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Vintage Ales at the Chef’s Table

Vintage and Farmhouse Ales from Central Italy’s Birra del Borgo and Goose Island of Chicago were showcased and paired with dishes designed by TV chef and cookbook author Valentine Warner and Chef Martin Carabott of restaurant Luca at a recent one-off dinner hosted at Carousel in Marylebone. Continue reading

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Win £500 and a Crate of Ale from 24hourlondon

Download an app (for free), tell the developers what you honestly think about it and win £500 plus a crate of craft beer? Where do I sign up?!? Keep reading for details about a fun competition from 24hourlondon offering the chance to win £500 and a crate of Tremethick craft ale. Continue reading

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Preview: Ales Tales Belgian Beer Festival at Oval Space, 21-22 July

Ales Tales, the UK’s first ever Belgian beer festival, is coming to Oval Space in Hackney. Continue reading

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Good Stuff #57

Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip or savour – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Continue reading

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Win a Case of Craft Beer and Cider from Green & Pleasant

Green & Pleasant brews English craft beer and cider made from top quality locally sourced ingredients. Fancy a taste for free? I’ve got a mixed case to share with one lucky reader. Continue reading

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Best Beer of 2015

There is so much good beer being brewed across the globe these days. Halleluiah! Here’s a look at my faves from 2015. Continue reading

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Best Beer – 2014

Beer. I can’t say I really drank a whole lot of it in 2014 (especially compared to how much I’ve consumed in earlier years), but I can say I drank some very fine beer indeed over the last 12 months. Continue reading

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Craft Beer Rising Review by @cathiasays

A couple of Sundays ago (while I was still bumbling round in America), London blogger Cathia Randrianarivo kindly  subbed for me accepting to attend on my behalf a beer-ific event I was unable to make. As Cathia puts it, “I … Continue reading

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London’s Renaissance Pubs Celebrate 10th Birthday (CheapOair)

Renaissance Pubs, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this May with a host of festivities and special offers to show all patrons – both regular and newbie – appreciation for a decade’s worth of good times. Kicking things off on the 1st of May with events, activities and giveaways across all six of its pubs, Renaissance will launch its own brand of beer, gin and house wines at the start of the month as well as reveal details about a chance for one lucky pub goer to win free food for the next 10 years. Continue reading

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Run to the Hills! Iron Maiden Announces Trooper Ale.

Trooper is a premium British beer inspired by Iron Maiden and handcrafted at Robinsons Brewery. Being a real ale enthusiast, vocalist Bruce Dickinson has developed a beer which has true depth of character. Malt flavours and citric notes from a unique blend of Bobec, Goldings and Cascade hops dominate this deep golden ale with a subtle hint of lemon. Continue reading

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DRINK UP: 2012 Cambridge Beer Festival (CheapOair)

One of the more vibrant parts of the UK for CAMRA activity is the Cambridge area, home of the Cambridge Beer Festival. The next Cambridge fest will be CAMRA’s 17th Cambridge Winter Ale Festival later this month. Read my complete … Continue reading

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Win a Free Pair of Tickets to the Craft Beer Rising Festival at the Old Truman Brewery

Craft Beer Rising is a new festival featuring an impressive line up of great beer, street food and music that’s coming to the Old Truman Brewery on the 22nd and 23rd of February. The festival will offer tastings from more … Continue reading

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Craft Beer and Killer Pub Grub at The North Pole, New North Road, N1

I was invited along the other night to review recently spruced up pub, The North Pole. A couple of days later, I’m still feeling rather smug for excepting the invite. Now under new management, this New North Road establishment is … Continue reading

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London Food & Drink News: 26 April 2012 (Londonist)

Hops, cobnuts, festivals, port, the world’s best restaurant and more – a delicious round up of London’s food and drink news … London Food & Drink News: 26 April 2012 Londonist, 26 April 2012 Photo/tezzer57

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Bell & Brisket Salt Beef Bar @ The Queen’s Head, Piccadilly Circus (Londonist)

Bell & Brisket Salt Beef Bar @ The Queen’s Head, Piccadilly Circus Londonist, February 29, 2012 at 11:30 am The late Victorian, newly refurbed and really rather pretty Queen’s Head pub near Piccadilly Circus has recently caught on to London’s craving … Continue reading

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What’s for Lunch? Old Tom’s Bar, Leadenhall Market (Londonist)

What’s for Lunch? Old Tom’s Bar, Leadenhall Market Londonist, February 28, 2012 at 11:30 am Easy does it and it’s done quite well at Old Tom’s Bar, where grazing menus featuring British cheese and artisanal meat are paired with craft … Continue reading

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Some London Pubs with Fireplaces (CheapOair)

Some London Pubs with Fireplaces CheapOair, December 1, 2011 Brrr … Its cold outside. Gather some friends, grab a pint and cozy up with this warming list of London pubs with crackling wood-burning fireplaces. The pubs listed here are all … Continue reading

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Samuel Smith Pubs Offer Great Value in Beautiful Settings (CheapOair)

Samuel Smith Pubs Offer Great Value in Beautiful Settings CheapOair, October 21, 2011 Some of London’s most traditional, beautiful and oldest pubs just happen to also be some of the cheapest and most conveniently located. It’s true. Samuel Smith, a … Continue reading

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London Food & Drink News: 15 September 2011 (Londonist)

London Food & Drink News: 15 September 2011 Londonist, September 15, 2011 at 16:00 pm Special foodie menus, British Food Fortnight, and good stuff happening at nice pubs in this week’s round up … READ MY COMPLETE POST: London Food … Continue reading

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New Pub Review: The Draft House, Tower Bridge (Londonist)

New Pub Review: The Draft House, Tower Bridge Londonist, December 17, 2010 at 15:45 pm Those seeking to enjoy an impressive and thoughtfully chosen range of quality beer (draft, cask and bottle) will find the latest of three Draft House pubs … Continue reading

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Cask of Porter Give Away @ Draft House Pubs, 16 November (Londonist)

Cask of Porter Give Away @ Draft House Pubs, 16 November Londonist, November 15, 2010 2:50 PM Photo by mrdamcgowan Tomorrow, Tuesday 16th from 6.30pm, Draft House pubs will give away a free cask of Sambrook’s Brewery‘s newest ale, Powerhouse Porter, at each … Continue reading

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