Category Archives: Blog

I’m not blogging about real ale much these days, too busy brewing and selling/distributing it. There are blogs going back to 2010 here – please be aware of this when reading them : pubs can change a lot very quickly!

The Village Maid, Bradfield

It’s a freeouse, and on the bar today were Adnams Mosaic Pale Ale, Woodford Wherry, and London Pride, with a blackboard showing that Timothy Taylor’s Landlord was up next. Which was nice.

5th Annual Victoria Inn Beer Festival

Apocalypse Brau, a mix of Great Heck’s ‘legendary’ ‘Yakima IPA’ and their ‘Patrick’ Irish Stout was in cracking form, with Brass Castle’s Bad Kitty and Hazelnut Mild not far behind.

Colchester XXXth Beer Festival

We made a couple of off-peak visits to the XXXth Colchester Beer Festival this year – the members-only preview evening on the Monday, and a tea-time visit later in the week.