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A toast to the coast

February 14, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

The pub and brewing scene along the stretch of North Tyneside between North Shields and Monkseaton has blossomed in recent


The Year of the Rooster

February 14, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

Teamwork is the name of the game at one North Yorkshire brewery and is a familiar face around the region’s


Hop there and hop back

December 14, 2016 | by Alastair Gilmour

Three breweries in one day – that’s the offer from a new Yorkshire tour company. Alastair Gilmour took a seat While


12 Ales Of Christmas

December 14, 2016 | by Alastair Gilmour

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


That’s the spirits

December 14, 2016 | by Alastair Gilmour

The Sunderland-based provider of training and analysis services for the international brewing industry is heading into 2017 with a programme


Read all about it

December 14, 2016 | by Alastair Gilmour

Beer books are a great gift stand-by, so here are a couple to put on the list, writes Vincent Zeller


Christmas Gifts

December 14, 2016 | by Alastair Gilmour

CULLERCOATS BREWERY Using all-English ingredients, Cullercoats produces award-winning bottle/keg conditioned beers to suit all tastes. You’ll love the three-bottle gift


Lovingly pre-owned

December 14, 2016 | by Alastair Gilmour

A small, but perfectly formed brewery has certainly done the rounds, as Alastair Gilmour discovers Recycling, upcycling, renovating and reusing are


Nifty shades of blues

December 14, 2016 | by Alastair Gilmour

The simplest of musical instruments often make the most astonishing sounds, as Alastair Gilmour discovers Take a wooden cigar box, a length


Pubs doing the positives

December 14, 2016 | by Alastair Gilmour

STATION EAST, GATESHEAD The long-awaited successor to the Station Hotel on Hills Street, Gateshead, close to the High Level Bridge,



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