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Guest ale column: Return to Blighty

Guest ale column: Return to Blighty

Eleven months, 40, 000 miles and 33 states gave the ‘Guest Ale Colum’ opportunity to sample an impressive number of beers and breweries. All good…

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Guest (ale) column: Missoula – America’s best kept secret?

Guest (ale) column: Missoula – America’s best kept secret?

We arrived in Missoula with high hopes, it is after all our ‘home’ town (for those that don’t know we needed to set up a…

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Bend, Oregon: The beer capital of the West

Bend, Oregon: The beer capital of the West

I’d never heard of Bend, OR until we met a couple in Lassen Volcanic National Park a few weeks ago. As they approached along the…

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The Guest (Ale) Column: The ‘British Pub’

The Guest (Ale) Column: The ‘British Pub’

When is a pub not a pub? When it’s a ‘British Pub’. There is a growing trend in America for bars that call themselves pubs….

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The guest (ale) column: Finding friends in Florida

The guest (ale) column: Finding friends in Florida

The guest (ale) column returns after an extremely long absence, caused mostly by my own laziness and An’s exceptionally thorough blogging. The intervening months since the…

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Guest (ale) column: Nice Growler

Guest (ale) column: Nice Growler

It’s been a while since I have posted anything on the blog, most of that time has been spent fixing things in the trailer. A…

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A valley of breweries

A valley of breweries

During the time we spent staying with Steve and Deb at their lovely house near Gordonsville, VA, Steve told me on several occasions that we…

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Mystery Beer!

Mystery Beer!

Just a very short post for all the beer followers out there in praise of always trying a new and sometimes unidentifiable beer! Steve and…

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Guest (ale) Blog. The 2nd pint

Guest (ale) Blog. The 2nd pint

After trying to be all deep and meaningful on my first post with a commentary on the place of the USA in the second decade…

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Guest (ale) column

Guest (ale) column

Anyone who has read any of our blog so far cannot have failed to notice that An does most of the writing. I’d argue that…

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