Category Archives: Beer

The Lion’s Share

With exactly one week to go, here’s the Red Lion, Leytonstone’s first beer order. Ales Truman’s – Summer Runner Redemption – Urban Dusk & Trinity Purity – Ubu, Mad Goose & Pure Gold Sharp’s – Doom Bar Fuller’s – London … Continue reading

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The date has been leaping around like a frog on an Aga, but it’s been finally confirmed by Antic Ltd that the Red Lion, Leytonstone will reopen on the 8th of June after its extensive refit. For beer-loving ‘stoners, it will be … Continue reading

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Monk-y Business

Look at that. Lovely isn’t it? It’s a Brupak’s ‘Belgian Trappist Tripel’ that I knocked up at the end of March.  Those looks, alas, are writing a lot of cheques that the taste doesn’t cash. We’re a long, long way … Continue reading

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>Bunting High And Low

>Joe Fusniak would have been well looked after when he appeared at the White Lion, which remains a great, unpretentious pub. Not everywhere has remained unspoiled by progress, and not a few places in the Dales have been gastrated with … Continue reading

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>Ice Cold In E11

>Last friday I constructed a wardrobe. It’s a massive, hugely heavy thing and looks like a coffin for a couple of obese giants. I even had to affix battens to the wall to keep the beast from falling on us, … Continue reading

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>Those We Have Loved

> I’m a photographer who loves beer, so I’ve often got my camera with me in the pub. I’ve had nothing much to blog about just recently, so I hope you don’t mind me sharing some images of beer that … Continue reading

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>Biked Drinks

>It’s amazing how much you can carry on a bicycle. In those far off, pre-car, pre-Vespa days of dwelling in Zone One I could bring home a weeks shopping on my bike. Rucksack on my back, newspaper down my jumper … Continue reading

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>Homebrew 2.0

> Say hello to my latest effort, brewed from a Woodfordes Wherry Kit. I cooked this up at the end of january, fermented it for 12 or so days and then barreled it without flooding the kitchen. Apart from the … Continue reading

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>Merry? Mungo In Fridge.

>I’m partial to the odd Pure Brewed Lager from Samuel Smith – but as I’m still doing a one-man boycott, the Tadcaster bullies’ beers are off limits. Apart from that, I’ve never really got on with British lager, even the … Continue reading

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>Devon Knows

>Just realised – I forgot to mention that after years of searching, I’ve finally found a decent pub in Barnstaple. It’s the Rolle Quay Inn, a two-minute walk from the northern end of the High Street. It’s much bigger than … Continue reading

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