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Cantillon Quintessence 2016, Brussels

Cantillon Quintessence 2016

I’ve been to a lot of breweries over the last few years. Most are on big out of town industrial estates or previously disused arches under railways tracks. But not Cantillon. Their brewery is on a normal street, in a normal part of Brussels. Which is odd really, as the beer they brew is far from normal. Inside is a ...

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Beer Geek Supper Club With The Drunken Butcher

Beer Geek Supper Club with The Drunken Butcher

I like to eat out, a lot. Usually, in restaurants but a few years ago I started attending supper clubs too. I love them because most are BYOB (bring your own booze). People generally go with a bottle of wine or two but I like to take a variety of beers to pair with each course. Some of the best supper clubs in Manchester are undoubtedly ...

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Food Pairing Dinner With Casimiro At Ibérica, Spinningfields

Iberica Spinningfields

I started this blog to avoid writing about beer over on my food blog. But every now and again I attend an event and can’t decide where best to put it. As happened recently when I was invited to a ‘Food Pairing Dinner’ at Ibérica, Spinningfields. I’ve covered Ibérica a couple of time over there but since this event was hosted by ...

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Beavertown & Andy Annat Restaurant Takeover @ Solita Didsbury

Solita Beavertown & Andy Annat Takeover

It’s hard not to get excited when one of your favourite UK breweries teams up with a BBQ champion to host a one off event at one of your favourite restaurants. It happened in March when Solita held a kitchen takeover to launch the sale of Beavertown beers in their restaurants. I’d have been up for it anyway had they ...

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Christmas Food, Beer & Festive Cheer @ Great Ale, Bolton Market

Christmas Food & Beer @ Great Ale

After running a successful food and beer pairing event at the newly opened Wigan Central, I brought my ‘Christmas Food, Beer & Festive Cheer’ to one of my favourite places two days later; Great Ale in Bolton Market’s Lifestyle Hall. Despite tickets being cheaper, the Bolton event proved to be even better than the original in Wigan. Mostly thanks to the ...

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Beer & Food Pairing @ Taps, Manchester

Taps Manchester

  Taps was the scene of my worst ever experience as a food blogger back in 2012. I genuinely thought I’d never return but last year I went back after being tempted by their new ‘Beer & Food Pairing Menu’. It couldn’t possibly be as bad as last time. Could it? Find out here: http://foodgeekblog.co.uk/2014/11/taps-manchester-beer-food-pairing/

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Kona/Red Hook ‘Meet The Brewer’ @ Cane & Grain, Manchester

Cane & Grain - Meet The Brewer

Hawaiian brewery Kona seem to be everywhere in Manchester these days with American Red Hook not far behind with their popular Long Hammer IPA. I attended a ‘Meet The Brewer’ event at Cane & Grain in Manchester’s Northern Quarter where I got to learn about the breweries and sample many of their beers, paired with Cane & Grain food. Read about it here: ...

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