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October, 2010 Archives

This impressive ceramic bar can be found at the Brains Brewery-owned Golden Cross in Cardiff, Wales. The pub dates to 1903 and the original ceramic bar is one of just two in Wales and one of only 20 in the UK. The pub is classed by some as the most impressive in the whole of Wales and it is in the top 10 most unspoilt pubs in the UK. To get this shot a foreign cleaner let me in before the pub opened and I took a sneaky shot. YOu can view more shots of the interior o nthe CAMRA Heritage Pubs website.

Drink up!

A very big cheers to all of our loyal readers. Thanks for all your kind words. Here's a taste coming at you from a local festival. The beer is made by Custom Brewcrafters for a pub called Hose 22. Cheers!

7 of the 10 taps that are available at the excellent tasting room at Left Hand Brewery. I was driving so drank the 3.2% Bard's Mild. really wanted to try the barleywine.

If you want to smoke at the Great British Beer Festival you can't take your beer with you so you have to let this steward look after it. In order to remember where you put your pint, you place it on a playing card.

Magpie Pub

Yet another local Rochester pub. Honestly we have so many good pubs here, it's hard to choose from. But here is the lineup at Magpie Pub, an Irish pub in the Park Avenue area. They serve up a mean corned beef sandwich here as well.

Avery Brewing

Avery Brewing can lineup at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival. What's your favorite Avery beer? Most people prefer the Maharaja, but I am partial to their stouts.

New Holland Brewing Dragon's Milk

Bottles of New Holland Brewing Dragon's Milk wait to be opened for tasters at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival. This is a very tasty ale that is aged in oak barrels.

Maine Beer Company Zoe

Maine Beer Company Zoe. A deliciously hoppy amber beer. Maine Beer Company is a tiny microbrewery in...Maine. This beer is very highly sought after and well rated on Beer Advocate. Recommend you try them out if you are ever near Portland, Maine.

A lone drinker on a quiet Monday evening at the Murenger pub in Newport, South Wales. The pub is very dark so I had to set the camera to 3200 ISO.

To celebrate the launch of the new Brew Dog pub in Aberdeen, here's a shot of some bottles of their latest beer - Bashah Reserve 2009 - a Collaborative brew between Stone Brewing Co. and BrewDog . The labels were drawn by Johanna Basford.