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London Beer City – My 5 Picks / Mother Kelly’s Vauxhall

 Just a couple minutes’ walk from Vauxhall tube station (don’t follow the google maps directions that sends you down by the river front like I did!) tucked away under the wider train lines of Vauxhall is the new Mother Kelly's bar. With even more taps and even more table space than the original Bethnal Green…

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Magic Rock Beer Party & BBQ – Hosted by Matthew Curtis with Rich Burhouse at The Prince N22

After a week of blistering heat, the midweek July evening had taken a turn to the muggy side and you could sense a storm was brewing. The storm didn’t bother me, neither did being on the other side of London for a change as I was on my way to my first visit to The…

The Porterhouse Brewing Co Oyster Stout Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato  and Black Bean Jerk Curry

WARNING!!! This dish is pretty spicy, you might need some sour cream if you are not a fan of heat! Also, this recipe makes LOTS of Jerk curry, you will need a big pot or casserole dish, or if you want to make less then just half all the ingredients, if not then this will…

Celebrating 5 Years of Nicholson’s Pale Ale

This year marks the 5th anniversary of the of Nicholson’s Pub chain permanent flagship beer Nicholson's Pale Ale, brewed by St Austell Brewery, To celebrate the occasion St Austell have brewed a new Celebration Pale Ale, which as head brewer Roger Ryman describes “it’s like Nicholson’s Pale Ale on steroids, we multiplied everything we liked…

St Austell Small Batch Brews Series

Beers like Proper Job and Tribute brewed by Cornwall based family owned brewery St Austell are beers that guided me through my early years of exploring different beers. Many a college pub session would have involved pints of Tribute, the classic Cornish pale ale which can be found all across the UK. As the years…