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Byron: Proper Hamburgers, Now With Proper Craft Beers

Byron: Proper Hamburgers, Now With Proper Craft Beers

I love pairing food with beer and there are few better combinations than burgers and beer. Byron have always had a reasonable craft beer lineup, particularly compared to most of their competitors but they’ve really upped their game recently. They’ve worked alongside award winning beer blogger & writer Mark Dredge (of whom I’m a big fan) to create a small but well judged ... Read More »

‘Beer Geek’ Supper Club With The Drunken Butcher

‘Beer Geek’ Supper Club With The Drunken Butcher

A couple of months ago I hosted a private supper club. A bespoke 7-course tasting menu by the Drunken Butcher, including a curated cheeseboard. To which I paired a total of 11 beers. One for each course, four with the cheeseboard and an apéritif. It’s another one of those posts where I’m not quite sure where it belongs. On the ... Read More »

BrewDog – AGM 2016, Aberdeen #PunkAGM2016

BrewDog – AGM 2016, Aberdeen #PunkAGM2016

BrewDog’s annual AGM is like no other. Bands, beer, business, food and fun. 6,000 shareholders. A line up of quality music, great street food traders and of course, loads of amazing beer. Read more here: http://beergeekblog.co.uk/2016/04/brewdog-agm-2016-aberdeen-punkagm2016/ Read More »

Food Pairing Dinner At Ibérica, Spinningfields

Food Pairing Dinner At Ibérica, Spinningfields

I started my sister blog to avoid writing about beer to much over here. But every now and again I attend an event and can’t decide where best to put it. That happened recently when I was invited to a ‘Food Pairing Dinner’ at Ibérica, Spinningfields. Since it was hosted by Spanish brewery Casimiro I decided it was better suited over ... Read More »

Shebeen Festival 2015

Shebeen Festival 2015

Following the success of  ‘Winter Beer Fest‘, Grub, Shebeen and Blackjack Brewery collaborated once more to bring us Shebeen Festival 2015. The event was held across three venus in Manchester’s Green Quarter; Runaway Brewery, Blackjack Brewery and Glassworks Distribution. Each venue hosted various types of entertainment. From live music to standup comedians and even art installations. I’d love to be able to tell ... Read More »

Guerrilla Eats – Xmas Beer Bash 2014, Ancoats, Manchester

Guerrilla Eats – Xmas Beer Bash 2014, Ancoats, Manchester

‘Twas the (last Friday) night before Christmas and Manchester street food pioneers Guerrilla Eats were throwing a party at their semi-permanent home on Blossom Street. Combining two of the things I love most, street food and craft beer. The beer list was impressive; with twenty lines – of both keg and cask beers – from great local breweries such as Quantum and ... Read More »

A Great Food & Beer Filled Trip to Harrogate, North Yorkshire

A Great Food & Beer Filled Trip to Harrogate, North Yorkshire

It never ceases to amaze me how many offers I get from PR companies to cover things on this little blog – which I write primarily for my own amusement. These days most get deleted immediately but occasionally something grabs my attention. Like recently when I was contacted on behalf of Premier Inn who’ve just opened a new hotel in ... Read More »

BrewDog, Manchester – Ace Beer But No More BBQ Food! *sadface*

BrewDog, Manchester – Ace Beer But No More BBQ Food! *sadface*

I’ve always loved BrewDog; their beer and their bars. I used to love their food too; the BBQ menu was fantastic, featuring: tender ribs, brilliant burnt beans and a simply stunning smoked mac ‘n’ cheese. And I’m not ashamed to say I’ve made several visits purely to get my fix of their awesome fried pickles. So you can imagine my disappointment ... Read More »

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