Posts about "beer"

Cloned Beer Reviews: Guinness Original

Published on 28 November 2022 in , , ,

A can of Guinness Original next to a plain, unbranded brown glass bottle

There was a time where, if I was in a pub and there was no real ale, or if there was and it was absolutely terrible (gone off, poorly looked after, or whatever), I'd go for a pint of stout.  And that usually meant Guinness.  Recently I tried to brew my own version of the black stuff, because why not?

Proud of British Beer

Published on 1 March 2011 in , ,

This nation should be celebrating a high quality beverage produced by highly skilled craftsmen. One of the few things we actually make in our country. We should be celebrating and ringing its name on high.

Links for 17 March 2010

Published on 17 March 2010 in , , , , , , , ,

GMG to drop original programming and cut staff at Channel M – guardian.co.uk Says something about local TV in the UK if Guardian Media Group can't even make it work in a city the size of Manchester. Sam Smiths Pubs Locations Sam Smiths are a strange company. They don't do music. They don't advertise. Food is usually very basic. It's hard to buy their beers anywhere other than their pubs. They only sell their own products, with the odd exception of McCoy's crisps. They don't even have a website. Their pubs don't even have their logo on it. They don't particularly innovate. At all. And they haven't put their prices up (bar duty) for about 18 years, so you can get a pint for less than £2. Oh and they have some of the finest, best looking and well looked after pubs you'll find in the UK. But you'd never know where they are. Unless someone created a website to tell you… Top marks to James Gretton then! A brief view of the power of Samuel Smiths Old Brewey – Tadcaster From BBC's Inside Out Yorks and Lincs, a different insight into the strange world of Sam Smiths, and their... View Article