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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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Gloucester CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival: The Final Countdown

The Gloucester CAMRA Beer & Cider Festival is almost upon us, taking place in the historic Blackfriars Priory next weekend, from Friday 22nd to Saturday 23rd April.

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Revitalising CAMRA: Part II

Yesterday I gave a brief introduction to the CAMRA Revitalisation Project; today I’m sharing my initial thoughts. As I explained yesterday, CAMRA is conducting a Consultation Survey which asks who CAMRA should represent in the future: just real ale drinkers … Continue reading

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Another New Bar for Gloucester: Brewhouse and Kitchen

Last night I had the pleasure of visiting Gloucester’s newest bar: the Brewhouse and Kitchen at Gloucester Docks. The pub doesn’t formally open until Sunday, but from Thursday it opened its doors to invited guests to allow them a sneak … Continue reading

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