Wakefield Beer Exchange

Wakefield Beer Exchange opened in December, shortly before I moved to town. Once the mayhem of Christmas was out of the way I visited for the first time, and since then I’ve jumped at every opportunity to return… The Beer Exchange is light and spacious, with striking black and white artwork on the walls. It

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Hello Wakefield!

Slowly but surely, West Yorkshire has beckoned me back. It’s odd how Leeds and its environs feel more like home than the London suburb in which I grew up, but the fact is this: with each move I’ve been drawn closer and closer to the area I fell in love with six years ago. From

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GBBF 2015 In Tweeted Pictures

I’ve already written about the Champion Bottled Beer of Britain judging and GBBF for work, so here I’ll let the pictures I tweeted on the day do (most of) the talking… Such a #craftwanker that even my water tastes of citrus First beer of the day on a rooftop overlooking Olympia with Truman’s Lovely horses,

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Pure North Cider Press Cafe

I recently moved to the outskirts of a little village near Holmfirth in West Yorkshire, to be nearer to my other half’s current place of work. We had to find a place to live fairly quickly, and knowing that there were a couple of decent bars in Holmfirth I wasn’t too stressed about finding somewhere

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Wetherspoons Revisited

“Ooh, I love a bit of ‘Spoons.” I’ve uttered this phrase a number of times, in the tone of someone admitting a secret that makes them feel slightly dirty. It’s like admitting you watch Jeremy Kyle. (Disclaimer: we don’t watch broadcast TV in our house, so no Jezza for me these days!) Back at uni

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A Missive From The Whirlwind

Hello beeries! This blog has been awfully neglected lately; life has been mad. I always admire those dedicated bloggers who can sit down after a hectic day and write a fantastic post, it’s a skill that I am unlikely to ever acquire. We can but try, and so here’s a brief update on what’s been going on

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Cans vs Bottles: The Taste Test

I actually considered not running this post for a while, lest I am accused of writing only about contentious subjects post leaflet debacle; fuck it though, it’s what’s at the top of the write-up list (and hardly a hot button topic any more).  Bottles. Cans. There has been extensive discussion about the pros and cons, including this

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CAMRA’s Sexist Young Members Leaflet

Earlier today, my attention was drawn to this leaflet. No, it’s not advertising a tacky pin-up Freshers club night. It’s the new Young Members leaflet from the Campaign for Real Ale, sent out to affiliated university real ale societies for them to distribute to students. This leaflet is supposed to encourage young people to join CAMRA.

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