This week we are celebrating one of our branch’s most innovative breweries – Mad Squirrel. Mad Squirrel was started by owners Greg and Jason in 2010, serving cask beer to many a wonderful rural pub in the Chilterns. Not before long, the brewery had carved out a market of contemporary styles sold through a chain… Continue reading LOCAL BREWERY SPOTLIGHT: MAD SQUIRREL
Happy Beer Day Britain! Beer Day Britain is the UK’s national beer day, celebrated annually on June 15th. The brainchild of beer sommelier Jane Peyton, #BeerDayBritain is open to everyone and is not exclusive to any one organisation or style of beer. The day aims to celebrate the nation’s rich brewing heritage, crescendoing at 7pm… Continue reading BEER DAY BRITAIN 2021
This week we are celebrating one of our branch’s finest breweries – Pope’s Yard. At the helm since Pope’s Yard launch in 2012 are Geoff and Barbara, a dynamic duo that between them master brewing, marketing, deliveries, events and so much more. With a much celebrated core range including CAMRAs ‘Hertfordshire Beer of the Year’… Continue reading LOCAL BREWERY SPOTLIGHT: POPE’S YARD
This week sees us turn our focus to the CAMRA ‘LocAle‘ scheme.. LocAle is an initiative that promotes pubs stocking locally brewed real ale in order to reduce the number of ‘beer miles’ from brewery to pub cellar. It is based on growing consumer demand for quality local produce and increasing awareness of environmental issues.… Continue reading LocAle
St Patrick’s Day is the annual celebration of Irish culture and its patron saint Patrick ‘the Apostle of Ireland’. Celebrated globally on-or-around the 17th of March, St Patrick’s Day is synonymous with dry stout, however this is not the only style that the Irish lay claim to. Irish Red Ale is a sweet, malty beer, brewed at… Continue reading St Patrick’s Day: A Celebration of Irish Red Ale
Today marks the start of British Pie Week, a week dedicated to the undisputed champion of pub-grub. To mark our celebrations, we’ve paired three distinctly British pies with their luscious beery counterparts. Let’s tuck in! BEGINNINGS In history’s rich tapestry, pie first appears in Ancient Egypt, where a succelent honey filling was encrusted in oats,… Continue reading BRITISH PIE WEEK 2021
Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love popularised by the catholic church, thought to be in Pagan origin. Pagan, Christian or otherwise, millions of Brits flock-to-the-shops each year in search of cards, chocolates and flowers for their loved ones. Although beer is omitted from this trio, there are many ways in which these themes can… Continue reading The Beer Lover’s Guide to Valentine’s Day
As we find ourselves nearing the end of #Tryanuary, we thought we’d publish one or two short &sweet blogs, to showcase lovely pubs in the Mid-Chilterns. This weeks ‘Half-Pint Pub Post’ features The Grand Junction Arms, Tring. “Sat on the banks of the Grand Union Canal, The Grand Junction Arms is a traditional pub located… Continue reading #Tryanuary 2021 – ‘Half-Pint Pub Post’
Burns Night is a celebration of the life and work of Robert Burns, Scotland’s most revered poet. For this year’s festivities, we’re going to guide you through some of our favourite Scottish beer styles and how they came to be. Let’s start at the beginning.. Brewing is thought to have taken place in Scotland for… Continue reading BURNS NIGHT 2021 – A CELEBRATION OF SCOTTISH BEER
Whilst a cat, a horse and a swan would normally have you racing back to the ticket office in demand of an immediate refund, this special #Tryanuary safari is a pub crawl of Mid-Chilterns boozers that take their namesakes from the animal kingdom. Doesn’t sound so bad now, does it? Tryanuary is a volunteer-led campaign,… Continue reading #Tryanuary Pub Safari
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