Monday, 7 August 2017

Tap takeover, Cloisters Edinburgh

Our beers get to Scotland quite a bit nowadays courtesy of James at Boot Liquor wholesale, but when we were offered the chance of a tap takeover at Cloisters we jumped at it mainly because it gave us the excuse to reprise last year's trip up to Scotland, this time Edinburgh not Glasgow, and the infamous train journey with a bottle of wine each.... and that's before we'd done the pub crawl, and then the drinking at the tap takeover....

Ah well, it all went swimmingly, pretty much, so here's a few photos from the day in Auld Reekie to show what we got up to!


Twiggy trainspotting at Crewe

Train breakfast

Apartment!

"I'm sure it's around here somewhere...."

Sorted!

Cumberland Bar



6 degrees North

6 Degrees North


Cask and Barrel

Next....

Into the old town
Finding Thompsons bar.... final call!

Cloisters beer board

full list!

outside Cloisters

Inside Cloisters!

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Sardinia visit - with beer (and sea)!

We were invited by "Gorgeous" Dave Hemstock of Raw brewery to go to Sardinia with him to the Fermento Sardo beer festival near Olbia along with 9 kegs of our beers.... erm, OK then, where do we sign up?

So, here's what we got up to.... it basically involved continuous eating, drinking and even getting in the sea!  The festival went on until very very late, then we did an overnight ferry to Rome for a few hours wandering around in 37c heat before the flight back!

We'll be back....

Glass of wine before the flight!

Bristol airport

At the beach!

Well, they said get in the sea,.....

She looks much better in the sea than I do!

Us, in the sea.

Waiting for a cup of tea that never came :( 

Rehydration

We're ready!

Antoni from the Trulla brewpub

Our kegs arrive!

Pizza dinner

Barstaff!

The less able barstaff

First keg to go!  Lucifer Juice I think...

busy busy

look at that queue for our beer!

Is this a tick?

Piggies cooking
  

Final meal / drinks before the ferry

Gorgeous Dave on the beach

In the sea!

Food at Antoni's place

traffic problems

brewery tour at Marduk

Brewery tour at Zemyna

Moby Tommy loading at Olbia

Approaching Civitavecchia

Dawn over Civitavecchia

Final call - Football pub, Rome