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Pilsner...Nailed
Pilsner. It is near impossible to think of a more polarising word, or beer style, in the beer world. For some the very idea of a pilsner is an adjunct laden pale lager made by one of the big breweries, after all, Miller Lite claims to be 'a fine pilsner bee...
Pilsner...Nailed
Pilsner...Nailed
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Old Friends: Left Hand Milk Stout
Back in October 2012 I was laid off by the company I worked for at the time. It was 10 o'clock in the morning when I got the news that it was happening, about 30 of us were laid off that day, and so I did what any sensible person does on such an occasion, I...
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Old Friends: Samuel Adams Boston Lager
What could be a more appropriate way to mark my 1000th post on Fuggled, than to write about one of the earliest American craft beers that I remember drinking? I say 1000th post with some qualification however, as there have been 1066 posts prior to this is,...
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Faux Boozers for the Instagram Generation
This may come as something of a surprise, but I really don't mind folks who don't drink, horses for courses and all that jazz. I have even been known to go on extended booze free stints, beyond my annual January break - for the record, I find advocates  for...
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A Question of Locality
Everyone and his mate, it seems, loves to bang on about "local beer", even though as I have written before the whole concept of "local" beer is fraught with problems: "so often the ingredients being used by "local breweries" are anything but local. Malts co...
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Favourite Watering Holes
The inestimable pairing that is Boak and Bailey have a list of what look like wonderful pubs over on their blog today, and so in the spirit of shameless plagiarism I figured I would make a similar list. My list, by virtue of bouncing round the world for the...
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Old Friends: Alewerks Tavern Brown Ale
The brown ale kick shows no sign of abating, at least not in the immediate future, especially given my next homebrew project is to make another batch of my own nut brown ale. What seems like an interminably long time ago these days, Mrs V and I went for a w...
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The Session 140 - The Round Up
As the host of 140th monthly Session, I asked people to write something about Czech beer, beer culture, or the impact of Czech beer on the wider beer world. I chucked out a few suggestions as well: reminiscences of a trip to the Czech Republic a Czech beer ...
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The Session 140 - Of Swans and Bulldogs
The Session, a.k.a. Beer Blogging Friday, is an opportunity once a month for beer bloggers from around the world to get together and write from their own unique perspective on a single topic. As the host of this month's Session, I have a confession to make,...
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The Session 140 - #Pivo
The Session, a.k.a. Beer Blogging Friday, is an opportunity once a month for beer bloggers from around the world to get together and write from their own unique perspective on a single topic. I was wondering to myself what the theme would be for this month'...
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