A Year in Beer – 50th beer special

Like the aftermath of a good party, all that was left were the empty glasses, the hollowed-out shells of spent party poppers, misshapen glittery hats and a lingering sense that something great had happened, but was now gone. Over. Finished. The Year in Beer is complete. And it went out on a high. Mrs Running…

A Year in Beer – August

Here we go. We’re galloping into the final furlong. We’re rounding the bend into the final straight. This is almost the end. Almost a year after starting my Year in Beer challenge, I am sitting down to write about beers 46 to 49. And through no planning on my part whatsoever, I have managed to…

Beer, there and everywhere

A man was on his way to his brother’s wedding. The wedding was in north Wales. This meant a journey of several hundred miles by car and, being the adventurous and romantic sort, the man opts to take the slower but more picturesque route through the beautiful English/Welsh borders countryside, arriving with a bounce in…

A Year in Beer – July

And so to part two of the June/July double bill. Not read June’s entry yet? Click here to visit that month’s entry. Week 41 – Adnams Explorer Adnams make the tasty Broadside beer (Mrs RB and I think it’s tasty at any rate) and Explorer is another from their range. A clear pint with a…

A Year in Beer – June

Special offer: two for one on Year in Beer entries. I’m a little bit late in getting my Year in Beer blog posts updated so here, for your reading pleasure, is the first of a June/July two-part blog post. Nine beers for the price of, well, you’re not actually paying for this so, for free.…

From supermarket beer to super beer

Have you heard of Brewdog? Brewdog are a Scottish brewery with a canny eye for self-publicity and a “punk” attitude to creating beer. Whilst it would appear that there are mixed feelings about the Brewdog approach to selling beer (many blog inches have been filled with the good, the bad and the was-that-a-tank? of Brewdog’s…