Friday, 31 August 2012

The Organ Grinder, Loughborough

Loughborough. You may not know where Loughborough is, you may not be able to pronounce it correctly.
Blue Monkey brewery know where Loughborough is and have opened their second Organ Grinder pub in the boozer formerly known as The Old Pack Horse.

A lot of work has been done on the place, I feel it's been improved no end from how I remember it.
Large room at the front, a smoking shelter area, a stable room and a sizeable yard with picnic benches.
It's much the same as the Nottingham one, it's a winning formula.

8 cask ales and 8 keg fonts. A lot of Blue Monkey, Cannonball from Magic Rock and Dead Pony Club from BrewDog on this visit.
As it's only a 10 minute journey by train from Leicester I will be a regular. You might find me having a drink with Richard Harris.

The Organ Grinder Loughborough is on the corner of Pack Horse Lane and Woodgate.

Location:Wood Gate,,United Kingdom

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Summer Sundae: Bring Your Own

There's a pretty good beer tent at the Summer Sundae festival. There are 20 cask ales, many of the reliable kind, Hopback Summer Lightning, St. Austell Proper Job and Abbeydale Deception to name a few.

A couple of weeks back there was a tweet from Summer Sundae that said punters could take their own alcohol. I read it then read it again. I don't think I've been to a music festival where I could take my own booze since Monsters Of Rock in 1988.

So the best beer at Summer Sundae this year is Dark Star Hophead that I got from the Swan and Rushes and brought in a growler.

Location:Leicester,United Kingdom