Tag Archives: Cask

A Tale Of Two Festivals, A Play In Two Acts

A Play In Two Acts, Part 1 Two beer festivals on two consecutive days, both in theatres. But there the similarities end. In reality the two events had two very different reasons to be and different aims. What happened follows. … Continue reading

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Case Study: The Campaign For Really Good Beer

This essay is an extract from a Masters thesis that investigates Voluntary Cultural Organisations, how they grow and how they work in the real world. The full thesis included a section on The Quilters’ Guild Of The British Isles, but … Continue reading

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Make Mine A Keg: Trade Day At The Great British Beer Festival 2013

How very genteel Trade Day is. No elbowing my way through bustling, hustling crowds fighting to get served, instead my day was spent with a couple of old mates bumping into friends as we wandered slowly around Olympia grabbing beers … Continue reading

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Birmingham Cubed, A Slight Aside

I spent yesterday at Birmingham Beer Bash, or Birmingham Cubed as it became known. It was a fabulous event and I’ll be writing about it in detail this week. In the meantime, our friend and top beer journalist Marverine Cole … Continue reading

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Harviestoun Ola Dubh (8%)

OK, so I opened and poured this, and then I took a few photos, and then I took a swig and found myself saying, “Oooh, ” out loud. Ola Dubh is one of those beers. There are three editions, all … Continue reading

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