Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Christmas Beer

BAD Xmas Barley Wine. It's lively but not explosive. I recommend decanting into a jug before getting it in a glass. In my case, the glass is an early Xmas present from a colleague. I must get to IMBC next year. Merry Xmas!


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Saturday, 21 November 2015

Symposium

We're off. A 5.5% porter this time.


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Friday, 13 November 2015

Manchester BAD Trip

The Manchester BAD trip starts in unexpected blazing sunshine.


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Monday, 28 September 2015

Cider Postscript

We have fermentation. Guess which one is spontaneously fermenting.


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Saturday, 26 September 2015

Apple Day

Pressing has commenced.





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Sunday, 20 September 2015

Brew Day 3

Nearly done. Wasn't this one supposed to be a golden ale?


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Brew Day 2

The brains trust are mending the boiler. And I've captured Bharat's best side again.


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Brew Day

We're under way. With a nice picture of Bharat's arse.


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Saturday, 19 September 2015

GCR Beer Festival 2

Beer at last!


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GCR Beer Festival

We're on the platform at Leicester North getting thirsty. I've spared Louise by not taking my normal terrible picture of her, but she is here too, just out of shot.


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Monday, 14 September 2015

Dates for your Diaries

We have lots coming up. Make sure that you make a note of the following.

19 September - Great Central Railway Beer Festival. Catch the train at Leicester North or meet us at Loughborough. Contact me for more details.

20 September - for anyone not too hung over it's brewing day at Bharat's from 09:00.

26 September - Apple Day. Press apples, drink cider (and/or beer,) eat food, be happy.

17 October - By The Rivers play Leicester. I know it's a shameless plug for my son's band. I can get tickets with no booking fee. Contact me for details.

13-15 November - BAD Trip to Manchester. Contact Phil if you want to go but haven't yet told him.

21 November - Symposium at Bharat's.

I'm doing them all.


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Saturday, 1 August 2015

Symposium

Beer & barbecue. A winning combination.


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Saturday, 13 June 2015

Brew Day 3

Hops.


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Brew Day 2

Sparging with the Prof. The beer is based on a recipe for Mikkeller Stateside IPA.


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Brew Day

We have commenced.


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Sunday, 24 May 2015

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Brew Day 4

Hop stew.


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Brew Day 3

It's time to start lubricating our work.


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Brew Day 2

There's barely room for the sparging arm!


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Brew Day

It's Xmas beer brewing. That's rather a lot of grain!


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Friday, 8 May 2015

BAD Trip Brewdog 2

We are still here. Via several beers I'm on the Orval but we have done many.



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BAD Trip Brewdog Leicester

I have sorrows to drown after the election results. Brewdog Leicester fits the bill.


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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Symposium 1

And we're off with our Black IPA. it's lively and dark. I'm salivating heavily.


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Saturday, 4 April 2015

Cider Symposium

We've started on the cider. Vat 1 & Vat 2 sampled, it's now time for sausage casserole.


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Friday, 13 March 2015

Look who is here

Leicester Beer Festival 2

We have acquired a collection of BAD boys & girls at the festival. We are working our way through a collection of beers.


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Leicester Beer Festival

It's only noon & it's rammed & beers have started to run out already.


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Saturday, 7 March 2015

Brew Day 4

The yeast is pitched & it's time for nature to work.


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Brew Day 2

Sparging while drinking my first beer of the day.


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Brew day 2

Sparging is under way.

Brew Day

We've started mashing our black IPA.


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Friday, 20 February 2015

Bad Trip 7

Last stop The Babbington Arms. Sixpoint Bengali Tiger.


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BAD Trip 6

The Exeter for a Dancing Duck Dark Drake.


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BAD Trip 5

Derby Brewer Tap. Flying Dog Snake IPA.


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BAD Trip 4

We've come to a newish micropub, The Little Chester Ale house. I'm having a Wentwell Sid.


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BAD Trip 3

The Smithfield. Bass for old Lang syne. RIP Black Boy.


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BAD Trip 2

In The Alex for an Amber Ales Almond Dark. Wow.


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BAD Trip to Derby

First stop, The Brunswick. With Val, Lou, Phil & The Prof.


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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Symposium

We're off. A lively beer brewed to a Brakspear Bitter recipe but bolstered to 5.2% ABV.


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Thursday, 22 January 2015

Apple Press Meeting

Well one BAD boy turned up to the apple press AGM. We've booked the last weekend in September 2015. They were nice enough but light weights. It's just after 9 & I'm the only one left. Time for another HOB.


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