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]

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]

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]

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]

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]