Boring Brown Bitter?

Cask beer sales, much like the sparrows, are in decline…

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Simplify

You can’t get a much simpler pleasure than a pint of cask beer. This is harmony, this is a small thrill. This, for the time it takes to drink it, is life.

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BEER TOKEN No.003

This recent news article on the BBC website sparked a debate, although it’s not really news and isn’t so much an article but rather a photo. The photo is of Australia’s PM at a sports match with his grandson. The problem? Whilst he comforts his grandchild in one arm, he holds a pint of beer with […]

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BEER TOKEN No.002

It’s easy to geek out about beers, or to go chasing the latest releases, the limited editions, the super fresh, the newly imported, the hyped up. It’s easy to get distracted too, to feel like you’re missing out if you don’t get those beers; it’s the collector mentality that’s in many of us, I’m sure, […]

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BEER TOKEN No.001

The autumn sun shines with that golden glow that seems to only ever be present at this time of year, as the air fills with the mixed aromas of multiple street food vendors; smoke wafts past carrying a familiar scent of grilled meat, the sounds of local musicians provide a soundtrack to a weekend that […]

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Procrastination and The Carnival

Procrastination was hanging over the afternoon like a thick blanket of cloud, smothering inclination. She looked outside and was greeted by a sky of grey, a thick blanket of cloud had also been fogging what could’ve been a fine March day. So there she was, stuck inside, hiding away from the gloomy late afternoon and […]

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Fresh Takes #1

Photo-staring isn’t a pastime I make a habit of but I’ve been looking at this photo more than usual. I keep going back to it. It’s not an out of the ordinary picture, it was taken by my husband, whilst sitting in the bar above the Bruges Beer Museum. That’s me and my brother in […]

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15 Seconds

The air is mostly still as only the lightest of tree branches are moved by the breeze. In the distance a low, lulling hum of a lawn mower drones on. Most others have moved inside, to escape the chill of the air; it’s much fresher these days, damper too as the skies begin to grey […]

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and this one goes out to the scene…

WARNING: This could get cheesy. It’s been just over 12 months since I started this blog and in this time Look at Brew has become something completely different to what it started life as. I never intended for there to be news features, brewery features, full-on reviews and the like, it was only ever going to be […]

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There’s A Problem With That (?)

Before I start to rant I want to show you this:   It’s a response from friends after I showed them this advert:   This bloody advert. Its style, its delivery- well balanced, not without charm, but ultimately lacking in something- it’s so middle-of-the-road I’m surprised it hasn’t got Coldplay as a soundtrack (or has it?). […]

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