Bermondsey Beer Mile: New Moves Afoot

There are moves afoot along the Bermondsey Beer Mile. They mark a critical juncture for the breweries concerned, and they represent a significant milestone for the beer mile itself. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then read on… (more…)


Maidenhead Beer festival 2017

This year’s Maidenhead Beer Festival is moving. The annual event organised by Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead CAMRA will be held at a new venue and in a different calendar slot than the past couple of years. The new venue is Maidenhead’s Magnet Leisure Centre and the dates are Thursday through Saturday, 19 to 21 October. For full details visit the various social media links below… (more…)

Great Welsh Beer Festival 2017

It’s that time of year again: when Mr & Mrs Fueled by Beer cross the Severn Bridge for a weekend of merriment in Cardiff. As in previous years we’ll be volunteering on the Saturday ale bar, and getting all tongue-twisted as we struggle to pronounce the names of Welsh breweries and their beers (after four years we still can’t say “Gŵyl Fawr Cwrw a Seidr Cymru”). The festival runs Thursday through Saturday, 21st-23rd September at The Depot Cardiff. For further details, both before and during the event, visit the various social media links below…


Cantwell Rising: You Can’t Keep A Good Dick Down

Dick Cantwell

Now I’ve got your attention, here’s some really welcome news from across the pond. Everyone who knows me from my years in Seattle understands that I was extremely partial to Elysian: the brewery, its brewpubs, its beers, the Trip Series of collabs with New Belgium, and the monthly Twelve Beers of the Apocalypse series and events marking the end of the world in 2012. All this was while co-founder Dick Cantwell was at the helm and before his partners sold out to AB-InBev in 2015. So, imagine how pleased I was to read of Dick’s imminent return to the brewing business. Read on…