This post is one of those rare occasions when I feel the need to write about an issue on my blog. Generally, I focus on sharing places I’ve been and liked as I’ve always felt that if there’s something I’m not a fan of, I’d rather give them no publicity whatsoever rather than negativity. But, that’s digressing. I predominately choose not to write thought pieces about issues relating to the beer world as, more often than not, there are other, more informed commentators who do a much better job of it than I could.
Manchester is full of pubs and bars but this doesn’t stop new ones from constantly opening their doors in the city. As a creature of habit, I generally find myself sticking to the same places as I know what I like.
But with a free day and an open mind, we decided to spend an afternoon visiting some of the new openings in Manchester to see if any of them are worth a return visit.
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Happy days – Bundobust has finally arrived in Manchester. It’s always been one of my favourite places in Leeds and I’ve been excitedly waiting for its arrival on this side of the Pennines for the last few months. Continue reading
After visiting Bergen and travelling via train across the mountains, we ended up in Oslo. Like Bergen, the beer is expensive but there are considerably more places selling craft beer in Norway’s capital city to check out. We spent four nights in the city in total and managed to work our way through quite a few of Oslo’s beer bars visiting everywhere from cosy local bars to microbreweries to a well-known Scottish chain, so here’s a guide to some of them.
Norway may not seem like the most obvious place for a holiday filled with beer due to its well-documented high alcohol prices, but we didn’t let that stop us. Yes, it’s expensive but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth a visit and if you stick to smaller drinks and are prepared to only go out for a couple, it’s not going to totally break the bank. Here’s a little look at where to buy and drink craft beer in Bergen.
Living in Manchester means that I’m not only spoiled in terms of places to drink good beer in the city itself, but also the excellent transport links providing easy access to many other cities and towns.
With a free day, we decided to hop on the train and take a trip to Huddersfield for a visit to the Magic Rock Tap. It’s not my first trip to Magic Rock Tap as I visited last year for the Rainbow Project launch but it was my first experience visiting on a ‘normal’ day as opposed to a special event.