Category Archives: Today’s Beer – Today

Brief thoughts on beers tasted

2nd July, Home

So had a long walk earlier, punctuated by a pint at tje Virgins – Sunchaser again the right choice. Now sitting in the garden with a pint of Cumberland Brewery from Newry’s Brown Bear IPA? an Aldi £1.29 special.It’s amber, slightly hazy with an attractive white head. No huge aroma, and the first taste is […]

03.06.17 – Home, Kenilworth

Aldi have a few interesting beers in stock at the moment, but Cotleigh IPA particularly caught my eye. I have very fond memories of Cotleigh beers from my earliest beerhunting days, Tawny – pre-Owl – being an old (VERY old) favourite. Cotleigh are one of the longest-established “new” or “micro” breweries, and I guess have […]

20.05.2016 – Ricoh Stadium, Coventry

The Ricoh Stadium recently became the first stadium to achieve Cask Marque status, and whilst I don’t for one minute consider that an absolute guarantee of decent beer, it’s normally at least a sign that the outlet concerned is trying. Wasps, the stadium’s owners, have a sponsorship tie-in with local brewers Purity, and so there […]

12/05/17 – The Kenilworth, Edinburgh

I drink in here in Edinburgh not just because of the name, but because it’s a rather nice pub that tends to have some decent beers on. So for a compare and contrast, we have Stewart Brewing’s Holyrood Pale Ale, a craft keg offering in an American Pale Ale style at 5% ABV, and Williams […]

04.05.17 – Virgins and Castle, Kenilworth

So to the Virgins for a rugby coaching meeting. It’s a lovely old pub with multiple small snugs with flagstone floors, and beers from Everards. I chose Sunchaser – not the most exciting beer of all time, but really quite a pleasant accompaniment to our discussions. A rather attractive golden colour with a dense head, […]

28.01.12 – Home: Kenilworth, England

After a very busy day, I’m at home drinking a Brooklyn Lager. Last time I had any of this stuff was, well, in Brooklyn, at a pizzeria under the shadow of the Bridge. Nice pizza, very nice beer. The location may have changed, but the beer hasn’t. Now think of American lager, and you probably […]

18.01.12 – Clarendon Arms, Kenilworth, England

Ah, a pub. A pub with good ale. That’s more like it. Well, it’s  a pub that concentrates mainly on food, and shares a kitchen – and chef – with the excellent Harringtons restaurant next door. The chef being one of my rugby coaching colleagues, it makes a good venue for what are euphemistically called […]

04.01.12 – Novotel, Besancon, France

There are times when just any old beer will do, and one of those is when you’ve travelled all day to get to somewhere you just don’t want to be. And you’re thirsty… And that’s where I was today. Most definitely thirsty. So to the bar… First up was Heinekin. Now it’s never one of […]