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Halfway 2 Nowhere Podcast: Episode 4 – Saltaire Brewery

Episode Four of the Halfway 2 Nowhere Podcast saw Adam from Saltaire Brewery, a top brewery in West Yorkshire join me to chat all things beer, the brewery’s rebrand and his bucket list beer tasting. “At Saltaire we’re passionate about how we make our beer – it’s the only way we know how. We don’t […]

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Brew and Bean

Brew and Bean Home Tasting: Turning Point Brewing Co.

Week 2 of our home tasting sessions; this week it was the turn of Turning Point Brewing Co. with four of their current beers they’ve brewed during lockdown. Who are Turning Point Brewing Co.? Based in North Yorkshire, Turning Point Brewing Co. are one of the most innovative, exciting breweries in the North of England. […]

Music, Coffee & Beer in York

York. One of the UK’s prettiest, most visited cities. A city full of culture, a city full of great Yorkshire-folk and a city full of places to drink alcohol, coffee and consume live music. This, is the Halfway 2 Nowhere Guide to our hometown city. Live MusicTop 5 Venues A city often missed off tours […]

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Music

REVIEW: Blue Family Lockdown Sessions.

The three things I’ve missed most during this period have been going to the match, going to gigs, and writing about gigs. So thank The Lord for Everton in the Community and their Blue Family Lockdown Sessions for bring me some sense of normalcy. Everton in the Community is the charity wing of the club […]

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Music

Saturday 6 – May 23rd 2020

The Claremonts – Get Away, Get Away, Get Away A combination of gritty vocals, auspicious guitar pieces, and a Madchester driven rhythm section amalgamate to form The Claremonts. This new one is up their with their best recorded work; fast paced, grungy-scuzzy-indie music to go crazy to. Got I miss live shows and I can’t wait to see this […]

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Music News

#saveourvenues Campaign Sees 140 UK Music Venues Removed from ‘Critical’ List

Today, the Music Venue Trust (MVT) has announced that the #saveourvenues campaign launched three weeks ago today has now resulted in 140 grassroots music venues being removed from its ‘critical’ list. #saveourvenues, which has so far raised over £1.5m in donations, was initiated by MVT in response to the continued economic threat to over 500 […]

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Brew and Bean

Chapter Brewing – Fictional Beer, Real Character

This week, I had a new book delivered called “The Science of Storytelling” by Will Storr. The narrative goes, we rarely consider what makes a story engaging and compelling and is a great read about the science that goes into a great piece of fiction. Why mention this in a beer blog I hear you […]

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Brew and Bean Home Tasting: Alphabet Brewing Company

With pubs still closed and brewery tours unlikely to resume for a while, each week I’ll be doing a tasting session alongside my girlfriend whose also a keen beer-drinker, with a range of beers from a different brewery, bringing you impartial reviews and tasting notes from the beers in question. First up…Alphabet Brewing Company. Who […]

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Music

City Series: Liverpool

I think Adidas did it first, and I love the idea of a ‘City Series’, so I’m delighted to have the opportunity to write about bands, venues, and gigs in Liverpool, which is still arguably the greatest musical city in the country. It’s in the blood. Someone once wrote that when a child is born […]

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Brew and Bean Podcast

Halfway 2 Nowhere Podcast: Episode 3 – 92 Degrees

Episode Three of the Halfway 2 Nowhere Podcast saw Jack from Brew York, a coffee roasters in Liverpool join me to chat all things coffee and their roasters. “92 has been through some big changes since we first opened the doors in 2015. We now have four successful shops, and a roastery that provides expertly […]