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High Fives! All BeerHeadZ bars feature in Good Beer Guide 2020

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Five years, five pubs and five entries in latest guide. BeerHeadZ was founded just five years ago in Retford and have expanded rapidly; opening pubs in Grantham, Nottingham, Lincoln and Melton Mowbray, five in total. BeerHeadZ has developed a sound reputation for quality and exciting beer and the brand is now instantly recognised by beer lovers around the East Midlands. The Good Beer Guide, now in its 47th edition, is produced annually by CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale) and features 4,500 UK pubs serving the best quality beer. It is compiled by an army of unpaid volunteers who anonymously inspect the Nation’s pubs to produce a list of the few that make it into the Guide, which is widely referred to as ‘The Drinker’s Bible’. It is the go-to resource for all discerning beer drinkers. To celebrate the milestone …

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Opportunity at Lincoln

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There is an opening at our busy Lincoln bar, situated on Eastgate, for the job of Bar Assistant. Role: Bar AssistantHours: Full time, flexibleThe ideal candidates will have the following, but full training will be provided otherwise: A passion for beer! Be able to assist with the day-to-day running of a busy pub A good understanding of the UK beer scene Good knowledge of breweries both home and abroad Cellar management knowledge Good people skills Able to use social media to promote the business and its activities If you think you would fit in our awesome, passionate and dedicated team, please email your CV plus your contact details to: martin@beerheadz.biz ASAP.

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Why I have a MAJOR boggle with TheMusicLicense.

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Any business premises, be it office, factory, barber shop, or in my case, bar, that plays music is required by law to pay for a music license. The current body that enforces the is PPL PRS, or ‘TheMusicLicense’, which gathers money from every business in the land and re-distributes it (after taking their running costs out) to “all those involved in making music” (from TheMusicLicense web site). But who are these people? I’ll come back to this later. Let’s get one thing straight, the system IS a rip-off, and here’s why; Again from TheMusicLicense website: “You can play or perform the music of specific artists only if you wish, but it will not affect the cost of your license. That’s because the cost is not calculated based on which music artists you play, but instead depends on factors such as …

BeerHeadZ Nottingham recruiting now!

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We have an opening at our small but busy Nottingham Station bar for the job of Pub Manager. Role: ManagerHours: Full time, flexibleThe ideal candidates will have the following, but full training will be provided otherwise: A passion for beer! Be able to deal with the day-to-day running of a busy pub A good understanding of the UK beer scene Good knowledge of breweries both home and abroad Cellar management knowledge Good people skills Able to use social media to promote the business and its activities If you think you would fit in our small but passionate team, please email your CV plus your contact details to: martin@beerheadz.biz ASAP.

New Lithuanian beer is simply magic!

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In a World first, Lithuania’s AF Alaus Darykla (AF Brewery) has pioneered a technique of making beer from just air and water. The equipment used in this process looks reminiscent of the apparatus that brought the monster to life in Universal’s 1931 film of Mary Shelly’s ‘Frankenstein’ and literally, through sparks and alchemy, sucks one methyl (-CH3) group, one methylene (-CH2-) group, and one hydroxyl (-OH) group of molecules out of the air and combines them to form C2H5OH – Ethanol, or Ethyl Alcohol. The alcohol is then collected in small vessels (the process is extremely power intensive and only produces very small quantities). How the malt and hop character is obtained is nothing short of ingenious. Jets of the produced alcohol are literally squirted at super-high speed through compressed blocks of the desired hops and malts. The velocity of …