Fatherson at the Head of Steam

Fatherson at the Head of Steam

A trip to Newcastle this weekend for Scott and fiancé Mary-jane, staying with Henry and partner Abi. With tickets purchased to see Fatherson at the Head of Steam in the evening, the four of us were in search of something different to do pre-gig so decided to head to Lane7 beforehand for a spot of bowling.

Scotts March Update

Scotts March Update

This has been the first month since we started, that myself and Henry have not been able to meet up in order to discus brewery related plans over a few cold beers. Far from a bad sign, this is simply testament to how busy we have both been. Rest assured that next month there are already two weekend visits planned. I have been working on perfecting new beer styles and jetting off to Singapore for a week, for work, but with enough spare time for some spirited beer related research. Henry’s monthly review will be coming in a few days and…

February Update

February Update

Just a brief update of what’s been going on these past few weeks, starting with some bad news… No9: The first batch of no9 this year has not turned out as well as expected. The taste of the beer itself seems like an improvement with the introduction of Cascade hops which is a big plus however, the beer has not carbonated during conditioning as it should have leaving it decidedly flat. A little tweak to the sugar levels at bottling stage and I think it will come out just right. A new batch will be brewed this weekend and will…

Lancaster Brewery

Lancaster Brewery

For the first face to face meeting of 2015 for Back Lane Breweries founders, it was decided that we would take a trip to the Lancaster Brewery based in; yeah you guessed it, Lancaster.

Prince of Wales – Foxfield

Prince of Wales – Foxfield

Few things are as warming on a frosty morning as a trip to a good pub and there aren’t many better than the Prince Of Wales. The Prince of Wales is a pub in the truest sense of the word.

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