Beer

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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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San Fran highs…and highs!

San Fran highs…and highs!

When we said we would be in the US for a year  a number of our friends and family feigned weakness at the idea of…

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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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Giving thanks

Giving thanks

Today Americans take a pause, sit down together, and give thanks. In General Coffee State Park in Georgia, John and I have been doing the…

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An ode to Brevard

An ode to Brevard

We tend not to be planners and only make decisions on our next stop a maximum of a couple of days in advance. This week,…

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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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