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Tyne Idols

August 21, 2015 | by Alastair Gilmour

To celebrate the enormous wealth of talent born of our region, Tyne Idols create, organise and host unforgettable experiences, promotions


A glass full of exhibition

June 16, 2015 | by Alastair Gilmour

Pubs are terrific settings for art shows, as Alastair Gilmour discovers When Cheers interviewed artist Ben Holland for the June


Fifty and Counting

May 6, 2015 | by Alastair Gilmour

Over the past 50 issues since we began publishing in July 2010 – almost five years – Cheers North East


Just what is craft beer?

May 6, 2015 | by Alastair Gilmour

  Another correspondent maintains the term “craft beer” is being used as a con trick. “Fosters lager now bears the


A WELD CHAMPION

March 31, 2015 | by Alastair Gilmour

The pint in your hand has to come from somewhere. Alastair Gilmour meets a man who helps brewers make beer


Beer measured by degrees

March 3, 2015 | by Alastair Gilmour

The first casks of beer from Europe’s first-ever microbrewery managed by students for students have been rolled out. Suffice to


Space to develop

March 3, 2015 | by Alastair Gilmour

A young Austrian brewer wanted to brew British ale in a small but progressive environment. He tells Alastair Gilmour why


We get around don’t we?

March 3, 2015 | by Alastair Gilmour

A few months ago, regular reader Brian Burgess sent us a selfie displaying Cheers outside the famous Alamo fort in


Is the future still brown?

March 3, 2015 | by Alastair Gilmour

The recipe for Newcastle Brown Ale is changing to keep customers in the US happy, after drinkers across the Atlantic



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