A very heaven of beer

Week 30 At last I have seen Southwick Brewhouse in Hampshire, an historic brewhouse-now-museum with great examples of old brewing kit; to cap it all, its current function is a bottled (and other) beer shop, so heaven couldn’t get much better! I took a train down from London to near Portsmouth, then had to get … Continue reading

An Olympic brewery

Week 29 The Olympic Torch visited Newcastle on 15 June 2012, and the Torch Relay route ran (sorry) past the former Robert Deuchar’s Sandyford Brewery – on the north-east edge of the city centre, almost in Jesmond. The 1904 offices, with a nice archway, is all that’s left of the brewery, and my second photo … Continue reading

Beer from 66 degrees north (nearly)

Week 28 An excursion to Iceland this week, which is almost on the Arctic Circle, around 66 degrees north. Beer was banned there until the late 1980s, and is still not easily available in shops – it can only be bought from government liquor stores, which are few and far between. Bars, as such, are not … Continue reading

In the Cannon’s backyard

Week 27 So here’s what lies behind the huge gates of the former Cannon Brewery in St John Street: what seems to have been offices on the right, where redevelopment – involving repairs to the large clock – is taking place. A massive range stands further back, now accessed by a sloping ramp; this is … Continue reading