Archive for the ‘Beer’ Category

English Civil War Football League Table

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 7:20 4 Comments

It started from one of those conversations. They generally involve yourself, a mate, a pub, and the consumption of a few pints of beer whilst having a general chat about not much at all. Anyway, as these things do, the conversation turned to ancient battles and ancient civilisations, and reporting news of battles — the [...]

This was posted under category: Beer, History, Oddities

On The Booze: A Survey

Wednesday, September 9, 2009 7:20 44 Comments

There was a lot in the press recently about English holidaymakers drinking a lot of alcohol whilst on holiday. One quote in particular caught my eye: English holidaymakers are turning to drink on their breaks with the average adult consuming eight alcoholic drinks a day, a survey suggests.BBC News: English Turn To Booze On Holiday [...]

This was posted under category: Beer, Life, Science

Kopparberg Promo

Monday, July 27, 2009 7:20 177 Comments

So there I was, wandering out for a drink one evening with a good mate of mine. I was due to meet him at a pub on Newcastle’s Quayside called ‘The Akenside’, only as I approached, I noticed something was going on outside. A gentleman on a bicycle was handing out fruit, and people were [...]

This was posted under category: Beer, Branding

Bad Medicine

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 18:30 22 Comments

…I feel slightly nauseous myself, having just used a Bon Jovi song title, but it’s perhaps the most one I could think of for this quotation I came across. To set the scene: the article talks about drugs used as a legal ‘high’ — stuff like Salvia, amyl nitrate and isobutyl nitrate, which do not [...]

This was posted under category: Beer, Media, Science

BALTIC, EatNG, what do I think of my friend Pybus

Friday, May 8, 2009 7:06 12 Comments

It was one of our “family outing thingummies”. There’s currently an event on in NewcastleGateshead (the gestalt entity formed from Newcastle and Gateshead councils to promote events across the two) called EAT! Newcastle Gateshead, which is not, as it may initially sound, a command to consume the region, but is instead a festival of food. [...]

This was posted under category: Beer, Local Interest, Newcastle United, Reviews, The Pickards

Twewers – twittering brewers

Saturday, May 2, 2009 18:24 37 Comments

As some of you may already be aware, I am quite a fan of the stuff known as real ale. You know, beer with flavour in it. I am also quite a fan of twitter, for rapid little conversations on t’internet. After talking about the Newcastle Beer Festival on this site and on twitter, I [...]

This was posted under category: Beer, twitter