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Special, But Not so Bitter

Looking at the world of Beer trends, there always seems to be a type that catches either the public or critical imagination. This goes back far into history: when the Bavarian purity laws came into place in the Seventeenth century, German beer became really goddamn popular because it actually tasted good and wasn’t full of water, gnats and straw. 1,204 more words


Get your Wellies

Today we’re going to have a history lesson. There’s a lot of it in here. The beer today has quite a history, along with the Brewery and its apparel-namesake. 1,242 more words


The Canal House launch

Last night I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch party of Birminghams newest restaurant and cocktail bar. The Canal House, James Brindley.  Located on Bridge Street and overlooking the Canal the former James Brindley pub has been relaunched (it officially opens on August 14th)  and is well worth visiting. 791 more words

Aurum Autem

Whether picks are ringing, or a drill whirs, or a back-hoe claws out a crevice in the craggy face of a flecked pit of gold, mining has been a crucial aspect of industry. 1,350 more words


Race Report: 2017 Trailsplus Princes Park 24-hour Ultra

This race report is featured in Ultramag Vol.33 No.2 – the quarterly magazine of the Australian Ultra Runners Association (AURA).

The 2017 Trailsplus Princes Park Running Festival… 865 more words



In any given field of artistic appreciation, the leadership-structure is almost entirely built of snobs. As they often have a wide experience of an art-form, or formal training in dissecting it, their opinions carry weight far above their usually thin-faced veneer. 1,850 more words