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Pens, paints and pint pots

November 5th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

The North East celebrates the centenary year of one of its most talented sons, writes Alastair Gilmour An extraordinary County Durham


Strong beers with a light touch

November 5th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

After a quarter century of brewing commercially, Durham Brewery’s c0-founder Steve Gibbs has stepped aside from the daily grind to


Class in a glass

November 5th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

Craft Beer Calling, Wylam Brewery’s progressive beer festival, was yet another huge success for the thousands of visitors who flocked


City set for duck flight

November 5th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

You can tell when an idea is a good one when you’ve laughed yourself silly at it over a late-night


Ale house rock

November 5th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

Beers brewed specially for rock bands and music festivals have become regular features over the past few years. Think Röad


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


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


Peel me a grape

October 4th, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

Wine making is normally the preserve of a warm climate, not the chill North East of England. Alastair Gilmour learns


All in berry good taste

September 3rd, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

A Newcastle pub has added to its collection of visual delights, writes Alastair Gilmour Keith Christie’s wife has got her


Off piste and on the ball

September 3rd, 2019 | by Alastair Gilmour

Tim Longstaff and Ash Smith, two young men from Stockton in County Durham, are brewing an adventurous portfolio of beers



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