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Rich's Beer Blog - Keeping it local

Posted by Simon Clarke on

  Hi Everyone I hope you are all enjoying the fine beer drinking weather we have been having, I know I have. We should all do our bit to try and support local business and I have been lucky enough to get hold of some beer from a new brewery in Birmingham called the Indian Brewery. They have been selling beer since June 2015 they say on their website that they brew some “awesome craft beers” and that they are “influenced by natural elements”. I managed to get my paws on four of their beers, Indian summer, IPA, Peacock and...

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Has CAMRA lost its way?

Posted by Simon Clarke on

Hi all, this time I thought I would write a quick blog about the topic of CAMRA, as it has been in the news recently for both good and bad reasons. Before we get started I have nothing bad against CAMARA as I used to be a member and I think they have done a good job with real ale. CAMRA was set up back in 1971 as during this time brewers were moving away from traditional real ales and more towards mass produced dull beers. Without them setting CAMRA up, we could all be drink boring beer and who...

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Richard's Beer Blog Belgian Review

Posted by Simon Clarke on

Hi all this month I thought I would review some beers from the country that have given us chips and mayonnaise, tintin and the saxophone yes you guessed it Belgium. If anyone managed to get to Simon’s Belgium beer tasting night hopefully this should bring back some memories as some of these beers are heavy hitters in the alcohol stakes. A quick history of Belgium beer, beer brewing in its basic forms can be traced back many thousands of years as it was an everyday drink as in the UK. Wine was and still is cultivated in Belgium and this...

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Richard Vinnicombe's Beer Blog - Craft Beer!

Posted by Simon Clarke on

   Hi all, before I get writing my first blog with Simon, I thought I would just give you a bit of my back ground how this came about After a few beers at one of Simons great tasting evenings we got on to the topic of a beer blog.  I thought, well I have drunk my fair share of beer, have an interest in brewing and drinking it so, why not try to write a few words down. I’m just your average Joe working a 9-5 job, married with kids, I  have been drinking real ale since I was...

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