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Ashes to Ashes

Well we actually beat the Aussies in the Ashes last Sunday, so it might be too late to write about Marston’s Ashes Ale (4.1%) – I’m sure there will be a few bottles of it around for a while, though, and I’d recommend you to try it. Marston’s have been supporters of the England cricket […]

Twinkle, twinkle

Exactly how much is a “twinkle”? We tried a couple of bottles of Maple Moon (4.8%) from Joseph Holt. The bottle says “Full bodied night time pleasure with a twinkle of maple”. So how much is a “twinkle” and how does it compare, say, to a smidgen? Joking aside, I wasn’t too sure about trying […]

At the third stroke…

Needless to say (I assume) the name Meantime relates to the fact that this brewery is based in Greenwich. The Greenwich Brewery, home of the Meantime Brewing Company, is located a mere 0° 2′ 12″ East of the Greenwich Meridian. Their London Pale Ale (4.3%) is the first of Meantime’s beers I have tried, but […]

A bird in the hand is worth two at the track

A couple of weeks ago we had a company outing to Windsor Races. It was an evening meeting, and as well as the horse racing we enjoyed an excellent supper of fish and chips – but unfortunately the choice from the bar wasn’t up to the same standard. I risked a pint of Tetley’s Smoothflow […]

Spoilt for choice

Well, the Great British Beer Festival was – great! Actually, it was a bit overwhelming – with over 400 beers to choose from, it was difficult to know where to start. We thought we would concentrate on beers that we weren’t familiar with, as this might be the only opportunity for a while to sample […]


Saturday before last, Sarah and I had a trip around the Hook Norton Brewery in Oxfordshire. This was an event organised through the CAMRA Hook Norton Complimentary Club – there are a number of these clubs within CAMRA – generally signing up means that you get sent information, and occasionally special offers. The event – […]

Beer to dine for

“The Beer To Dine For” was the former name of Greene King Hop (5%). It was launched in March 2007, but I’ve only just come across it – and because I like hoppy beers, I thought I’d give it a go. There is no mention of this beer on the Greene King website – but […]