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Don’t have Lao Khao, man.

A couple of weeks ago a good friend and colleague returned from a family holiday in Thailand bearing gifts- a couple of innocuous looking bottles of Thai booze. I naively assumed they would just be your bog-standard domestic lager in a fancy foreign bottle, but I was very wrong. Once in the glass, it was […]

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Flowing Bubbles

For our Spring tasting dinner, we’ve decided to pop a few corks, get busy with the fizzy and treat ourselves (and you) to an explosion of bubbles. We’ll shy away from the well trodden path of champagne (for budgetary reasons) and Prosecco (because there’s little to be said) Instead, we’ll offer you seven very different […]

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Over To You

Heather is a force of nature: works like a demon, knows her shizzle and always coming up with new ideas for nonsense to do in the shop. Her latest wacky scheme is to harness the collective talents of you lot for our Friday evening tastings. We know plenty about beer, but most importantly we know […]

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GREETINGS POP-PICKERS!

We play music in the shop. Plenty of people notice, and we get lots of nice comments. Once, we played the Grease movie soundtrack and people were dancing. (Have you noticed we have a mirrorball that gets switched on at the weekend?) Another once, a fella was very sniffy about the music I lined up […]

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WE GOT THE FUNK

    We’ve given you the first couple of months off, which should be plenty enough time to let your livers (and wallets) recuperate, but it is now about time to kick off our 2018 Sunday wine dinners. Due entirely to public demand I have put my scepticism to one side and the shop now […]

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Stock and Barrel

I am a dyed in the wool sceptic when it comes to the use of fancy barrels for your limited edition overpriced beers. Far too often they are used to add value to an otherwise underwhelming beer. Worse still, is when a brewery takes an existing brilliant beer and decides to gild the lily by […]

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Keep Them Sweet

It’s probably news to you, unless you’re part of it, but a small kerfuffle (with possible big implications) ran through the beer industry through the latter half of 2017. A complaint to the Portman Group (the alcohol industry body that regulates/oversees marketing) led to the censure of Wales’ Tiny Rebel brewery and rebranding of their […]

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Get the beers in.

      Just a quickie. The guys over at Alechemy will be undergoing a rebrand in the new year and have asked us if we’ll help them shift some of their old stock. To that end we are now selling wee slabs of their Photon IPA for £18 a pop That’s just £1.50 a […]

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Mexicanned Beer

I don’t eat pineapple: Not that I really have anything against it, it’s just that it’s hardly the most user friendly fruit: Being too large, covered in spines and rather pricey. Which means I very rarely have one of the prickly bastards squatting in my fruit bowl. I’m also not really a fan of pineapple […]

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Shore Thing

There was no parade, or announcement in the local press, so it may very well have passed some of you by, but LEITH HAS GOT ITSELF A NEW BREWERY! When Paul Gibson of Campervan Brewing found he could no longer meet demand operating out of the back of his garage in Comely Bank, he invested […]

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