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Stonehaven Real Ale Festival 2010

Last weekend was the second year of the Stonehaven Real Ale Festival. We went along to the first event a year ago and had a fantastic night with a lot of excellent beer on tap. This year happened to coincide with my (and my brother’s) 30th birthday, it would be rude not to pay a visit really. Continue reading “Stonehaven Real Ale Festival 2010”

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Trade Winds, Liberty and Old Mortality

In my ongoing efforts to sample all the beer that Deeside Drinks Emporium has to offer I had a few more fine ales over the weekend. From America we had Liberty from the San Francisco based Anchor brewery. Closer to home was an 80 shilling from Strathaven called Old Mortality, named after the Sir Walter Scott novel of the same name. Lastly there was a bottle of Trade Winds from the consistently excellent Cairngorm Brewery. Continue reading “Trade Winds, Liberty and Old Mortality”

Drink, Thoughts

Food and drink I’ve enjoyed this week

Haven’t done much serious cooking again this week due to training and the Scotland game on Tuesday. The braised lamb shank on Sunday more than made up for it though, it tasted amazing. Just because there’s no recipe post doesn’t mean I haven’t stopped eating though. Continue reading “Food and drink I’ve enjoyed this week”