Ale Trail 2018

Ale Trail 2018

Every year, the Reading and Mid Berks branch of CAMRA put on an ale trail in the lead up to the Reading Beer Festival. This year, the trails runs from February 10th to April 4th, and features 24 pubs in and around Reading. It really is one of my favourite times of the year, gettingContinue Reading Ale Trail 2018

The Christmas Brew

The Christmas Brew

Having tasted my first home brew and thought it was slightly better than expected, I felt that, for my Christmas brew, I should try something a little more special. Whilst in my local home brew shop (very knowledgeable owner), I saw two Courage kits. One of them was a best bitter (generally what I goContinue Reading The Christmas Brew

Half-muffled

Half-muffled

It is that time of year when the poppies are prevalent and people take time to remember those who have fought for our freedom. It seems one of the lesser known acts of remembrance is the half-muffled ringing of bells. Although not restricted to remembrance Sunday, every year in November, steeple keepers ascend towers upContinue Reading Half-muffled