Posts Tagged ‘lewins’

A couple of months ago I wrote about the need, both legally and from a beer point of view of a good landlord.  However it is the bar staff that are the face of the pub to most customers.  From bartenders to duty managers, bad bar staff can result in poor quality beer being delivered […]

Blonde and Pale (not to be confused with IPA) beers started to make a significant entrance into the real ale market about 5 years ago, with some of the most notable entries from the Yorkshire area being Leeds Pale Ale and Saltaire Blonde, later entries from the area also including beers such as Daleside Blonde […]

I enjoy my real ale and craft beers, so far this year I have tried approximately 40 different brews, of those stouts and porters make up over a quarter.  The split between bottled and draught beer is roughly half.    Sampling 12 different beers this past weekend helped add to this total.   There is a definite […]

Note : For those you read my previous post, certain sections have been recycled from that article. I’m writing this in the lull between Christmas and New Year where at this stage, if you are like me, despite appreciating their beer and cider, have got to the stage of being thoroughly sick of alcohol generally. […]

Looking back over 2011, its been a good year in the real and craft ale scene at all levels, local, regional and national.  Nationally the craft and real ale scene has bucked the general downturn in beer sales over the last couple of years and new breweries are still being created and existing ones expanding […]

There are weeks where you barely get near a pint glass, never mind sample a decent ale, and there are others where you seem to spend most of your spare time in the pub.  In an eight day stretch, I counted 4 visits to the Old Ship Inn, 3 visits to the Richard Oastler, 2 […]