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 →