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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

Bristol Beer Factory Tap Takeover Tiny Rebel Newport

29/10/2022 Leave a comment

A rainy start as you would expect  in Newport. Getting there early to get some pre opening (11:00) training in.  Well, at 08:10 there was cleaning going on at Tiny Rebel’s Newport Bar but no sign of any Bristol Beer Factory Ales. So onward to The John Wallace Linton for some training. 

All The Leaves Are Brown – Brewster’s Brewery – 4.8% ABV – B+ and a bit

Hambrook – Hop Union (prev GWB) – 4.0% ABV – B+ and a bit maybe and and extra bit

Moving on to The Pen and Wig Newport

Vienna – Dovecote Brewery – 6.4% ABV – B+ and a bit

Tiny Rebel Bar Newport @tinyrebelnpt

Simplicity – Bristol Beer Factory – 4.0% ABV – B+ and a bit

Southville Hop – Bristol Beer Factory – 6.5% ABV – B++

Power Play – Bristol Beer Factory – 5.0% ABV – B+ and a bit and a bit

Laser Juice – Bristol Beer Factory – 4.2% ABV – B++

Bristol Beer Factory Tap Takeover at Tiny Rebel Newport – 28 October 2022

More Wetherspoon’s Autumn Beer Fest – 2022

23/10/2022 Leave a comment

Starting on Wednesday 19 October 2022, in The John Wallace Linton. Six Festival Ales on, drank four. Friday 21 October 2022 in The Malcolm Uphill.  All the Festival Ales either on or have been drunk. Update on why the iPad Pro’s front camera is still on the portrait side. Meanwhile, on Saturday, it’s still going strong at The John Wallace Linton, In Newport. A touch of Tiny Rebel Cask from the Newport Bar to finish. 

The 4K Emergency Beano

23/07/2022 Leave a comment

A late start Emergency Beano after booking a Gloucester Oktoberfest and a GooglePixel 6a. Two away from Four Thousand Untappd Uniques. Starting in the Pen and Wig (Newport) and plus one and on cask to boot.  The 4K was in Tiny Rebel’s Newport Bar, the corner by the bar and with a Triple Tropica, weighing in at 10% ABV, which I though was fitting. Moving on to try out Weird Day’s Taproom. It started to gently rain, which I thought was a good sign, post Amber Heat Alert. With it only being 15 minutes from the centre of town, it’s a hidden gem. Friendly staff, a great selection of beers, live Untappd and FTTC WiFi. If only it could open at 10:00 instead of 14:00. Revisit planned.

Not Trusting The App

17/10/2021 Leave a comment

A Saturday Emergency Beano. An RTA on Newport Road. The bus before mine I saw tacking the Graig-y-Rhacca route. The Stagecoach App said everything was fine. I decided to wait at the bus stop on the Graig-y-Rhacca route. I was right. And while we are at it, what is it with PIA and the Cloud’s captive portal under iOS? Still it didn’t rain. Tiny Rebel Newport, not quite back to normal. I miss the fridge full of Guest Fine Ales. And it was the 50A back home.

I’ll Take The Long Way There

12/09/2021 Leave a comment

The 50A due to Costa not opening until 08:00. Confused Autumnal weather with no Hazy Jane shortage in The Larry. Old School but fast WiFi and Cask Ale in the Pen & Wig. And when a Cask is fresh on and the Ale is Fine, well that’s the Way Forward. A large tray od Chips from nowhere near the Sea and then on to Tiny Rebel. Runners going from the Bar to the Brewery. Cask, Keg and a Can whilst going very old school with Tiki Bar TV. A sunny end to the day.

Embrace The Opaque

24/08/2021 Leave a comment

Commercial Street Newport Costa Coffee still not open at 07:00, despite what the Costa Website says. However the Costa at the station opens at 06:00 and the lady behind the counter was excellent. Started in The John Wallace Linton, where the Hazy Jane (my Breakfast Beer of choice) was in plentiful supply.

The Pen And Wig (Newport – Dog Friendly) for 10:02. The joy of it being back to the way it was pre Rhona, Cask and Citra to boot.

Chip shops can be tricky on a Monday, so it was Plan B and 50p more to boot. However a good sized portion and just around the corner from Tiny Rebel.

Speaking of which. In the corner by the power and now next to the organic back wall. Nothing better than slowly drinking the afternoon away. Solid Monday.

Thunder, Lightning and Litter

25/07/2021 Leave a comment

Newport early on a Saturday morning. It’s full of litter. No use of litter bins, just everything just thrown on the ground. Windy, cooling rain at least until the John Wallace Linton opened at 08:00. WiFi not upgraded and a lot of bottled beers were out of stock. Not a good sign. Happy days in The Pen & Wig with almost full speed FTTC. The usual Harbour Chips and it was an old school afternoon in Tiny Rebel’s Newport Bar. The beer menu is getting better there too. Nature is slowly healing.

Not Trusting The Internet

27/06/2021 Leave a comment

A choice of two Costa Coffees in Newport. Their website says one is open and the other one is closed. First discovery, the open one is closed and only much later did I learn that the closed one is open. Also, the Internet was down in the John Wallace Linton. However, The JWL is getting a FTTC update. Which is good. On to the Pen & Wig which already has FTTC and still the best collection of Cask Ale in Newport. Huge tray of chips from The Harbour Fish Bar before sitting in the corner in Tiny Rebel Newport. Wales got hammered 4-0.


It’s The Little Things That Matter

25/05/2021 Leave a comment

Like will the bus be on time or will it even turn up? Will it hammer down with rain? Will I have enough things to moan about? So, dry and the bus was on time.

Newport was, well mostly closed before 08:00, still repairing the fire damage and minus one Spoons. The Queens Hotel. I will miss it.

With only one Wetherspoon in the City Centre, The John Wallace Linton, that now is the earliest to open and that is at 08:00. All the coffee Shops are 08:00 too. Still not back to whatever normal.

And so to Breakfast. BrewDog and Bacon seemed to hit the mark. Ordered on the app and I didn’t go for any sauces. Full disclosure, I am a BrewDog shareholder.

And it wouldn’t be me with out a tech failure. Here’s a tip, if the app says the beer is out of stock but you can see it in the fridge. Always go with your eyes. Still AB InBev.

Next was the Pen & Wig, Newport edition. Great welcome and a LocAle brew that became a 1K tweet, which for me is rather good. Good to be back on the cask. CAMRA member after all.

You can’t just have Fine Ales even if it is a Welsh Cake Stout. You need chips and you need chips from the Harbour Fish Bar. By the way it nearer to the Railway Station than it is to any Harbour. Always a good weather discussion going on there too.

Had a booking for Tiny Rebel Newport and I was sadly 10 minutes late. No problem and because I was a single booking I was put in the corner next to the power, my favourite spot.

Ordering was either via waiting staff or via a table QR code which tales you to an ordering website. Second tip of the day, the table number is written on the side of the hand sanitiser bottle. He’s the cream of the crop an 8.0% ABV Apricot and Vanilla IPA.

Little things win out

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