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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 …

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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.