Published on December 4, 2018 | by Alastair Gilmour


What to drink and where to drink it

Hello and welcome to Brew Stories, where it’s our mission to meet the people and bring you the stories behind the best beer around.

We’re fast approaching the business end of the year for the discerning beer drinker. With the festive party season upon us, we’ve been focusing on what to drink and where to drink it.

We’ve just finished a “brewers table” episode at the Head of Steam, Quayside, where we were joined by Mark from Alamasty, Carl from Northern Alchemy, and Stuart from Anarchy sampling the brews they recommend for over the festive period (basically, we sat around a table and talked beer with our brewing mates). Check out the video. We enjoyed it. We hope you will too.

We posted a “beer and bites” episode from Brinkburn St in the Ouseburn, Newcastle – a brewery, bar and kitchen where Gaz the chef is doing some great things with beer-inspired food. It’s definitely worth a visit and, take it from us, their Sunday lunches aren’t too shabby either.

We’ve also been out in the wilds to sample the country air and meet the good folks at First & Last, a great little brewery at Elsdon on the edge of the Northumberland National Park. We met up with brewer Red Kellie and found out about the F&L approach to both brewing and life in general. Check out the video to find out more.

As we look back at 2018 and the nearly 40 or so videos we’ve produced, it’s fair to say it’s been a busy but very enjoyable year. We’ve met some great people from across our region and beyond, from brewers to bottle shop owners, from foodies to folks who just enjoy great beer. We’d like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for welcoming us into your world – and not forgetting everyone who has taken the time to view, like and follow our efforts online. We raise a glass to you all.

See you next year. After all, we do this for the love of beer!

PS. Don’t forget to visit

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