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News, Nuggets & Longreads 26 November 2016
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News, Nuggets & Longreads 26 November 2016

Because we’re both on our travels this is a scheduled post with urgent updates, if any, made on fiddly touchscreens. First, some gorgeous pictures from Invisible Works whose author, Nick Stone, acquired a big sack of found photographs of Norwich and has been sharing them in a series of posts. […]

QUICK THOUGHT: Do We Need to Worry More?
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QUICK THOUGHT: Do We Need to Worry More?

There’s been the odd brewery closure in the last year, most of which we’ve taken note of without regarding them as HARBINGERS OF DOOM. But maybe we’re being complacent. Breweries come, and breweries go, but the overall number continues to climb. Now that we live in a country with 1,800 […]

Magical Mystery Pour #18: Wold Top Marmalade Porter
Beer Reviews

Magical Mystery Pour #18: Wold Top Marmalade Porter

This is the last of the beers chosen for us by David Bishop (@[email protected]) and it’s another from Yorkshire, this time Driffield, out east near the North Sea coast. It’s not really a part of the world we know at all, dimly remembered childhood holidays in Scarborough and Whitby aside, […]

QUICK ONE: The Flea and Sawdust School, 1927
Beer History

QUICK ONE: The Flea and Sawdust School, 1927

The English Public House As It Is, a book by social observer Ernest Selley, was published in 1927. Re-reading it in search of a reference, we spotted a passage that hadn’t previously grabbed our attention. In it, Selley reports on his visit to The Fellowship Inn, Bellingham, South London (pictured […]

Holding the Fort: a Sitcom With Added Beer
Beer History

Holding the Fort: a Sitcom With Added Beer

[embedded content] From 1980 to 1982 one of London Weekend Television’s top-rated sitcoms was Holding the Fort in which Peter Davison played a microbrewer. We spoke to the writers, Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, to find out more. We were first tipped off to the existence of Holding the Fort […]