Funeral-king-turned-brewer Frank celebras 20 birthdays at once!

By: JimOldfield

December 15th, 2011

When one of Britain’s rarest breweries celebrates its first birthday next month, 19 fellow new-born brewers will be bringing along their barrels too! Such is the real ale boom, that nearly a score of new brewers have set up in and around the Dearne area of South Yorkshire, in the past 12 months. And funeral Read the full post…

Imperial beer festival

By: JimOldfield

December 4th, 2011

Names – and beers – that’ll be on our lips for years! To put on 20 excellent ales in your first-ever beer festival is in itself no mean feat. But when the breweries themselves have only been brewing up for months or even weeks, you might think the event is a tad risky. Not so! Read the full post…

Imperial beer festival – part 2

By: JimOldfield

December 3rd, 2011

‘Malty Towers’ a hidden highlight Smuggled in, and poured out covertly to just a strict few, Dale Palmer and Alan Bainbridges’ single brown bottle of home-brew caused tongues to wag in more ways than one at the Imperial Club and Brewery’s New Breweries Festival. The sneaky gatecrasher – a rich, creamy liquorice and fruit stout Read the full post…

Imperial beer festival – part 3

By: JimOldfield

December 2nd, 2011

Ticker op can’t stop top ticker Brian… It’s only the start of the Friday evening session at Mexborough’s Imperial Club and Brewery’s New Breweries Festival, but already there’s a buzz among the drinkers, directed towards an unassuming pensioner sitting quietly in the corner… “Brian Moore is here”, they whisper. Yes, the Brian Moore – the Read the full post…