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Beer Musings – 03 February 2023

04/02/2023 Leave a comment

An Emergency Beano in Newport, South Wales. Mild weather for early February and time to discuss Dry January, beer price rises, CAMRA vouchers, Hereford Beer House loyalty scheme and 6 Nations Rugby. 

#Ale #Beer #Bier #February2023

Fine Ales need Fine Chips

Back To The Friday Plan

09/01/2023 Leave a comment

Not quite as much rain to start the day. I really should have checked the opening times as The Beer In Hand is closed on Sunday. So, The Orange Tree and over doing it on Cobs it is then. Ham Salad on arrival, Cheese and Onion to follow. Cobs could be the January thing?

Ham Salad in The Orange Tree

Free Coffee and Tagging

08/01/2023 Leave a comment

There was a lot of overnight weather and well into the day as well. It turned out that the free hot drink included the large drinks as well. So a huge hit of Caffeine and a paid for Bacon Roll as well. The Kings Fee has run out of Wild Beer Co Cans forever. 10% off in @hfdbeerhouse for tagging. Gets a Birthday Gift Pack. Quality Glassware. 

And I was Happy too

Cheaper and Free

07/01/2023 Leave a comment

The first Beano of the year and the Petrol is much cheaper in Hereford and I win a Costa reward for a free hot drink. Spoons January Sale means the Guest Ales are only 99p a Pint. Nothing like that “Here in Wales”. The Orange Tree, late Cobs arrival. However Fine Cask Ales. Two Cobs are really filling, aren’t they?

A 99p Pint in a Jug

The Mild Christmas Eve

25/12/2022 Leave a comment

The day before Christmas and it’s time to count my blessings. Starting early with a Luxury, Festive Mince Pie.  One and a half in the Pen & Wig with a discount for my CAMRA card. You can’t beat a quality tray of chips on Christmas Eve, even when you are overlooking Newport Railway Station. On to The Little Tap House, where Arfur popped in. Forgot to video that bit. I ended up in Tiny Rebel, drinking Cask and gaining TR rewards. Very rather sleepy on the bus.

Christmas Eve 2022 in Newport

Cold, Snow and Festive – Cwrw17 December 2022

22/12/2022 Leave a comment

Had to use my backup bus as the Graig-y-Rhacca bus yet again didn’t show up. Caerphilly at just above freezing but still had a lot more snow than Bedwas. A Festive Mice Pie and a Pint of Cwrw to start the day in The Malcom Uphill. And then it all got Hazy in the form of Hazy Jane. Downhill all the way once I reached Brew Monster. Some Discord live chat too.

The Malcolm Uphill – Caerphilly

The Missing Mince Pie

28/11/2022 Leave a comment

DH Unplugged and not quite the Lazy Beano model, despite it being a later start due to it being Sunday. So the start is in The Kings Fee.  Orange Juice but a World Shortage of Mince Pies.  Also they have lost the remote control for the TV opposite me, so I’m watching the World Cup on my iPad Mini. The Hereford Beer House, big German, Malty start. 

Malty Sunday

2nd Class Stamps

27/11/2022 Leave a comment

A rainy Saturday (again) but not as bad as back home. Aren’t 2nd class stamps expensive? When all else fails on the cask ale front it’s time for Hazy Jane. The Imperial, reduced cask but your basic sports bar plus food. Why did I leave it so long before returning to The Hereford Beer House. Jonny showed up as well. Rauchbiers.

Much Cloudwater

Of Apple and Eggs

20/11/2022 Leave a comment

Mostly Apple kit.  A Beano where you want to start early and review Full English. Yes, The Kings Head have Eggs and extra butter is no problem. I had to defrost the car and it was only just getting light as I arrived. Two Festive Ales on at The Kings Head and at £2.29 a Pint, that’s not too shabby. Two of the regional ales and I didn’t move on. I even saw a bit of the Rugby. Wales lost.

#mb12  #Monmouth  #November2022

Not actually hazy

Bonfire Night Saturday Beer Musings

07/11/2022 Leave a comment

The Little Tap House on Baneswell Road is opening on the 18/19 November. Coffee House, Craft Beer and Geeky Gaming.  Wobbly Bob in The Larry Linton, a 6% cracker to start the day.  High Hops inspired by High Hopes, Tweet sent. The Pen & Wig, Newport, Real Ale, Newport Central. Tiny Rebel Newport, Punter WiFi, almost 200MB symmetrical.   

Beer musings in Newport on Bonfire Night
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