Author Archives: Alastair Gilmour

Cheers on the road

October 4th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

Darlington-based Cheers – and beer – enthusiast Ian Jackson has contributed another photo from a recent visit to Germany. He


The Great Geordie Songbook

October 4th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

Singer/songwriter Simma previews an upcoming theatre production Theatre and music lovers in the North East will be familiar with playwright


It’s all about timing

October 4th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

There’s an old nautical saying that sailors had to wait for the sun to rise over the yardarm before they


Pottering around with butterbeer

October 4th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

A homebrewer aims to prove that fiction is better than fact, writes Alastair Gilmour Homebrewer Paul Crowther doesn’t half set


Yeast Wrangler reveals plans

October 4th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

An American brewer is about to mark his first year in the North East. Alex Rattray, senior craft brewer (and


Collab becoming a ritual

October 4th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

Three years ago, enduring rock band Tygers of Pan Tang released Tyger Blood a specially-commissioned beer, in collaboration with Newcastle-based


Wear your beer with pride

October 4th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

A North Tyneside woman has discovered a way for beer lovers to display their devotion to a brand while looking


All manor of changes

October 4th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

David and Natasha Corney knew the pub they were taking over three months ago had a bright future. Potential was



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