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August, 2013 Archives

Bodega is a huge bar/restaurant/night club in the heart of Cork, Ireland. It is one of a number of pubs on the Cork Heritage Pub Trail.

Bodega is a huge bar/restaurant/night club in the heart of Cork, Ireland. It is one of a number of pubs on the Cork Heritage Pub Trail.

Stewart Brewing is an independent craft brewery based on the outskirts of Edinburgh in Loanhead, Midlothian. Established in 2004, the brewery has grown from strength to strength and in 2013 moved to a much bigger brewery as part of a £1.2m investment.

Stewart Brewing is an independent craft brewery based on the outskirts of Edinburgh in Loanhead, Midlothian. Established in 2004, the brewery has grown from strength to strength and in 2013 moved to a much bigger brewery as part of a £1.2m investment.

The Hanging Bat is one of Edinburgh's best beer bars and have their own custom tap handles in the shape of bats.

The Hanging Bat is one of Edinburgh’s best beer bars and have their own custom tap handles in the shape of…hanging bats.

The large central bar at Biddy Mulligan's on Edinburgh's Grassmarket. One of the smallest pubs in Scotland, the Wee Pub, is accessible through a passageway to the left of the bar.

The large central bar at Biddy Mulligan’s on Edinburgh’s Grassmarket. One of the smallest pubs in Scotland, the Wee Pub (see Beer Lens photo), is accessible through a passageway to the left of the bar.

These custom made beer cask urinals and cistern are the star attraction at The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer in Bristol, England. They're not the first to do this but they've done a much better job than some that I've seen.

These custom made beer cask urinals and cistern are the star attraction at The Famous Royal Navy Volunteer in Bristol, England. They’re not the first to do this but they’ve done a much better job than some that I’ve seen.

The Café Royal opened in Edinburgh on July 8th, 1863 and replaced an earlier Café Royal that opened in 1826 across the road. The Victorian and Baroque interior hasn't changed much and is full of stained glass, Victorian plasterwork and unique Doulton ceramic murals painted by John Eyre. According to the pub's website, they were purchased by an early licensee J. McIntyre Henry from the 1886 International Exhibition of Industry, Science and Art, which was held on Edinburgh’s meadows.

The Café Royal opened in Edinburgh on July 8th, 1863 and replaced an earlier Café Royal that opened in 1826 across the road. The Victorian and Baroque interior hasn’t changed much and is full of stained glass, Victorian plasterwork and unique Doulton ceramic murals painted by John Eyre. According to the pub’s website, they were purchased by an early licensee J. McIntyre Henry from the 1886 International Exhibition of Industry, Science and Art, which was held on Edinburgh’s meadows.

A selection of the 11 cask ales at that are available at The Craven Arms in Birmingham, England.

A selection of the 11 cask ales at that are available at The Craven Arms in Birmingham, England.

Traquair House is Scotland's oldest inhabited house and dates back to 1107. Beer has been brewed at the house since at least 1556 when Mary, Queen of Scots, visited. A 200 gallon copper was installed in 1739 but brewing discontinued shortly after 1800. The equipment remained locked away until rediscovered in 1965 when brewing was restarted by Peter Maxwell Stuart, 20th Laird of Traquair. Beer today is brewed using the same equipment and fermented in oak vessels, some of which are over 200 years old and is managed by Peter's daughter Catherine Maxwell Stuart, 21st Lady of Traquair.

Traquair House is Scotland’s oldest inhabited house and dates back to 1107. Beer has been brewed at the house since at least 1556 when Mary, Queen of Scots, visited. A 200 gallon copper was installed in 1739 but brewing discontinued shortly after 1800. The equipment remained locked away until rediscovered in 1965 when brewing was restarted by Peter Maxwell Stuart, 20th Laird of Traquair. Beer today is brewed using the same equipment and fermented in oak vessels, some of which are over 200 years old and is managed by Peter’s daughter Catherine Maxwell Stuart, 21st Lady of Traquair.