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August, 2010 Archives

Brangwyn Hall is the setting for the annual Swansea Bay beer festival which takes place every August. According to Brew Wales, 'The somewhat risqué murals on the walls of the hall, painted by Frank Brangwyn, were originally meant for the House of Lords but were rejected by them. These artworks were commissioned by Lord Iveagh of the Guinness family and ended up in Swansea.'

Sampling the Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout at a party

Sampling the Great Lakes Barrel-Aged Blackout Stout at a party. Yes, it really is as good as Beer Advocate users say.

A Williams Bros Fraoch Heather Ale pumpclip in the Woodin's Shades pub in London. The pub is very dark which means that I had to shoot at 3200 ISO. The lens used is a Sigma 4.5mm Fisheye.

One of the fridges at the Great British Beer Festival. This fridge was well stocked with American beers at quite reasonable prices.

The Counting House is a flagship Fullers pub located in the heart of the City of London. Just a stones throw from the Bank of England, the Counting House was built in 1893 as Prescott's Bank. The interior is extremely impressive and is very similar to another Fullers pub, the Bank of England on Fleet Street. You can view another view of the Counting House here and view more photos and read a review on Travels with Beer.

The Dovetail is a Belgian beer paradise located in the Clerkenwell area of London. The pub has a large selection of draught and bottled Belgian beers as well as food cooked with beer. This pub was also featured on Beer Lens back in October.

The Rake is a tiny bar located on the edge of Borough Market, London. Despite being so small it still manages to pack in a dozen or so draught beers and two huge fridges stocked with a wide variety of British and foreign beers and ciders. If you are wondering why it's so quiet it's because I visited at 10:15am on a Saturday morning! Left Hand Good Juju still tastes great first thing in the morning. The lens I used was a Sigma 4.5mm fisheye on a Canon 40D.

The East India Arms is a tiny Shephed Neame owned pub in the City of London. Located near Fenchurch Street Station, the pub is no more than a single room and a few stools dotted around the bar. You can read a review and view more photos at Travels with Beer.