Category Archives: Beer

A Dog on Deck

Despite my obvious interest in the beer industry, I only have limited experience working behind a bar. So far, I’ve poured pints at CAMRA beer festivals, my own Festival of Brewers and some other special events hosted by local breweries. So, when an opportunity to become a ‘Dog on Deck’ came up with Brewdog, I thought it was a good chance to really see the behind the scenes working of a busy City Centre bar.

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My Lithuania Beer Adventure Part VI – Kuro Aparatūra

After visiting the wonderful Sakiškių Alus on the outskirts of Vilnius, Tomas and I headed back towards the centre to visit our second brewery. One of two breweries in Vilnius centre, our next stop was Kuro Aparatūra.

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My Lithuania Beer Adventure Part V – Sakiškių Alus

After a long day one, visiting four breweries in Kaunas, the next day took me to a further three breweries. This time, though, Tomas and I headed to Lithuania’s capital city, Vilnius. Our first stop was Sakiškių Alus on the outskirts of the city, in a beautiful location.

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West Coast Rock Brewery

Whilst the craft beer boom has matured in some major Northern towns and cities, it has been a little slower on the up take in others. On a recent trip to Blackpool, I visited West Coast Rock Brewery. Here, they are developing their craft, and bringing Blackpool drinkers along with them on the journey.

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My Lithuania Beer Adventure Part IV – Kauno Alus

As day one drew to a close on my Lithuanian beer adventure, Tomas, Big M and I visited our fourth and final brewery. Having been to Apynys, Avilys and Genys, our last stop of the day was one of Lithuania’s oldest running breweries – Kauno Alus.

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Festival of Brewers Focus – Wishbone Brewery

Based in Keighley, Wishbone Brewery will be travelling the furthest to bring beer to Festival of Brewers. Brewing since 2011, head brewer Adrian Chapman has proven himself to be a quality beer producer, and he isn’t afraid to offer an opinion or two on the beer industry.

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Festival of Brewers Focus – Quirky Ales

Found in Garforth, one of Leeds’ suburbs, Quirky Ales perfectly fits the bill of our small and independent approach to Festival of Brewers. The Quirky Ales brewery and tap room are proving themselves to be a great addition to the local community, under the guidance of Head Brewer and co-owner, Mike Quirk.

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Festival of Brewers Focus – Wilde Child Brewing Co.

Joining the breweries taking part in the Festival of Brewers is Wilde Child Brewing Co. Pushing boundaries from day one, Wilde Child have recently outgrown their garage brewery and now have a microbrewery in Armley, Leeds. Here, owner Keir McAllister-Wilde is looking to expand on his already strong brand and reputation.

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Festival of Brewers Focus – Nomadic Beers

Here’s the first of a series of articles that will focus on some of our participating breweries at Festival of Brewers 2018 – Leeds. Creating beer on historic brew kit that has seen award winning brewers hone their craft, Nomadic Beers have big shoes to fill. But, even after just 18 months of trading, they seem to be doing a pretty good job of it!

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My Lithuania Beer Adventure Part II – Avilys

After an incredible start to my visit to Lithuania at Apynys Brewery (click HERE to read my blog about Apynys), Tomas and Modestas accompanied me to the second brewery of the tour. Next up Avilys, which is Kaunas’ only brew pub, and a real attraction for people visiting Kaunas’ Old Town.

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