Upon checking my Facebook account this morning I was most surprised to see several birthday greetings on my wall, especially as it isn’t my birthday until January! It soon dawned on me that the ‘birthday’ on Facebook is actually the date we opened the doors of The Thatchers Arms five years ago. We already had … More What does 100,000 pints of real ale look like?
Following a lot of banter on twitter started by Dave Bailey & Neil Bowness regarding how well beer is portrayed in the British media. In particular the lack of beer & food matching on Saturday Kitchen compared to Wine, Tim Atkin & Adrian Tierney-Jones agreed to host a Beer vs Wine and Food matching evening to … More Beer vs Wine & Food Matching… who won?
The theme to this years Beer Festival has been ‘new’ East Anglian beers, all first brewed in the last 12 months. We’ve lucked out with some stunning beers, albeit that the range of styles hasn’t been as broad as we’d have liked, many are golden and highly hopped as has been the trend for 2011. … More Beer & Food Matching
It all started with a tweet or 1500… Disillusioned with the lack of beer appearing on one of the nations favourite cookery programmes, a ‘renegade’ group of twitter powered beer geeks rushed the #saturdaykitchen twitterfeed. The aim was to suggest great beers that could match the various recipes alongside the array of wines that the show had … More Charity Beer vs Wine & Food Matching Evening
Apparently money makes the world go round, but is the same true for twitter? In my opinion, no. I believe it’s beer that keeps twitter, well, tweeting… As a publican I can see many similarities between the community spirit good pubs have always harboured and the new style online community spirit that twitter seems to … More Is Twitter powered by beer?
Hosted by Fergus Fitzgerald, Adnams Headbrewer & Sam Lockyer, Forrest Estate New Zealand Wines Before you start to worry, we didn’t put Fergus & Sam in boozy fancy dress and make them wrestle, this David and Goliath battle was fought on the taste buds. On one hand we the subtle English Adnams beers and the other … More Whats better with food, beer or wine? Only one way to find out…
It’s just over a month until the showdown where Adnams Headbrewer, Fergus Fitzgerlad, & Forrest Wines Representative, Sam Lockyer, will battle it out on the dinner plate over a five course menu. Fergus will be matching some of Adnams finest beers with each course whilst Sam will try to prove that wine and food are better … More Beer vs Wine & Food Matching Menu