Category Archives: Gloucester

Gloucester CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival 2018 – The One That Nearly Got Away!

[This article was written for the Gloucester CAMRA Beer Festival Website] There are some events that mark a milestone in the year: events that you look forward to from one year to the next; events that you plan your life … Continue reading

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Goodbye to the Gloucester Citizen

This week sees the demise of the Gloucester Citizen as a daily newspaper. It will move to a new weekly publication from 12 October. It will retain its on-line presence, but nonetheless this is a sad day for a Gloucester … Continue reading

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Post Beer Festival Ponderings #2: The Four Stages of a Beer Festival

In my last blog I pondered the changing fashions in beer styles, based on the admittedly limited sample of one beer festival. Fashions for beer styles come and go: light and hoppy one year, dark and rich the next. One … Continue reading

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Post Beer Festival Ponderings #1: This Year’s Style

As heavily plugged in my last blog, it was the Gloucester CAMRA Beer Festival last weekend. As usual, it was an excellent event and I enjoyed the weekend enormously from both sides of the bar. The visitors also seemed to … Continue reading

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Beer Appreciation

I’ve been thinking about beer appreciation this week. Perhaps this is not surprising as I have spent several days setting up the Gloucester CAMRA Beer and Cider Festival which starts this Friday. However, the beer festival is only peripherally responsible … Continue reading

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A Hyperbole Party

Hyperbole is great isn’t it? No, it’s better than great; it’s bloody fantastic. It’s the best thing ever. Words cannot describe how good it is: it’s the best thing since sliced bread. It’s better than sex. Hyperbole is a very … Continue reading

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Gloucester’s Pubs Coming Under a New Dominion

I heard some interesting news this week that will have a potentially big impact on some of Gloucester’s most historic pubs*: the Chapman Group has been acquired by Dominion Hospitality. The Chapman Group owns The New Inn, Dick Whittington and … Continue reading

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