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Dusseldorf, Germany

In September 2015 I spent a long weekend in Dusseldorf. It’s a brilliant place – loads of culture (although I didn’t see much) – but most importantly, it’s Old Town has over 200 bars in a 1/2 square mile! And so it began…  The first night we headed to the centre of Old Town and… Read more »

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Prague

I spent the weekend in Prague to sample a few of the local bevvies. It’s quite different to the UK because most pubs only serve one beer (and it’s usually Kozel or Pilsner). But rather than keg lager like we have in the UK which is pasteurised (to last longer) and carbonised (because apparently we… Read more »

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Ascot Beer Festival

Ascot race course had their 8th annual CAMRA beer festival last weekend. They had over 240 ales and 30 ciders. Here’s some of the ones I tried… Thirst Past The Post – Festival Special– Festival Special 7.5/10 A very tasty ruby ale. I don’t normally drink red ales, but this was a great surprise. 5%… Read more »

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Kent Life Hops n Harvest

I had a great time at the Kent Life beer festival. There were around 50 real ales and real ciders from local breweries. Here’s a quick review of the ones we tried: Blonde Ambition Tonbridge brewery Good session ale. Citrus notes. 6/10 Dartford Wobbler Millis “Full bodied bitter with a dark roasted malt finish” Very… Read more »