The ale of friendship – savour that beer

It’s not surprising that as we start on the road map out of a very strange year indeed, that so many of us crave a simple yet magical thing which has been denied us – a beer with our mates. Even as I type, the very thought of it fills me with joy and so many plans for...

Back to the future for beer

If you were a beer loving astronaut just back from a 5-year trip to Mars – as you do – you would be forgiven for thinking that a new wave of breweries had reinvented your beloved beer. You’d be faced with a plethora of new styles, techniques and ingredients launching...

Farewell to Max…

Sad news today, as Rachel and me said farewell to our long-time companion – brewery dog Max. We were told that it was the kindest thing to do, but it was also the hardest thing to do as well. We enjoyed 16 years of this little bugger’s company and we know how fond so...

Beer Push new dates announced…

#beerpush is back on and I am delighted to announce new dates for 2022 – 31 March – 9 April I am remaining training but with social distancing guidelines likely to be around in some shape or form for 2021 it seemed sensible to wait a little while longer....

Pintail pops up on national TV

Alan Titchmarsh pairs pies with Pintail… Well, it was proud pie and pint day when our Moon Gazer Pintail was featured on ITVs Love Your Weekend Show. It’s been a rubbish year for so many of us and this was a real treat in amongst of the the other stuff we have had to...

Time to raise a glass to your local charity heroes

By losing the pubs its not just beer lovers who are missing out. As I tap away at the laptop we are starting a new national lockdown and pubs across our county are closed. When will they reopen? Hard to say really but chatting to pub owners not many hold out much hope...