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John Bull IPA

New Brew alert! John Bull IPA is is and fermenting. This was a purchase from Tesco just before Christmas and was very reasonably priced – currently available for £9.38 online. The kit is a regular can of malt, dark in colour, the batch was brewed on 5th Feb with 1kg of brewing sugar sugar. 23litres with the wort temperature at…


Manchester Winter Beer Fest 2015 Review

On Saturday 31st January 2015, I attended my 3rd beer festival, this time it was a birthday gift for my brother in law Jack, the Manchester Winter Beer Fest at Runaway Brewery, a perfect setting for a beer festival. The festival was run by Shebeen Events, GRUB, Runaway Brewery & Blackjack Beers, great credit to them for a…


Manchester Winter Beer Fest

I’m heading to Runaway Brewery on Saturday for the Winter Beer Festival held by Shebeen Events, GRUB, Blackjack Beers & Runaway Brewery over 3 days. This will be my 3rd beer festival/conference after attending Indy Man Beer Con & Salford Beer Festival last year. The line-up of breweries and food vendors looks excellent along with live music to…


Home Made Beer Crate

Happy (belated) New year to all! I’ve been a tad busy over the last few months both in making equipment and drinking home brew, I will be writing a follow up post on my new equipment. I thought I’d share my latest home made beer crate complete with printed name, I still need to sand down the…


Salford Beer Festival 2014 Review #ISBF2014

As we were seeing Johnny Marr in concert that evening the festival was a perfect start to a brilliant day, myself and my good friend Alex attended the Independent Salford Beer Festival held at St. Sebastians community centre on the 25th October 2014 – daytime session. Having attended my first beer festival, the Indy Man Beer…


Indy Man Beer Con 2014 #imbc14

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First post in a while apologies for the delay as I’ve been busy building my own DIY home brewery, more to follow on this soon. Not only have I been busy making home brew in the past few months, my lovely wife got us tickets for the Indy Man Beer Con at Victoria Baths for my…


Coopers Mexican Cerveza Review

My first foray into the home brewing world started with Coopers Mexican Cerveza. I purchased this as a good summer beer along with the starter pack with all the equipment required to brew at home. After reading many articles, forums and blogs about home brewing I heeded the advice and followed the instructions as per…


Winning Ale is Great!

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Just been informed that I have won a 5 litre keg of Wainwright’s Golden Ale after entering a Twitter competition: @DelaneyPaul @rdanson4 Congrats! You’ve won one 5L #Wainwright Keg in our #WainwrightComp 🙂 — Wainwright GoldenAle (@WainwrightAle) August 11, 2014 As well as home brewing I drink other beers and Wainwright Golden Ale is a…


Four Finger Jack APA

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Latest Update The batch is going down well, the flavours & aroma of the hops are present and the taste is not too far off the shop bought APA’s like Sierra Nevada Latest brew in the fermenter is Bulldog’s American Pale Ale Four Finger Jack. My first venture using the craft beer kits and this…


New Brew – Muntons Smugglers Premium Ale

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The latest brew on is from the Muntons Premium Gold range. Smugglers Special Premium Ale. The description by Muntons tells the tale that this ale was inspired by tastes and charms of earlier times. The taste description Light, malty beer made with choice aromatic hops combined with the finest English 2-row premium ale malt This…