BeerHeadZ Nottinham license hearing

BeerHeadZ Nottingham gets license.

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BeerHeadZ Nottingham took a step closer to opening today by acquiring its premises license to sell alcohol. The license application received just one representation so had to go to hearing at Loxley House, Nottingham (coincidently also next to the Railway Station). BeerHeadZ’ corner was championed by our friends from Nottingham CAMRA and East Midland Trains, but inexplicably the person who made the representation couldn’t even be bothered to turn up to argue his case. Ultimately, the hearing committee took about two minutes to consider the case and grant the license, wishing us luck in our venture. Plans can now go full steam ahead (forgive the pun) and we’ll keep you posted along the journey. Toot toooooot!!

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How much would you pay to keep cask alive?

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There has been much comment on the recent announcement by Cloudwater that they are discontinuing cask beer, due to economics of the business and the fact that cask just isn’t kept well in general. A couple of days after Cloudwater’s post, Beer Nouveau gave a very honest response on their blog about the relative costs of producing cask, KeyKeg and bottled beers. It all makes grim reading if you’re a cask beer fan. Whilst I don’t agree with everything in either post, I don’t feel qualified enough to argue against individual points. It is quite evident though, that cask beer has been far too cheap for far too long and if you, the consumer don’t accept higher prices for it, cask may all but disappear over the next few years. It’s a difficult situation for pubs too. If we pass …

Beer list for the 1st Cannon Ale Run

Cannon Ale Run beer list

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We now have the final list for this week’s forthcoming Cannon Ale Run festival, which features BeerHeadZ Retford, the White Lion and the Idle Valley Tap and starts this Thursday June 23rd and runs (excuse the pun) through until Sunday 26th. Almasty – Citra 4.2% A single hopped pale ale. Bad Seed – Session I.P.A 4.0% A session IPA with German Comet, German Cascade & Perle hops. Cloudwater – Bitter 4.3% A hoppy bitter using seasonal ingredients. Errant – Knight 3.5% A classic bitter with English hops. Errant/Quilliam – Ahab 5.0% Lapsang Souchong stout. Five points – Pale ale 4.4% A zesty aromatic pale ale with Amarillo, Centennial and Citra hops. Harbour – Amber 4.0% A malt driven ale with caramel and toffee flavour. Finished with mild floral hops. Left Handed Giant – Lactose Tolerant 5.5%. A milk stout North …