CAMRA World Beer Festival

22nd August 2017 Alec 5

CAMRA’s future and what it should campaign for has been under review since last year’s Revitalisation Project. Whichever direction the group takes – and for […]

festival fatigue

22nd August 2017 Alec 3

There is increasing fatigue expressed towards beer festivals which coincides with a boom in their numbers – everywhere has one now. That might be a […]

the best beers out in 2016

4th December 2016 Alec 4

It’s time to reflect on 2016, its beers and the places I drank them in. Frequently lugging a camera about has helped preserve my memories […]

The humble shoehorn

28th October 2016 Alec 1

The post I had envisaged writing has been ruined by research. This often happens. I was planning to chart the change in cask ale at […]

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Albion august

30th August 2016 Alec 4

August azure   The pores of your skin dilate from the lurid heat. The way the light in the evening sends people’s shadows spilling across […]