Leeds Twissup – 29 November 2014

The good man Si over at the Whose Round is it Anyway blog has spearheaded the return of Twissup to Yorkshire.


The beer scene in Leeds is growing all the time and Twissup is going to take in both the best of the new and some old classics too.

Starting at 12.30pm on Saturday […click the heading to read more]

Golden Pints 2013

Rob’s Winners are…

My drinking habits and current venues of choice have had a big influence over what I’ve had and where I’ve had it this year. I could easily roll out the established kings of the county like Magic Rock and Kernel but I think its time I cheered on a few different names […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]

Brewing with BrewDog

Dead Metaphor – Scottish Chocolate Breakfast Stout

About a month ago Rich from thebeercast.com and I were invited to brew a beer with Brewdog. We both jumped at the opportunity and a few emails later the wheels were set in motion and the questions starting piling up. What beer should we brew? What have […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]

American Beer Tasting

7 July 2013, The Sparrow Bradford

This Sunday (7 July 2013, 4-6pm) I am hosting an American Beer Tasting event at my local craft beer bar The Sparrow in Bradford.

The Sparrow is one of Yorkshire’s best beer destinations winning multiple CAMRA awards and stocks the best beers from the UK and around […click the heading to read more]

IPA is Dead 2013


IPA is Dead? From these example it’s a bit wounded.

Earlier this week I headed over to the Brewdog bar in Leeds to sample thier latest range of single hop IPAs, IPA is Dead 2013. Three of the beers were available on tap but they’d sold out of El Dorado so I bought […click the heading to read more]

HopZine Weekly Round-up #1

I’ve been meaning to do this for ages. As you may or may not know Hopzine lives a double life over on my YouTube channel. Even when this blog is a bit quiet I’m still posting video reviews nearly every day.

The plan for this weekly blog is to round up everything I’ve […click the heading to read more]

Brewdog’s Leeds bar opens!

A new craft beer destination


from brewdog.com

Last night I ventured over to the new Brewdog bar behind the Corn Exchange in Leeds. On my way home from work I popped in for a beer and to check out the brand new addition to Brewdog’s expanding bar chain on the first night of […click the heading to read more]

Golden Pints 2012

Rob’s Winners are…


Best UK Draught (Cask or Keg) Beer:

Winner: Magic Rock – Cannonball (keg)

Runner up: Wild Beer Co – Scarlet Fever, Magic Rock – High Wire NZ

Best UK Bottled or Canned Beer:

Winner – Kernel Export Stout 1890

Runner up: Brodies Big MoFo Stout, Oakham Green Devil IPA, Kernel […click the heading to read more]