Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Monday, 5 March 2012
Had a day trip to Newark today and visited the "Just Beer" Micropub. Beery Steve and I were well looked after by Phil and we had a very enjoyable time - until we got back to Newark North Gate station to find the East Coast mainline in chaos due to a broken rail near Retford. Got home eventually, though. I also found out that the article on micropubs appeared in yesterday's Sunday Times with not a single mention of The Conqueror. Perhaps they're saving it for later.
Sunday, 4 March 2012
I've just been informed that The Conqueror has been judged Thanet CAMRA Pub of the Year. To say that I am chuffed is the greatest understatement ever and (at the risk of sounding like a gushing Oscar winner) I'd like to thank everyone who has made it possible:- the great guys who brew the beers and ciders I sell; the loyal band of customers that drink them; those wonderful people at Thanet CAMRA; all the people who have helped and advised me along the way and, of course, Debbie, who is in charge of book-keeping and tutting. Cheers!
Thursday, 1 March 2012
I had a team from the Sunday Times come in yesterday for an interview and photos. They're doing a feature on Micro-pubs so look out for it over the next few weeks. Beers on this week are Wantsum More's Head, Tring Odd-Job and a triumphant return for Redemption Big Chief. Dark Star Hophead, Nelson Shiver me Timbers and Ripple Steam Winter Ale will follow.