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Every one a winner

May 2, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

The feature event at April’s Newcastle Beer Festival was a Battle of the Beers competition where breweries in the Tyneside


Battle of the homebrewer

May 2, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

It’s Home Brew Competition time again at Newcastle’s Hop & Cleaver – and it’s all about the IPA. Homebrewers are


Tavern chef is top menu man

May 2, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

Pub food rules. The North East chef of the year doesn’t work in one of the region’s hotels or restaurants


Jamming has Sunday covered

May 2, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

Musician Scott Wall, who featured in our December magazine, tells us about the “go to” place on the coast on


Roots and fruits are beauts

May 2, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

A new vegan-friendly food and drink festival hits all 13 Head of Steam pubs throughout May. Roots & Fruits is


On the brink of adventure

May 2, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

One of Newcastle’s most progressive breweries has built a reputation for ‘canny lush beer like’, writes Alastair Gilmour Shovelling spent


Staggering response to new pub

April 5, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

The owners of a new micropub simply can’t believe how kind people have been towards them after only the first


Lager tops beer competition

April 5, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

Brewers across the north of England came away from the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) annual BeerX gathering in Sheffield


Speed up, or Glug will get you

April 5, 2017 | by Alastair Gilmour

Black Sheep Brewery has announced the launch of its first-ever craft canned range as part of its 25th anniversary year celebrations.



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