The date was Friday 26th February. The place was The Bond Company, in the Digbeth area of Birmingham. The event was the first of it’s kind in the UK’s second city (if you’re from Manchester, shutup, you know it’s true!), and All Hail the Ale were there, in fact I believe we were the first paying attendees through the door at 11am.
It was time for the Birmingham Beer Bash, or Birminghamcubed as it is known on twitter.
And when the afternoon session came to an end around 5.00pm, we turned to each other (we being, myself and Ritchie as presenters of this here little podcast, and Simon Saunders and Richard Collins, dedicated followers of fermented beverages) and decided 6 hours of this fantastic festival were just not enough so promptly booked ourselves tickets for the evening session. Continue reading →
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The brief hiatus is over. You’ve listened to the opening and thrilling conclusion of AHTA #13, and now we’re back to our usual format showcasing beers from our very own local brewery, Byatt’s.
Touted on their website as Coventry’s only free trade brewery, Byatt’s has been around since 2011. As regular listeners will know, we are very proud of Byatt’s as our local Coventry brewery, but have done them a disservice by not including them on our podcast, until now!
Contrary to the suggestive title, this isn’t a post about the good and bad things a beer reviewer (if that is what we actually do anyway) can expect from their pastime. Neither is it a post looking at the “this beer is the best thing I’ve ever tasted” ales compared with the “why exactly did they bother brewing this” duds that we’ve tasted over the years.
Instead, in a first for All Hail the Ale, we bring you our first two part episode where we look at low ABV and high ABV beers separately.
The arbitrary rule we set ourselves was under 1% and over 10%, and all beers had to be standard fermented beers as opposed to all that distilled malarkey. Continue reading →
While last month’s episode (AHTA #8) was the first release of the year, this is the first podcast recorded in 2013.
The selection of ales received from Badger Ales
In September last year we brought you reviews of a number of ales from Grain Brewery in AHTA #7, and very pleased with them we were too!
Around the same time we were sent the Grain beers, we also received a selection of beers from Badger Ales, and we finally bring you our showcase.
So, here we are, it’s 2013 and we have the release of the first AHTA podcast of the year. We have a little secret to let you in on though, as this was originally recorded back in October 2012, but we had so many other things we wanted to get released before Christmas we held it back for this year.
So, the mystery is solved, well it wasn’t really a mystery, we told you all about it in our 2012 US Election Special which replaced this one.
This says it all, brewing from start to finish from Country Life Brewery
This month’s episode, sees us looking at beers from the Cornwall, Devon and Bristol area and is rather imaginatively titled “The English South West Special”. Continue reading →