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Culture, East, Eats and Drinks, Events, London

Craft Beer Rising 2016

Will the public’s thirst for craft beer ever falter? I reckon nah. We, the British public just cannot get enough of the stuff with more independent breweries and micro-breweries around than ever. We’ve had enough of cheap, weak euro-lager, and instead want to whet our whistle with strong, hoppy, fragrant brews. Craft Beer Rising is the most exciting of all the beer festivals, and since its first outing at the Old Truman Brewery four years ago, it continues to grow and grow. This  ...

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East, Eats and Drinks, Eats and Drinks, Lifestyle, London, Pubs, Restaurants and bars

The Trading House

Arriving to the pub by a horse drawn old-fashioned omnibus was something of an experience. That’s legit what happened when I was invited to the Blogger Preview evening of new drinking hole, The Trading House slap bang in the middle of the City. Priding itself on a teeming gin menu, expertly blended cocktails, craft beers and a bloody good menu too, if the preview evening was anything to go by, this place is going to be a FAVE. It was a buff evening. We arrived at St Pauls station to  ...

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East, Eats and Drinks, Eats and Drinks, Lifestyle, London, Restaurants and bars

Bierschenke

I LOVE BEER. In fact, when I came cantering into the blogging world all wide-eyed and dizzy, my first ever blog post was about beer. So last week when the lovely lot over at genius food app Zomato invited me to a beer tasting evening at Bierschenke I said YES PLEASE very loudly. Situated in the heart of the city between Liverpool Street and Bank, Bierschenke offers a Bavarian Bierkeller experience right in the middle of the big smoke. Filled with long wooden tables and bar girls in gingham  ...

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Eats and Drinks, Eats and Drinks, Lifestyle, London, North, Pubs

Pub Pondering: The Euston Tap/The Cider Tap

Unless you’ve genuinely been living under a rock or a pebble or some other igneous-based denĀ for the past year, you’ll have noticed that the Craft Beer revolution is in FULL SWING. Beer is shaking off its flat-cap wearing CAMRA grandaddy appearance and is being reclaimed by young, groovy dudes who are genuinely passionate about brewing (did you know there’s a FOUR YEAR beer brewing degreeĀ at Heriot Watt now?!) and setting up mini micro breweries all over the city. However,  ...

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