Author Archives: Alastair Gilmour

News of the brews

December 16th, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

This time of year brewers have a bit of fun with spicy ingredients and complex flavours, so when you head


Coopers double just like that

November 14th, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

The number of coopers believed to be working in the British brewing industry has doubled. In one fell swoop, brewery-employed


Beer-wick upon Tweed

November 14th, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

According to press reports, people in Berwick have been urged to “wake up” to the town’s potential. Townsfolk, the papers


Getting wrecked on beer

November 14th, 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 14th, 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 14th, 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 14th, 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 14th, 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 14th, 2014 | by Alastair Gilmour

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



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