Category: Beer Diary

Oct 03

Cast Iron Roasted Coffee

I am still on my journey to learn more about coffee and received the second bag chosen by the Coffee Roasters through my letterbox. This was a gift from my children for my last birthday. I love it. The gift that keeps on giving. I must admit that I was a little disappointed when I …

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Sep 19

Away day to Winsford

My second away trip of the football season saw me following Darwen AFC  away to Winsford in the North West Counties League. My first ever visit to Winsford which lies an hour or so away down to M6. The Pub – The Red Lion (1 Wharton Road CW73AA) I had checked Untappd to find a …

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Nov 18

Message in a Bottle

It is Children in Need time again and it brings to mind the advice of the late, great Terry Wogan. He famously said that he hadn’t got millions of listeners, he only had one. He was in a studio and imagining broadcasting to a single person listening to their radio. I experienced that day after …

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Nov 12

Cloudwater’s banging bass and chill-out room

I am very old and was around in Manchester at the end of the 80s as rave was picking up a head of steam. The bass would get you and become addictive. Sometimes, you might need to step out for a minute or two before your brain exploded. Now in my late 40s, I get …

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Sep 18

4 bottled gems from Rammy Craft

Our beer adventures seem to have been inextricably linked to Matt and Rammy Craft. His beers were on our first ever farmers’ market stall and we have been regular customers of his ever since we first bumped into his wife, Lysha at Summerseat Garden Centre about 3 and a half years ago. Matt was ill …

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Sep 06

Getting Serious with Jenny

You may well know that we sell our bottles beers on our stall at local farmers’ markets. We have a core group of regulars who come looking for a beer and a chat. They don’t expect fancy labels and slick branding. In fact, that is the opposite of what they want. We sell more of …

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Jul 23

Why having no time or money is a good thing

We are 3 years into our beery adventure and we still have no time or money. We reckon that is a good thing. It all started with a stall selling interesting bottled beer at a local farmers’ market. We had no idea at the time that it would lead to us brewing but here we are …

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Apr 18

Living the dream.

I was standing at the bar at Bolton Beer Festival having a chat with Matt from Rammy Craft. The subject had turned to the part of the process that we enjoy the most. Brewing is creative. You start with raw ingredients and try to turn them into something wonderful. It is a buzz and I …

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Feb 19

A proper Dubday afternoon

It all started with a chance meeting with the DUB boys in Bunburys a couple of weeks ago. I had just ordered my father-in-law a pint of DUB Tropicana (great name) when I noticed them at the bar in DUB hats and fleeces. It was good to finally meet them all and have a chat. …

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Feb 17

Less haste and more speed

We are now almost 3 years into this beery adventure and a year into brewing commercially. We do this in our spare time and sometimes we just get caught up in real life  and the months slip by. Today was meant to be a a brew day but my son was ill. A change of …

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