Posts Tagged ‘beer’

Pubpaper 675 – Beer and Cider Branding

Posted: 17th September 2012 by santobugtio in Pub Paper, Writing
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The branding of mainstream beers and ciders is a multi million pound industry in its own right. Their methods of keeping our attention vary from one advertising agency to the next, but they all fight to gain our focus.   A large percentage of this money is spent by a few multinationals promoting their core and […]

Poorly kept beer is the gripe of any drinker.  Sometimes its obvious with a distinctive egg odour, other times it is a case of “something is not quite right here”.  Either way it requires an wait while a replacement pint is poured.   There are legitimate reasons for the occasional hiccup such as the barrel just […]

It is not an overestimation that there are too many cooking shows on TV now, it wouldn’t even be an exaggeration that there are too many food channels.  When I was at university and into the mid nineties two shows ruled the roost, Ready Steady Cook and Food and Drink, with the second being the […]

What is beer? The answers to this question are numerous. Personally for me, it is my preferred drink of choice which I have a deep interest in and a product I search out interesting variations of.  It is also what enables me to write the 750 words that fill this column each week.  For other […]

Last weeks column drew a mixed reception when published online, with disagreement from one of the bigger online beer writers, who won “beer blogger of the year” recently as well as having several published books to his name, telling me to “stop worrying about what other people drink”.  I also received a text message from […]

After a having guests over for dinner this weekend, I was left with a couple of cans of Carling in the fridge the following day.  Not a beer I’d normally spending money, yours or mine on, I wondered if the product had actually developed a flavour of any description.  The answer is a still a […]

In the second of my holiday articles, I will reflect back on a year of regular writing for PubPaper, all 55 columns and 41,000 words.  Sometimes its been easy to write a weekly missive, others its been the equivalent of pulling a tooth out of the horses mouth while it is running the Grand National. […]