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June, 2010 Archives

Getting my growler filled with Susquehanna Espresso Stout at Appalachian Brewing in Harrisburg, PA.

The Salamander is a pub located in the heart of Bath, England. Owned by the Bath Ales Brewery, the pub occupies the site of an old Victorian coffee, steak and chop house. You can read a review of the pub at Travels with Beer.

The Salamander is a pub located in the heart of Bath, England. Owned by the Bath Ales Brewery, the pub occupies the site of an old Victorian coffee, steak and chop house. The Salamander serves a great selection of Bath Ales beer along with good food. You can read a review of the pub at Travels with Beer.

Simpson's Tavern is a traditional English Chop House that has stood on this site since 1757. Tucked away in a narrow alleyway, the premises were originally built as two houses in the late 17th century and then converted into a chop house and coffee shop. Coincidentally, it is a stones throw from where the first coffee shop in London was located. Located near the Bank of England, tourists are few and far between and like every other pub in the area, it is closed on Weekends. Predominently a restaurant, there is also a small bar selling two ales.

The Goose and Cuckoo is a remote pub located on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park in south Wales. The pub has great beer on a sunny day you can see for miles. It's so far away from civilisation that all you can usually hear are the sheep. You can read a full review and view more photos on Travels with Beer.

The Coal Hole is a stunning piece of 'olde Englishe' revival built in 1903-4. The pub consists of a lofty, beamed L-shaped room whose main decorative theme is the celebration of the grape. Near the ceiling is a deep plaster frieze of grape-gathering women and the rear features a very large decorative terracotta fire surround. A finer example of this style of pub is the Cittie of Yorke, also located in London. Unfortunately there is some lens flare in this shot but it was the best version of the interior that I had. You can view more photos of the Coal Hole at Travels with Beer.

The Bell is one of the smallest pubs in the City of London and parts are believed to have survived the Great Fire of London of 1666 which makes it one of the oldest pubs in London. It was named after a church bell that was once located nearby and sounded the alarm for the Great Fire. You can read more about the pub at Travels with Beer.

This is the Brains stand that greets you when entering the Great Welsh Beer and Cider Festival. Unfortunately, the other half of Beer Lens (@shotbykim) couldn't attend.

NSCS Corner Store Selections

We have many great local businesses that cater to the craft beer scene here in Rochester. One of those is Nathaniel Square Corner Store in the South Wedge. NSCS is located next door to John's Tex Mex, which also serves a great craft beer selection. Not in the mood for Mexican? NSCS serves up fantastic breakfasts and lunches. Looking for a new beer to try? NSCS regularly does craft beer tastings at the store. Follow them on twitter at @nathanielsquare. How many beers in this shot can you name?

Victory Day - Rochester, NY

The Wenlock Arms is a proper London boozer. The pub is popular with locals and the only tourists you will see are the beer related ones with their Good Beer Guide in hand. The pub decor is as basic as you'll get but the beer selection is fantastic with around 10 ales on at any one time as well as a cider and strangely, a Samuel Smith lager and stout.