Category Archives: Gloucester

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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Gloucester Blues Festival 2016 Part 2

There are occasions in life which, often for reasons that are not immediately obvious, become imbued with special meaning and significance. These are times when friendships are forged, reinforced or renewed. Times when people are drawn together through shared interests, … Continue reading

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Gloucester Blues Festival 2016 Part 1

It is once again that joyous and liver-challenging time of year when the pubs of Gloucester give themselves over to the annual Gloucester Rhythm & Blues Festival. The Blues Festival started on Saturday (23rd), with the Cafe Rene Blues Festival … Continue reading

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