Author Archives: Alastair Gilmour

Have your cake and drink it

December 6, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

There’s a surprising amount of uses beer can be put to – skin and hair treatments and slug traps among


Ready to order

December 6, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

CAPS OFF BOTTLE SHOP BISHOP AUCKLAND If licensed trade experience is anything to go by, Caps Off Bottle Shop should


Practising the martial arts

December 6, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

You wouldn’t want to argue with any of the staff at Tyne Bank Brewery; there are one or two at


New brewery sweeps in

December 6, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

Lake District brewery Hawkshead has agreed a deal with the global German manufacturer Krones to build a new state-of-the-art brewery


12 Ales of Christmas

December 6, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

Cullercoats Brewery Royal Sovereign Barley Wine (11% abv), vintage Feb15 All-English vintage barley wine. Rich plum and fruit flavours, treacley


Open arms

December 6, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

The renowned Barrasford Arms is under new ownership and looks set to continue its reputation for championing great local food


A great business to be in

December 6, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

THE PIE SHOP NORTH SHIELDS Pies. Beer. Two of the loveliest words in the English language, second only to beer and


Festive fizz

December 6, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

Nothing beats toasting a celebration with a glass of bubbly. A flute of fizz signals a special occasion, whether a


Christmas Gifts

December 6, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

Brinkburn Street Brewery Brinkburn St Brewery’s Winter Is Coming gift sets are the perfect Christmas gift for the beer lover


Station master has the bottle

December 6, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

There’s hardly a major transport hub now that doesn’t have a branch of Boots, M&S, Sainsbury’s or WH Smith. Costa



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