Archive for April, 2014

Hi all,

Don’t forget to buy your tickets for St George’s Day craft beer tasting next Wednesday. Tickets are 50% sold out so don’t hang about!

I don’t know about you, but I am sick and tired of St Patrick’s Day taking all the headlines! What did he even do? It’s ls not like a slayed a dragon or anything! Now THAT it pretty badass.

For beer newbies or craft beer converts this is going to be a great night of cracking English craft beer from some of the most imaginative and award winning breweries this country has to offer, combining brewing tradition and big flavours. I can’t wait.

Link to tickets is right here

Have a fantastic Easter weekend.


Not an example of drinking responsibly

Not an example of drinking responsibly


Hi everyone,

I just wanted to remind you that the 15% discount for the St George’s Day, English craft beer tasting runs out on FRIDAY (thats the 11th April).

This year St George’s day falls on Wednesday 23rd April and we will be celebrating this momentous occasion at The Phoenix Pub in Clapham North / Stockwell.  This discount is exclusive to you brilliantly intelligent people who subscribe to my blog!

Ticket sales have been going strong this week, I have almost sold 50% already, I’m sure being mentioned in The Londonist’s Top 10 Foodie Popups in April on the homepage may have helped 🙂

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Remember this tasting is all about fantastic English beer.  I will will be walking you through six of the best beers being brewed right now here in England and we will be enjoying it with some hearty, traditional, English food.  Match made in heaven, imho.  This will be great if you are just starting out on your journey of beer discovery or you are  looking to get your hands on some darn tasty beverages and raise a few drinks to our Patron Saint.  Educational, sure… fun, absolutely!

The direct link to the 15% discount is Here, if you were in any doubt.

Keep well and hopefully see you for a beer on the 23rd!







Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, SW1


Good for: great beer and good vibes with friends.
Food: Burgers

This pretty inauspicious looking bar is like your girlfriends ‘really pretty friend’. Not a great looker but great personality. You could easily walk past Cask without a second glance, but once you get over the awkward appearance and slightly unsightly exterior you’re sure to find a new BFF.

It has exactly what you’d expect from the guys from Craft Beer Co. chain of bars, namely great beer. There are 10 real ales on cask and a further 15 craft beers on tap which tend to have the good UK beer from likes of Thornbridge, Magic Rock and Dark Star as well as many smaller breweries on rotation. They get a good selection of London bottled craft beer (the new stuff from Anspach & Hopday, Kernel, Partizan, Brew by Numbers, Weird Beard) and hundreds of import bottles from USA and Europe (regular size and Bombers). The sheer choice can be overwhelming and so can the ABV of some of the beers. Warning: It can be a challenge to find anything less than 5%!

What I like about this place is the atmosphere. It is consistently buzzing with the good vibes of people hanging out with friends. It feels a little like you have the run of a school classroom with chairs packed in and assembled haphazardly as people spin them around an assortment of tables, but with absolutely no danger of getting a ticking off from the teachers. The staff are friendly, knowledgeable and seem to blend into the crowd. It doesn’t attract the hipsters and there aren’t too many pretentious craft wankers… Nobody judges you on what you are drinking or what you are wearing.

If your peckish, the menu is small but the burgers (brought to you by Forty Burgers) are impeccable. The smell of them wafting across the bar is almost impossible to resist.