Holiday To Parga : The Beer

No trip to Greece would be complete without a few pints of Mythos or Alfa. Now those of you who know me will know that I am not a massive lager fan, yes I drink the odd Pilsner or Euro beer now and then but I generally drink Ale.  Lager however is one of those drinks that I just can’t seem to get enough of when on Holiday. It’s not full of flavour nor is it particularly cheap now, but there is just something about it when it’s served up in an ice cold glass, it hits the spot and goes down a treat,  It works even better when teamed up with a Gyros Pitta. Beer in Greece usually comes in a number of different servings, these are:Draft, either 25cl or 50cl although I have had a 2litre boot before. Bottle – 330ml or 500ml – If you get...

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Great Day

Today was a fantastic day, one of the best in a long while,  i had a quick 8mile walk to saltburn for a beer and some fish and chips, i took a bottle of flying dog classic pale ale with me and sat on the beach with it and a cracking portion of fish and chips, which was pretty perfect. then to top things off England won the Ashes in emphatic style – Congratulations to all the team, i hope freddy goes on a bender like last time as that was great...

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Frank’s alcoholic ginger beer

I have posted a review of this truly terrible attempt at a ginger beer on beer reviews please check it out

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Cropton Honey Gold Review

I had a few spare minutes so i thought i would post a new short beer review on our beer review site, you can find it here If you are interested in beers and pubs then its probably worth bookmarking the beer blog as its going to grow over the next few months and will hopefully be full of useful and not to geeky beer talk. I just took delivery of a few new beers from beermerchants.com so there will be reviews of all of those on there once i have drunk them, as you can see below there are quite a few:

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Blackwell Ox Carlton In Carlton

I’ve just posted a review of the Blackwell Ox in Carlton on my Chilli Up North blog, you can read it here. If you would like to see the photos from the walk you can see them on my flickr account  here

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A storm brew(dog)ing in a Tea cup

There seems to be a lot in the press today about the release of BrewDog’s new 18% tokyo* beer, it would seem the press have latched onto it and aren’t letting go. Now this might upset a few people but we have a feeling its something BrewDog planned, what better way to get some free publicity than brew something completely different and uber strong. (ED: I agree). I can see where the press are coming from as there are a lot of units in one 330ml bottle, infact probably enough units for it to be classed as binge drinking,  but your average drinker isn’t going to spend £10 (plus postage) on a single 330ml bottle of beer when they can nip to their local supermarket and buy 20 cans of mass produced beer, which is easier to drink a large amount of...

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