Category Archives: Pubs & Drinking

Anything to do with pubs (mostly those in Gloucester), drinking or things that effect pubs and drinking.

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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Should Craft Beer be more Affordable?

There has been much debate about the price of craft beer recently. Although some craft beer is undoubtedly very good, I generally don’t tend to concern myself with it too much. The whole concept of craft beer seems to me … Continue reading

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Dry January vs. Tryanuary

Happy New Year! We are well into January now, so it’s probably too late to say that, but this is my first blog of 2018 so give me a break. How are your New Year resolutions going? It is that … Continue reading

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Beer for Breakfast

It is 9:30 on a Saturday morning and you find yourself in the pub; what are you drinking? Let me clarify: This is not a special occasion such as a wedding, when you may be expected to indulge in a … 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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