecrow Festival as committee member and resident graphic designer, so is a […]

Pubpaper 864 – How do we use the pub?

Posted: 10th July 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

The sharing of beer can signify happy or sad times, good or bad health, seeing or friends or being alone. It is the most social of our drugs of choice in this country. All of the occasions above can be shared with the general public in one of our thousands of licenced premises. Despite the […]

Pubpaper 863 – Ram, Smash and Grab!

Posted: 4th July 2016 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing

Sometimes topics just give you a great headline and this week is one of those set of topics.   I’ll start with the new beer from Vocation Brewery, Smash and Grab, an 8.5% Double IPA hop bomb.  Launched on Friday night at a select number of venues in Hebden Bridge (Old Gate), Halifax (Victorian Craft Beer […]