CASK IN ANCOATS, CACK AT THE ETIHAD

Am I allowed to use the word “cack” ?  My mum says cack-handed, so must be OK. Into Manchester, having narrowly avoided being lynched for missing the second “k” out of Kirkby Lonsdale (thanks Russ). Or more properly, into Salford, where I was spending a night in romantic Weaste. Never been before, a semi-mythical place… Continue reading CASK IN ANCOATS, CACK AT THE ETIHAD

WILD MEN IN THE WILD CAT OF STIRCHLEY

  I left the highlight of my recent Brum Boozer Bonanza ’till last.  A trip to the home of top Midlands photographer Peter Allen to tick the Wildcat Tap in Stirchley. In a rare moment of fallibility, the Beer Guide map places Stirchley pretty much where Sandwell starts.  It would also have been a rare moment of GBG… Continue reading WILD MEN IN THE WILD CAT OF STIRCHLEY

INDY MAN ’17 – AMONGST WOLVES

Two competing blog posts to finish today; the monthly review and my annual reflection on Indy Man Beer Con, which at least this year I can remember. Once more, the Bath’s the Star. One of the great venues anywhere, and the main reason I come back each year despite telling you consistently that beer festivals… Continue reading INDY MAN ’17 – AMONGST WOLVES