San Diego Breweries – Part one

A Hop Odyssey

Stone Brewing Co

A Disneyland for beer. We arrived at Stone before they opened and there was probably at least 40 people ahead of us in the queue. Stone World Bistro and gardens is a wonderful place. A huge brewhouse is somehow tucked away behind a high-end restaurant (sadly didn’t get to […click the heading to read more]

Bundobust – Leeds’ latest craft beer venue


I recently had the chance to attend a private preview of the new craft beer destination in Leeds, Bundobust. The brainchild of the people behind two of Bradford’s shining stars Sparrow Bier Café and Prashad restaurant. These two are teaming up to present the perfect combination of great craft beer (sorry no cask […click the heading to read more]

Brooklyn Brewery Pop up bar, Leeds

A small green “B” next to the door of an unused building in Leeds city center marks the location of Brooklyn Brewery’s Pop-Up bar.

This place is/was a secret, a mystery, I had to scratch around online to get any available scraps to find out where it was.


On arrival I was met […click the heading to read more]

The Fox, Shipley opens its doors

My new local

In these times of pubs closing all the time its a welcome sight to see one opening its doors. The latest addition to the Shipley (my hometown) is The Fox, the brainchild of Salamander Brewery co-founder Chris Bee and “Brighton Bill” Bil Arnold former landlord of the multi award winning The […click the heading to read more]

GBBF 2013 : The Good, the Bad and the down right bloody frustrating

Here is some reviews I did live on location plus a look at the bottles I picked up too.


US Bottle Bar

I do enjoy attending the Trade session at GBBF. First thing I always do is head to the very well priced and well-stocked (before I get there) BSF (Bieres Sans frontieres) […click the heading to read more]

The Sparrow’s 2nd Birthday Party

A good reason to celebrate

The Sparrow Beir Café in Bradford has been a success on so many levels and year two is more of what they achieved in their Bradford CAMRA Pub of the Year winning debut year. Year two is marked with a 4 day celebration for another great year […click the heading to read more]

A New Beery Destination – The Sparrow Bier Cafe, Bradford

Rob’s Beer Blog #3

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?…well it is a bird of sorts… it’s The Sparrow!

A new Bar is set to open on Friday 20th May in Bradford town centre. The brainchild of two proud Bradfordians Mark Husak and Les Hall, The Sparrow is a laidback […click the heading to read more]

2010 Wakehorett Golf Cart Ale Trail

Rob’s Beer Blog #1

Sadly the golf carts didn't arrive and we had to travel pub to pub by taxi

Masterminded by Sea Wolves front man Dave Stringer this was a planned ale trail around a much forgotten hot bed of West Yorkshire’s beer and brewing. Ossett is obviously the home for Ossett Brewery […click the heading to read more]

Beer Hunting

London to Gent and all stops in-between

Part One – London

Utobeer – Best Place to buy beer in London. The Rake – The best place to drink beer in London

Due to an early EuroStar train from St Pancras International on Saturday morning we booked a B&B in London on Friday night

As […click the heading to read more]

York real ale trail

A beery adventure

We got up early and jumped on the train at 8:40 and headed over to York for the Christmas Market. We wanted to beat the crowds because if you’ve ever been to the Xmas Markets in York, you know it gets incredibly busy. We arrive at the Market just before 10am and […click the heading to read more]