Wantage Beer Festival 2017 – In Review

White Horse CAMRA’s Beer Festival recently concluded at The Beacon Wantage and Mr Fueled by Beer visited on opening day, Friday, for the meet the brewer session. The festival, which provided a great showcase for the area’s small-batch brewers as well as brewers from further afield, was well attended and declared a great success. The organisers look forward to repeating the event in 2018… (more…)

The Three Guineas at Reading Station

London brewery and pubco, Fuller’s, recently completed a major renovation at Reading Station’s Three Guineas and the pub has reopened with a whole new look. No matter what you may think of brewery tied pubs, Fuller’s deserves recognition for its investment in high quality venues at major transport hubs. Reading joins earlier station projects at King’s Cross; Paddington and Euston(more…)

Protecting Our Pubs: Assets Of Community Value

Following our return to the UK in 2013, after it became clear that the brewery-centric approach used in Seattle wouldn’t work here, we refocused the blog on CAMRA beer festivals and LocAle accredited pubs. Since that time we have found that except for its focus on cask ale and a different route to market, the UK brewery scene isn’t so different from our experiences in the US. This cannot be said, however, about the pub sector… (more…)