Craft Beer In Budapest


Part of a long running series here (see Edinburgh, Tokyo & Kyoto, Hiroshima, Seoul and Copenhagen) this time my travels took me to beautiful Budapest on the banks of the Danube. Wasn’t sure what to expect there to be honest. All I knew is that it was cheap to travel to and apparently cheap to eat and drink there as well. So, a few ideas as to where you might like to check out if you like craft beer… Matroz Koscma On the Pest side of the river (but right next to the hotel we were staying in) was a […]

Craft Beer – Dec 2016


It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these (there was sunshine in my last bloody one!) so let’s get on with it. Some *exceptional* beers around at the moment including… Even if that last Brewdog one is the spiciest beer I’ve ever tasted… Small doses! Plenty of other great beers tried recently along the lines of… And finally good to see Franciscan Well canning and the Celebration Brew growler they sent me was absolutely super… Next – the listing for this year’s Twelve Pubs Of Craftmas…

The Craft Beers Of Spain

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I’m only now just realising I completely forgot to do a thing on all of the Spanish craft beers I tried on holiday during the Summer and the top notch place I found them in… So, first things first – I was in the hills just above a little town called Frigiliana in Andalucia. A tiny beautiful town just north of a much bigger one on the coast called Nerja. To be honest I thought the chances of finding anything crafty were slim to none until I Googled the week before I left and found this… La Domadora Y El […]

It’s Beer-n A Long Time…


Yeah, I know. Terrible. Just realised today that it was July the last time I stuck together some pics on craft beers I’ve had over the Summer so let’s remedy that… First one is a little Galway recommendation (even if it is from a crap picture). As both of the brilliant Galway Bay bars are outside the very centre of the city (Oslo is in Salthill, The Salthouse is over the Corrib Bridge beyond Jury’s Inn) the spot for one if you’re around Eyre Square could be O’Connell’s. All the above taps come from there. Speaking of which… The GB collaboration […]

Craft Beer – July 2016


Yeah, I’m getting less creative with the titles, aren’t I? I should start with the arrival in Ireland (in can and on tap) of Stone Brewing beers. Love the IPA and the Arrogant Bastard is very, very impressive… Another couple of things I’m going to tease you with that you probably can’t get (sorry!) are from a trip to London a while back. One from The Craft Beer Co in Clerkenwell, one from Rake in Southwark. There’s also a whole post about the Beavertown pop-up pub I encountered over HERE. Tons of other nice bits and pieces around at the […]



We were in London recently and how could I not make the trip out to Norf Lahndan to the Beavertown pop-up pub Beerkat? Spent a very pleasant afternoon there, food was cheap and great, vibe was lovely, the bar is airy and opens out onto the street. Downsides? Prices were hefty and we were a 5 minute walk from the Emirates 😉 Not bad, all in all. If you’re over, get there soon as it’s only open for 4 weeks. They do, however, seem to have a Siren takeover coming this weekend. Make the trip. Loved it 🙂