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My journey with beer.

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My earliest recollection of tasting beer was in the kid’s outside area of a pub, somewhere on the outskirts of Portsmouth, when I asked my dad if I could taste his beer. I took a swig and my face screwed up immediately as the bitter brown liquid hit my taste buds. “Don’t worry”, said my dad. “You’ll get used to it!” …and get used to it I did! That story is the first memory I have about my beer-drinking career but there have been many memory-making milestones along the way. Some of them are quite hazy now – the memories that is, not the beer (although many of them have been), but I’ll try to retrieve them for this article. The first ‘proper pint’ I ever had – that is bought for myself with my (pocket) money – was at …

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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 …

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 …

Retford wins again

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BeerHeadZ Retford was awarded North Notts CAMRA’s Pub of the Season for Autumn 2018 award this weekend, making it the pub’s sixth accolade. The whole team (pictured L-R): Russ, Josh, Andi and Yana, was in attendance to receive the certificate and a great night was had by all. Thanks to North Notts CAMRA for their recognition and well done to the team for making BeerheadZ Retford a winner.

BeerHeadZ Melton Mowbray opens today!

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BeerHeadZ’ fifth bar opens today! Located on King Street in Melton Mowbray’s oldest secular building (parts of which date back to 1330), BeerHeadZ have created a beer haven for the discerning drinkers of Melton. Featuring beers from draught, craft, bottle and can, we hope to offer something for everyone. Confused by the choice? Never fear! Our enthusiastic team are on had to help you decide what to try. Work is very much on-going, so please expect changes over the next few weeks until we settle down. We hope to see you all very shortly! Cheers, Team BeerHeadZ