Category Archives: Scotland

Kippen – Fallen Brewing Company – Jars in Memory of Jason

Fallen Brewing Company – Station House, Kippen, Stirlingshire, Scotland FK8 3JA Martyn offered Hector the last two seats on the bus to Fallen Brewing at the start of the week, Dr. Stan would be my – Plus one. This would … Continue reading

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Glasgow Real Ale Festival (G-RAF) 2016 – Day 2

Nothing much has happened since the close of Day 1 of the Glasgow Real Ale Festival 2016, the UK has voted to leave the EU, the Prime Minister has given his notice, people being interviewed on TV who voted for … Continue reading

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Glasgow Real Ale Festival (G-RAF) 2016 – Day 1

June 23rd, 2016, the day the citizens of the UK decide whether or not to stay in the EU. This also happens to be the first day of the Glasgow Real Ale Festival (G-RAF), the third in the modern era … Continue reading

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Jason Lyons, The State Bar, Glasgow – Farewell, Jason. R.I.P.

Kim told each of the Regulars as we arrived last night – it was a matter of when, today we were told the tragic news, Jason Lyons has passed away. I am proud that I knew Jason and that he … Continue reading

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Musselburgh – The Staggs – POTY

Today was another in the regular monthly visits to the Staggs in Musselburgh by The Weegies as were are called locally, or The Company as Hector prefers. It was also the Edinburgh CAMRA Branch’s AGM. Hopefully they would not be … Continue reading

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G-RAF – Glasgow Real Festival 2014 – Day 3

The Day began with a better than expected Curry was served at Dakhin in Candleriggs, a short walk from The Briggait where the First Glasgow Real Ale Festival in Yonks was being held. The Majority of The Company had agreed … Continue reading

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Glasgow Real Ale Festival 2014 – G-RAF Day 2

The Plan today was to work a Split Shift: 14.00 – 18.00 then 20.00 to Closing Time. This would permit Hector to satisfy his other Source of Pleasure on the First Full Day of the Summer Vacation. Arriving in Candleriggs … Continue reading

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Glasgow Real Ale Festival 2014 – G-RAF Day 1

When Jonny Met Kenny Eighteen years is the number bandied about since the Glasgow CAMRA Branch last held a Beer Festival. So, the 1997 Winter Ale Festival in the Old Fruit Market doesn’t count? Back then Hector knew few CAMRA … Continue reading

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The Staggs, Musselburgh – POTY – and no Hanging Baskets!

Once a month, a fair representation of Glasgow CAMRA members, hereafter – The Company – descend upon The Volunteer Arms (Staggs) in Musselburgh. We are in our Third Year of doing so, it is now written. Actually, not every visit … Continue reading

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Remembrance Sunday at The Volunteer Arms, aka The Staggs – Musselburgh

This was Hector’s first trip to The Staggs on this Day of Memorial. Katie, Mein Hostess has been counting down the days in anticipation of the Beer Festival that is the Highlight of their Year. On this day – It … Continue reading

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