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  • Cantillon - not your avarage brewery visit

    7 months 3 weeks ago
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    The Cantillon brewery is home to some of the most famous lambic style beers.   They are holding a public brewing session at the Brussels Gueuze Museum this Saturday 8th November, where they will show the public how they make their gueuze & lambic beers.

  • Kro Bar, Manchester

    8 months ago
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    This is a great bar.   Definitely not a pub - a bar.   Several different European lagers (most are good ones too) on tap plus up to 4 real ales on.   Several different foreign bottled beers in the fridge behind the bar too.   Lively & probably gets rammed at weekends but they have plenty of space to sit.

  • The Angel, Manchester

    8 months ago
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    The Beer House closed & there was a long pause.   Then I discovered that The Angel was open.   The big sign to be seen from the road still says "The Beer House" but over the door & on the blackboards it says "The Angel".

  • Court Inn, Durham

    8 months ago
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    A friendly pub next to the jail (wait...what?) with two real ales.   Clearly big on food & promotions of alcopop, but we liked it & sat outside by a horse stood there whilst waiting for a wedding around the corner.   The horse, not us.

  • July 2008: Sainsbury's to sell more premium beers

    7 months 3 weeks ago
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    Talking Retail have a story on their website that Sainsbury's have looked at 100 different premium beers and will choose 15 to go into their stores in August 2008.   This can only be good news for good beer drinkers and the people who brew it.   People are changing there habits to drinking less but of higher quality beers and this is obviously reflecting that.

    The beers are;

  • Poperings Hommelbier

    8 months ago
    Comments: 1

    Easy drinking with a good balance of hop over a pale, but not too light, finish.

  • The Armoury, Shrewsbury

    8 months ago
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    A large smart eating pub with lots of bare brick, proper wood & books.   A good selection of beers including the ever popular Salopian Shropshire Gold.   Good beer in a good environment.   Not suprisingly, busy at lunchtime.

  • The Shrewsbury Hotel, Shrewsbury

    8 months ago
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    Wetherspoons has been criticised for poor service in the past but this took the biscuit.   We waited ages to get served amongst a huge crowd of punters at 11.30 in the morning.   It appeared to be one girl's first day serving - talk about a baptism of fire!

    Good beer at reasonable price but you know where the savings have been made.

    Wood's Shropshire Lad was smashing here, Titanic White Star good too.

  • The Salopian Bar, Shrewsbury

    8 months ago
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    Surely the best pub in Shrewsbury!   Modern with film posters on the walls and flowers on the tables.   A good selection of beers.   Dark Star's Hophead was there when we visited - a splendid pint but difficult to find in the south let alone 200 miles away from the brewery.

  • Ridgeway Bad Elf

    8 months ago
    Comments: 1

    IPA in the English style with a good earthy hoppiness but not too much bitterness in this pale beer.