Author Archives: Alastair Gilmour

Getting wrecked on beer

November 14, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

Scientists will go to great lengths – and depths – to recreate historic beers, writes Alastair Gilmour Belgian scientists have recreated


A jelly good show

November 14, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

The obesity police are now having a go at beer, wine and spirits. The Royal Society for Public Health has


Monkey business set to expand

November 14, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

The Market Lane in Newcastle has appointed a new general manager. The Market Lane? Surely you mean The Monkey Bar?


The art of craft

November 14, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

The call went out and thousands of North East beer fans listened. A new departure in mass beer festivals is


Competition? Bring it on

November 14, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

Cheers North East is going great guns. This one though is Cheers Café Bar & Tavern, a highly popular pub


Portrait of the pint-er

November 14, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

Alastair Gilmour pays tribute to a painter of pubs, pints, pits and people Norman Cornish has been regarded widely as


All ship-shape and correct

November 14, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

The art of the pub sign artist appears to be a dying one. Corporate lettering and generic graphics have swamped



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