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  • Water chemistry for brewing

    2 months 2 weeks ago
    Comments: 2

    The dissolved salts in the water used for brewing affect the flavour of the finished beer.

  • Cockermouth beer festival, 2007

    2 months 2 weeks ago
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    We went to the Cockermouth Beer Festival last Friday for our last beer fest of the year (not long 'til National Winterfest in Manchester in Jan and Gosport Winterfest in Feb!). It was *much* better than last year, still some of the beer had an unpleasant TCP-like taste, but much less so than last year.

  • Beer Laws

    2 months 2 weeks ago
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    Whilst at Uni in Manchester a group of us came up with some beer laws.   Like all good science, anyone could make a hypothesis and then everyone tried to find if it was true.   These seem to have stood the test of time;

    1. Avoid pubs that end in an apostrophy s. 

  • Alexander Wines, Coventry

    2 months 2 weeks ago
    Comments: 4

    This shop is has very awkward opening hours. They open at lunchtime and then close until tea time. Whenever I'm in Coventry I only ever think to buy beer from here about 3 o'clock so I can get the lagers cooling in the fridge for the evening. And they are closed.

  • Waterloo Arms, Southampton

    2 months 2 weeks ago
    Comments: 2

    The Waterloo in Freemantle sells most of the beers from the Hopback brewery plus a guest.  This should be enough to sell this pub to anyone.  Has a couple of beer fests per year.   There would appear to be a bit of a rock/goth thing going on too - which adds a bit of coolness to a otherwise classic style boozer.