Category: Beer

19 June 2022

Blowing My Own Trumpet

Towards the end of last year I came across something called the Virtual Beer School, an on-line tutor led beer course that takes you through the first level of the Cicerone Beer Accreditation. It looked like the kind of thing I would really enjoy, but I wasn’t sure I could justify the expense at the time. Fast forward a few weeks and the inevitable question […]

8 June 2022

Beer Guide London Visits 14 – Central

On the 24th February what most of the world hoped wouldn’t happen happened. Russian forces rolled in to Ukraine. A couple of days later I decided to head in to London to see what, if anything, was happening at the respective Embassies and elsewhere. I made my to Notting Hill and walked to the Russian Embassy where a large, noisy, crowd had assembled to protest. […]

31 May 2022

Prague Bars

As usual with any trip I had the Untappd app to help with bar information, but for Prague I had an even better source of information. The Beer Guide Prague website and app is a sister of Beer Guide London and proved invaluable. Fred, the guy behind it and all of the other apps in the series, knows his stuff, despite living in California. At […]

30 May 2022

Czeching It Out.

As February half term approached more and more countries were relaxing their COVID releated entry rules making travel easier. Unfortunately we had tickets for the Eurostar to Brussels and Belgium was one of the countries that was still insisting on a period of quarantine upon entry, and that effectively meant that the majority of our trip would be spent within our hotel room. Luckily Eurostar […]

11 May 2022

Beer Guide London Visits 13 – Twickenham

So after the trip to Prague, I’ll tell you about it soon, I promise, I decided to stick to a quick local visit. I took the 490 bus from the Cargo Centre at Heathrow and jumped off in Twickenham. From the centre it is a 10 minute stroll in the direction of Strawberry Hill to the recently opened riverside brewery and taproom of Jawbone Brewing. […]

22 April 2022

Beer Guide London Visits 12 – West London

After my birthday excursion I decided to have a quieter day and visit some of my more local Guide entries. The previous day must have been good because I started this outing by making the amateur mistake of not double checking opening times. Thus I found myself at 13:00 outside a bar that didn’t open until 16:00. Oops. I suppose I could have just waited […]

7 April 2022

Beer Guide London Visits 11 – Weekday Openers

One of the more annoying aspects of visiting the Guide entries is the fact that a number of them only open during the week, understandably as the areas they tend to be in have very little, or no, residential presence. For those of us who also work Monday to Friday it makes visiting a bit trickier. However, this year, my birthday fell on a Friday […]

20 February 2022

Beer Guide London Visits 8 – Richmond

Despite choosing to avoid going out in order to ensure my Ukraine trip went ahead I couldn’t avoid having to to and get some last minute bits and pieces, so I figured it would be rude not to pop in to a couple of local bars too. I began in Richmond, starting at Richmond Tap Tavern. Despite it’s central location in the town it is […]