Drinking in Leeds/Bradford keeps getting better


Much like the River Aire, the beer scene in the Leeds/Bradford Area never stops moving as exciting, new breweries and pubs frequent the landscape. Bradford’s front runner in the scene is The Sparrow. Since it opened in 2012 The Sparrow has been the place to go to get your fix of flavoursome, modern […click the heading to read more]

BrewDog Dead Metaphor – Drink it today!

Our collab brew hits the taps at IMBC 2013

The wait is nearly over…Brewdog’s Dead Metaphor a milk stout infused with Brazilian Sertão coffee, 100% Venezuelan cocoa and oats will be making its debut at Indy Man Beer Con on Thursday 10 October (2013).

On Friday at 6:30pm me and my fellow collaborator Richard Taylor […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]

Leeds International Beer Festival 2012

My thoughts

Last night I attended the first Leeds International Beer Festival. Yep CAMRA do one in Pudsey and I have had a number of boring times there but this is new and actually in Leeds city centre.

Running until the Sunday (9th September 2012) at Leeds Town Hall, Leeds International Beer Festival have curate […click the heading to read more]

Quality control and compensation

A blog entry about beer

Sometimes I’m not sure if I’ve just become more aware or just a bit spoilt. Recently I’ve gone through a bit of a rough patch as far as bottled beers go .Bottles of two of my favourite beers have been either a complete mess (sour and murky) and the other […click the heading to read more]

EBBC 2012: Live blogging session

European Beer Bloggers Confrence 2012: Leeds

Beer 1: Leeds Brewery Hellfire (bottle)- The nose is a bit heavy on British hops for me. Rather malty and a hint of a a little something I’m not crazy about. Easy drinking and a very clean flavour once again a bit heavy on those earthy/spicy hops. Nice lemon […click the heading to read more]

EBBC 2012: My highlights – Day 1

European Beer Bloggers Confrence 2012: Leeds

A really fun start to the European Beer Bloggers Confrence in Leeds was highlights by a some fantatic events. Personally I really Enjoyed the tasting session with Spiegelau . Representatives from the glassware manufactorers treated us to a tasting panel of 4 beers Camden Town Brewery‘s Wheat, Krombacher, Lotus […click the heading to read more]

European Beer Bloggers Conference: What I’m looking forward to…

Leeds 18 – 20 May 2012

Like a child on Christmas Eve I’m getting all excited about this week’s European Beer Bloggers Conference taking place in Leeds from 18 May – 20 May. So here is my rundown of what I’m excited about seeing and doing:


The People: First and […click the heading to read more]

The Sparrow’s First Birthday Weekend

A great reason for a celebration

It’s a time for a celebration! My favourite craft beer bar and regular watering-hole The Sparrow Bier Cafe, Bradford is celebrating their first birthday. In just 12 months trading The Sparrow and delighted and educated drinkers of Bradford to the delights of real ale and fine craft beer. Along […click the heading to read more]

Golden Pints 2011

Rob’s Winners are…

Best UK Draught (Cask or Keg) Beer:

Winner: Magic Rock – High Wire (cask)

Runner up: Buxton SPA (cask)

Best UK Bottled or Canned Beer:

Kernel Brewery – Imperial Brown Stout

Runner up: Buxton – Wild Boar

Best Overseas Draught Beer:

Winner: Southern Tier – Mokah

Runner up: Birra Del Borgo – […click the heading to read more]