Monthly Archives: July 2016


A new look at the Coach & Horses, Weatheroak

In case you missed it the Coach & Horses (Weatheroak) has recently been refurbished! On the evening of Thursday 23rd June I was lucky enough to be invited, along with several food bloggers, to celebrate the makeover. We were all invited to taste some quality craft beers, meet the owners and share some delicious new […]


It’s A Wrap

ICYMI @cloudwaterbrew announced the launch of DIPA v6 & v7 on Saturday Aug 13th and they will both be available on the day on keg and in bottles @Tilt_Brum and bottles @CotteridgeWines with the latter also having a variety of merchandise available.  Speaking of Cotteridge they have also announced their next MTB event […]


Brewing Hoppy Hopkins 1

It was a 7AM start on Wednesday 15th June when Alex Hill picked me up to brew Hoppy Hopkins, the monthly special for July at Green Duck. First things first which in this case means getting the malt ready, Alex had already worked out how much was needed and got […]


MABFest III pt II 1

Due to the vagaries of modern technology the questions that Bob emailed to Darren got bounced back, but we got them eventually so here is a bit more about the pub… MBBC – Could you give me a bit of history to the Gunmakers Arms?       Darren – […]


It’s a Wrap

Only one ICYMI this week and that is from the Craven Arms who announced they will be having a Buxton Brewery tap takeover next month, check out their events page on Facebook for more details. THE WEEK’S BEER ADVENTURES With Birmingham Beer Week starting tomorrow there are a few things […]


  1. There will be one winner, chosen by random selection.
  2. The promoter is offering an ale masterclass for eight guests on Saturday 16th July at The Botanist, Birmingham.
  3. To enter the prize draw, entrants must retweet one of the relevant Twitter posts.
  4. The Promotion will be open from Friday 8th July until midnight on Monday 11th July inclusive.
  5. The winner will be announced on Twitter, and further contact details may be requested in order to arrange the prize.
  6. The prize must be redeemed on Saturday 16th July only, at 16:00
  7. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered.
  8. Winners must be willing to be featured in promotional filming that will be taking place during the night.
  9. The prize is subject to availability. The Promoter reserves the right to substitute with a prize of equal value in the event that circumstances beyond its control make this unavoidable.
  10. The Promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the Promotion if necessary.

Promoter: Midlands Beer Blog Collective (www.midlandsbeerblog.wordpress.com)


It’s A Wrap

In Case You Missed It On Thursday 7th the Craven Arms will be serving @sirencraftbrew Tidal Wave, their double Soundwave IPA, and you decide which is best – Like Cask, Retweet #evilkeg @CravenArmsBrum Unless you have been living under a rock you are no doubt aware it is Cotteridge Wines […]