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  • Alcohol Free Beers

    1 year 2 months ago
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  • Bier Bike - looks like fun!

    1 year 2 months ago
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    Your German will need to be up to scratch to read this website, but if not you can get the general idea from having a quick scan & looking at the pictures.

    The beer bike is a bicycle made for several people where they are sitting perpendicular to the direction of travel.   The pedalers are the paying public whilst the driver is the tour guide & faces forwards & steering.   A barman serves beer to the pedalers.

  • beer drinking with diabetes

    8 years 9 months ago
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  • Homebrew: Insane Pale Ale

    1 year 2 months ago
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    Due to impending redundancy from work & a house move, I will have to stop brewing for a while.   So to use up most of my remaining ingredients I've made Insane Pale Ale.   My American Pale Ale & Hoppy Bitter both went down a treat with friends, so I'm going for more of the same but with all the dials turned up to 11.

  • Minimum Price for Alcoholic Drinks

    1 year 1 month ago
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    From the story in the link above, there is a proposal to bring in a minimum price for alcoholic drinks.   The price would be 50p per unit of alcohol as a minimum.

    I welcome this news.   Although I don't  like new rules & regulations, this seems entirely fair.

  • The 2009 Bradford Beer Festival weekend, Day 2

    1 year 2 months ago
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    Image removed.After the departure of AW for a conference in Leeds, we cought the train North to Ilkley to Image removed.

  • The 2009 Bradford Beer Festival weekend, Day 1

    1 year 2 months ago
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    This weekend was the 2009 Bradford Beer Festival in Saltaire, West Yorkshire.   This is a fantastic weekend not just because of the beer festival - which isn't bad at all - but because there are so many great pubs around Bradford for making a weekend of it.

    So early on Friday myself, MU & newbie to the Bradford experience AW drove over to Bradford & dumped the car for the weekend - drinking & driving doesn't mix kids!

  • Belgian Blondes, Dubbels & Tripels

    1 year 2 months ago
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    Belgians have a long history of brewing in many different styles, contrasting with the German's who tend to make beer around the pale lager theme.

  • Rauchbier or smoked beer

    1 year 2 months ago
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    Rauchbier is a beer brewed with some smoked barley.   All beer used to be smoked beer.   The barley is dried after it is brought in from the fields over a beechwood fire, which imparts a smokey flavour to the barley & hence the beer made from it.   Only with the advent of kiln drying & the use of coke did the smokey flavour dissapear, leading to beers with more subtle flavours like pale ales & pilsners.

  • 99p for a pint

    1 year 1 month ago
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    Wetherspoon's are selling Greene King IPA at 99p in there January sale & San Miguel at the same price.

    Firstly, I think that's a fair price considering the quality of the beers.   I'd still rather pay the extra quid for a decent pint.