Category: beer

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Mocktails and Alcohol Free Beer

Boycotting the booze?   I recently wrote about the rise of mocktails. This was looking at the relative dearth of high quality, alcohol free cocktails. I was commenting on the...

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Great British Beer

I’ve had quite a beer soaked week so far. It is the Great British Beer Festival this week. This was preceded by my first ever British Beer Writers Guild event,...

Two Tailed Lion Leicester

Welcome to the Two-Tailed Lion

It’s been a good month for new pub openings in Leicester and Leicestershire. The Castle Inn on Castle Street, Mill Hill Cask & Coffee in Enderby and, the only one...

beer keg, handpull, real ale

Fancy a pint?

Beer lovers have been delighted to welcome The Head of Steam to Leicester this month. They kindly invited me along to their press launch so I could see for myself...

Mash and Press Anstey

A Leicestershire Treasure

We’ve been treated to a very special pop up pub this weekend. Anstey Ale have moved their brewery to new premises on Albion Street in Anstey, and during the move...

Leicester Beer Festival 2018

Leicester Beer Festival 2018

There is only one thing that happens in March around these parts, and that is the beer festival. Here’s what I thought about last year.  In January we all recover...

Tryanuary Leicester

Tryanuary: The Leicester Tweet Up

So Leicester hit the town last night in the previously mentioned Tryanuary tweet up. A good time was had by all and many local brews and hostelries were sampled, all...

Tryanuary Leicester

Tryanuary 2018: Leicestershire Edition

Scroll down for events and offers I’ve always been a big fan of Tryanuary here on the blog. This is the very sensible response to the knee jerk reaction of...