Category Archives: Glasgow

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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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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5 Oakham Ales at The Counting House

Bier-Traveller rarely reports on domestic consumption, this evening is clearly an exception.  That this report is a favourable one about a branch of Wetherspoons is almost unbelievable. The Counting House was Glasgow’s first Wetherspoons opening in the late 1990s. The … Continue reading

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The CAMRA Branch Meeting at Fyne Ales

Fresh from the Glasgow CAMRA AGM a couple of weeks back, Hector found himself on an official outing. Many had eschewed the opperchancity to visit the Fyne Ales Festival at the Brewery at the end of the Summer, it did … Continue reading

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An Afternoon in Lancaster, then home to…

Simon was on the platform to greet us, for once I was not The Hector The Three Mariners was the first port of call.  Simon, Brother-in-Law of the absent Jonathan,  was insistent that we appreciate the Kultur of Lancaster.  The … Continue reading

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The monthly trip to The Staggs in Musselburgh

It is written, we shall go to The Staggs (aka The Volunteer Arms) once a month.  The reason is simple; Nigel the Landlord will put on the best Light, Hoppy Ale that he can get his hands on.  Not only … Continue reading

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