Sunday, 17 June 2018

SWINGS AND ROUNDABOUTS


THIS WAS BREWED TO COMMEMORATE THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE PLAYPARK AT ALDBROUGH ST JOHN ON THE 2ND JUNE 2018. I'VE BEEN DELIGHTED TO SUPPORT THIS WITH DONATIONS OF BEER FOR FUNDRAISING, AND FROM THE BREWERY OPEN DAY. A BIG SHOUT OUT TO JESS YOUNG AND STUART REED WHO DID ALL THE HARD WORK IN GETTING THIS PROJECT GOING - AS WELL AS ALL THE OTHER BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS WHO SUPPORTED IT. 

SWINGS AND ROUNDABOUTS WENT OUT TO THE FOLLOWING FINE ALE HOUSES:

LANGDON BECK HOTEL, FOREST IN TEESDALE
THE SHIP, MIDDLESTONE VILLAGE
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON
DARLINGTON QUOITS CLUB
HIGH FORCE HOTEL, FOREST IN TEESDALE
THE SHIP, RICHMOND
THE BAY HORSE, RAVENSWORTH 
THE BUCK, SADBERGE
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN
THE FOUR ALLS, OVINGTON
THE CROFT HOTEL, CROFT ON TEES

ENJOYED!        

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DONINGTON SUPERBIKE ALE


BREWED TO ENJOY WHILST WATCHING THE SUPERBIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS AT DONINGTON - IT WENT OUT TO THE FOLLOWING FINE ALE HOUSES:

THE SHIP, MIDDLESTONE VILLAGE
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON
HIGH FORCE HOTEL, FOREST IN TEESDALE
CASTLE TAVERN, RICHMOND
THE SHIP, RICHMOND
GLAXO SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, BARNARD CASTLE
THE OLD WELL, BARNARD CASTLE
THE OLD VIC, DARLINGTON
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN
THE ROYAL OAK, BYERS GREEN
THE FOUR ALLS, OVINGTON
THE CROFT HOTEL, CROFT ON TEES

ENJOYED!

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ARTISTIC LICENCE - DARLINGTON FOR CULTURE ARTS FESTIVAL ALE

PROUD TO HAVE SUPPORTED FOR THE SIXTH YEAR RUNNING, DARLINGTON FOR CULTURE ARTS FESTIVAL. THIS YEARS ALE WAS 'ARTISTIC LICENCE' WHICH WENT OUT TO THE FOLLOWING FINE ALE HOUSES:

THE BUCK, SADBERGE
THE SHIP, MIDDLESTONE VILLAGE
DARLINGTON QUOITS CLUB
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON
HIGH FORCE HOTEL, FOREST IN TEESDALE
THE OLD WELL, BARNARD CASTLE
VOODOO CAFE, DARLINGTON
ORB, DARLINGTON
DARLINGTON SNOOKER CLUB
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN
THE CROFT HOTEL, CROFT ON TEES
THE FOUR ALLS, OVINGTON
THE OLD VIC, DARLINGTON

ENJOYED!
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TWILGHT ZONE


BREWED FOR INTERNATIONAL TWILIGHT ZONE DAY - IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE?

TWILIGHT ZONE WENT OUT TO THE FOLLOWING FINE ALE HOUSES:

OVINGTON VILLAGE HALL
THE SHIP, MIDDLESTONE VILLAGE
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON
THE FOX INN, REXBY
GLAXO SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, BARNARD CASTLE
THE RED LION, COTHERSTONE
HIGH FORCE HOTEL, FOREST IN TEESDALE
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN
THE TURBINIA, NEWTON AYCLIFFE
THE FOUR ALLS, OVINGTON 
THE CROFT HOTEL, CROFT ON TEES

ENJOYED!


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Saturday, 5 May 2018

RICHMOND RIDERS - TOUR DE YORKSHIRE 2018 ALE


BREWED FOR THE TOUR DE YORKSHIRE - IT'S BEEN A GREAT DAY FOR THE STAGE, WHETHER YOU'VE BEEN WATCHING IT LIVE,  DOWN THE PUB OR THE COVERAGE ON THE TV. (LOOKED LIKE A NAILBITING END AT SCARBOROUGH) 
   
RICHMOND RIDERS WENT OUT TO THE FOLLOWING FINE ALE HOUSES:

THE OLD WELL, BARNARD CASTLE
THE THREE TUNS, EGGLESTON
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON
DARLINGTON QUOITS CLUB 
HIGH FORCE HOTEL, FOREST IN TEESDALE
THE SHIP, RICHMOND
THE FOX HOLE, PIERCEBRIDGE
THE TURBINIA, NEWTON AYCLIFFE
THE BUCK, SADBERGE
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN 
THE BAY HORSE, RAVENSWORTH
THE HOLLY HILL, RICHMOND
  
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LETS DANCE - INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY ALE


BREWED FOR INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY (PERHAPS ALSO A HOMAGE TO THE DAVID BOWIE SONG OF THE SAME NAME)  LET'S DANCE WENT OUT TO THE FOLLOWING FINE ALE HOUSES:

THE SHIP, MIDDLESTONE VILLAGE
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON
THE SHIP, RICHMOND
HIGH FORCE HOTEL, FOREST IN TEESDALE
THE CASTLE TAVERN, RICHMOND
WETHERBY BREWERY TAP
THE ROYAL OAK, BYERS GREEN 
THE FOUR ALLS, OVINGTON
THE COMRADES CLUB, RICHMOND
THE OLD VIC, DARLINGTON
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN
DARLINGTON SNOOKER CLUB
THE CROFT HOTEL, CROFT ON TEES
THE BLACKSMITHS ARMS, MICKLETON      
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GEORGE SLAYS THE DRAGON - ST GEORGES DAY ALE

BREWED FOR ST GEORGES DAY, HE'D HAVE DESERVED A PINT OF MITHRIL ALES AFTER HIS ENDEAVOURS. 

GEORGE SLAYS THE DRAGON WENT OUT TO THE FOLLOWING FINE ALE HOUSES:

DARLINGTON QUOITS CLUB
THE SHIP, MIDDLESTONE VILLAGE
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON
THE BLACK HORSE, INGLETON
HIGH FORCE HOTEL,  FOREST IN TEESDALE
THE SHIP, RICHMOND
WETHERBY TAP
GLAXO SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, BARNARD CASTLE
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN
DARLINGTON  SNOOKER CLUB
THE CROFT HOTEL, CROFT ON TEES
THE FOUR ALLS, OVINGTON

ENJOYED!
   
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GOLD COAST GOLD - COMMONWEALTH GAMES ALE


BREWED FOR THE RECENT COMMONWEALTH GAMES - ALTHOUGH I DOUBT THERE WAS MUCH ALE DRINKING GOING ON OUT THERE (SADLY)

GOLD COAST GOLD WENT OUT TO THE FOLLOWING FINE ALE HOUSES:

THE OLD WELL, BARNARD CASTLE
THE SHIP, MIDDLESTONE VILLAGE
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON
DARLINGTON QUOITS CLUB
THE SHIP, RICHMOND
GLAXO SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, BARNARD CASTLE
THE TURBINIA, NEWTON AYCLIFFE
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN
THE CROFT HOTEL, CROFT ON TEES
THE FOUR ALLS, OVINGTON
THE BAY HORSE, RAVENSWORTH
THE ROYAL OAK, BYERS GREEN

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LUCKY NUMBER 8 - CELEBRATING 8 YEARS OF MITHRIL ALES


THIS WAS BREWED TO CELEBRATE 8 YEARS OF BREWING AT MITHRIL ALES - THE NUMBER 8 IS ALSO ONE OF THE LUCKIEST NUMBERS IN CHINESE - HERE'S TO HOPING THIS YEAR IS A GOOD YEAR FOR MITHRIL ALES, AND INDEED EVERYONE!

LUCKY NUMBER 8 WENT OUT TO THE FOLLOWING FINE ALE HOUSES:

THE OLD WELL, BARNARD CASTLE
THE SHIP, MIDDLESTONE VILLAGE
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON
DARLINGTON QUOITS CLUB
HIGH FORCE HOTEL, FOREST IN TEESDALE
THE SHIP, RICHMOND
CAFE 1618, MIDDLETON IN TEESDALE
GLAXO SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, BARNARD CASTLE
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH  ST JOHN
THE OLD VIC, DARLINGTON

ENJOYED!
  
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LORDS OF THE RING - TOLKIEN READING DAY ALE

BREWED FOR TOLKIEN READING DAY. 

LORDS OF THE RING WENT OUT TO THE FOLLOWING FINE ALE HOUSES:

WHITE SWAN, STOKESLEY
THE SHIP, MIDDLESTONE VILLAGE
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON
DARLINGTON QUOITS CLUB
GLAXO SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, BARNARD CASTLE
HIGH FORCE HOTEL, FOREST IN TEESDALE
THE SHIP, RICHMOND
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN
THE FOUR ALLS, OVINGTON
THE CROFT HOTEL, CROFT ON TEES

ENJOY!   


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Sunday, 25 March 2018

BIG SLEEP - WORLD SLEEP DAY ALE


NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE FILM 'THE BIG SLEEP' STARRING HUMPHREY BOGART - BIG SLEEP WAS BREWED FOR WORLD SLEEP DAY - A FIRM FAVOURITE OF THE MITHRIL STAFFIE AND MRS MITHRIL WHEN THEY'RE HAVING A COUCH SURF. I HAVE ALSO BEEN KNOWN TO ENJOY A BIG SLEEP WHEN WHEN I'VE COME HOME AFTER A FEW PINTS.......................

BIG SLEEP WENT OUT OF THE FOLLOWING FINE ALE HOUSES 

THE OLD WELL, BARNARD CASTLE
THE SHIP, MIDDLESTONE  VILLAGE
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON
THE TURBINIA, NEWTON AYCLIFFE
GLAXO SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, BARNARD CASTLE
THE QUOITS CLUB, DARLINGTON
THE HIGH FORCE HOTEL, FOREST IN TEESDALE
THE THREE TUNS, EGGLESTON
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN 
THE BAY HORSE, RAVENSWORTH
THE CROFT HOTEL, CROFT ON TEES

ENJOY!        
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EDDIES HEROES - OR AT LEAST THEY WERE AT THE START OF THE CAMPAIGN



THERE'S NO DOUBT THAT IRELAND WERE WORTHY WINNERS OF THE 6 NATIONS RUGBY - BUT AS AN AVID ENGLAND RUGBY SUPPORTER I WAS ABSOLUTELY GUTTED AT THE RESULT BY THE END OF THE TOURNAMENT.

DROWN YOUR SORROWS AT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING FINE AL HOUSES:

THE OLD WELL, BARNARD CASTLE
THE SHIP, MIDDLESTONE VILLAGE
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON
THE WHITE SWAN, GILLING WEST
REVOLUTIONS BREWERY
THE SHIP, RICHMOND
THE BLACK HORSE, INGLETON
THE HIGH FORCE HOTEL, FOREST IN TEESDALE
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN
THE FOUR ALLS, OVINGTON
THE CROFT HOTEL, CROFT ON TEES

ENJOYED! 

  
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Monday, 5 March 2018

INSIDE RUNNER - INDOOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ALE



BREWED FOR THE INDOOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS - ALTHOUGH I'M VERY MUCH AN ARMCHAIR, OR PUB STOOL ATHLETE MYSELF! 

INSIDE RUNNER WENT OUT TO THE FOLLOWING FINE ALE HOUSES:

THE SHIP, MIDDLESTONE VILLAGE
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON
GLAXO SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, BARNARD CASTLE
WETHERBY BREWERY TAP
GILLING WEST VILLAGE HALL 'DO'
OVINGTON VILLAGE HALL 'DO'
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN
THE OLD VIC, DARLINGTON
THE ROYAL OAK, 
THE CASTLE TAVERN, RICHMOND

ENJOY!

     
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KOREAN WINTER - WINTER OLYMPICS ALE


BREWED FOR THE WINTER OLYMPICS - WHICH WERE A GREAT WATCH. WE COULD HAVE LEARNT THING OR TWO HAD WE KNOW HOW MUCH SNOW WE WERE DUE TO GET IN THIS COUNTRY. ALTHOUGH I'M NOT SURE I'D HAVE BEEN 'LUGING' MY DELIVERIES DOWN COUNTRY LANES!  

KOREAN WINTER WENT OUT TO THE FOLLOWING FINE ALE HOUSES:

THE OLD WELL, BARNARD CASTLE
THE SHIP, MIDDLESTONE VILLAGE
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON
DARLINGTON QUOITS CLUB
GLAXO SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB
WETHERBY BREWERY TAP
CLEVELAND CAMRA 
BRADFORD BEER FESTIVAL
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN
THE FOUR ALLS, OVINGTON
THE CROFT HOTEL, CROFT ON TEES

ENJOY!   
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YEAR OF THE DOG


THIS YEAR IN THE CHINESE  CALENDAR IS THE 'YEAR OF THE DOG. - APPARENTLY DOGS ARE THE TRUEST FRIENDS AND MOST LOYAL PARTNERS. OBVIOUSLY NOT REFERRING TO OUR DOG WHO'LL SCROUNGE OF WHOEVER SHE CAN! 

'YEAR OF THE DOG' WENT OUT TO THE FOLLOWING FINE ALE HOUSES  

THE OLD WELL, BARNARD CASTLE
THE SHIP, MIDDLESTONE VILLAGE
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON
THE TURBINIA, NEWTON AYCLIFFE
GLAXO SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, BARNARD CASTLE
THE HIGH FORCE HOTEL, FOREST IN TEESDALE 
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN
THE CROFT HOTEL, CROFT ON TEES   

ENJOYED!

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Monday, 19 February 2018

OVER THE BAR - RUGBY SIX NATIONS ALE


JUST FOR A CHANGE, A RUGBY INSPIRED ALE - THE FIRST OF THREE ALES BREWED FOR THE RUGBY SIX NATIONS.

OVER THE BAR WENT OUT TO THE FOLLOWING FINE ALE HOUSES:

THE SHIP, MIDDLESTONE VILLAGE
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON 
GLAXO SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, BARNARD CASTLE
THE SHIP, RICHMOND
DARLINGTON RFC
VOODOO CAFE, DARLINGTON
THE ROYAL OAK, BYERS GREEN
THE OLD VIC, DARLINGTON
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN 
THE CROFT HOTEL, CROFT ON TEES
THE FOUR ALLS, OVINGTON  

ENJOYED!

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Sunday, 18 February 2018

SUPPORT YOUR PUB - DRINK BEER!


A LIGHT HEARTED COUNTER TO THE DRY JANUARY CAMPAIGN - BUT SERIOUSLY  WHETHER YOU DRINK ALE, LAGER, SPIRITS OR SOFT DRINKS PLEASE REMEMBER TO SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL PUB! INDEED IT CAN BE A TOUGH TIME OUT THERE NOT JUST FOR PUBS, BUT ALL LOCAL ENTERPRISE . 

I'VE BEEN REALLY FORTUNATE TO BE IN BUSINESS FOR AS LONG AS I HAVE (COMING INTO MY NINTH YEAR OF TRADING SHORTLY)  BUT, OVER THE YEARS I'VE SEEN A NUMBER OF GREAT PUBS THAT HAVE CLOSED - IT IS TRULY A CASE OF USE THEM OR LOSE THEM!       

SUPPORT YOUR PUB WENT OUT TO THE FOLLOWING FINE ALE HOUSES:

THE OLD WELL, BARNARD CASTLE
THE SHIP, MIDDLESTONE VILLAGE
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON
DARLINGTON QUOITS CLUB
GLAXO SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB
THE SHIP, RICHMOND
THE TURBINIA, NEWTON AYCLIFFE
THE CASTLE TAVERN, RICHMOND 
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN
THE FOUR ALLS, OVINGTON
DARLINGTON SNOOKER CLUB    

ENJOYED!
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Tuesday, 30 January 2018

SNOOKERED - MASTERS SNOOKER ALE

SNOOKERED, BREWED FOR THE MASTERS SNOOKER TOURNAMENT - BUT PROBABLY ALSO HOW I FELT AFTER THE BIRTHDAY GAMES NIGHT WITH THE FATHER IN LAW THIS MONTH. AS MENTIONED IN THE POST BEFORE, HE'S RETIRED SO HAS FAR MORE TIME ON HIS HANDS TO PRACTICE. 

SNOOKERED WENT TO OUT TO THE FOLLOWING FINE ALE HOUSES:

THE GREEN TREE, PATRICK BROMPTON 
THE SHIP, MIDDLESTONE VILLAGE
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON
DARLINGTON QUOITS CLUB
GLAXO SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, BARNARD CASTLE
THE SHIP, MIDDLESTONE VILLAGE
THE THREE TUNS, EGGLESTON 
HIGH FORCE HOTEL, FOREST IN TEESDALE
DARLINGTON SNOOKER CLUB - BEER IN THE WOOD 
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN
THE OLD VIC, DARLINGTON 
THE CROFT HOTEL, CROFT ON TEES   

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Sunday, 28 January 2018

TREBLE TWENTY - BDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS


TREBLE TWENTY WAS BREWED OFFICIALLY FOR THE BDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - BUT ALSO COINCIDES WITH MY FATHER IN LAW'S ANNUAL BIRTHDAY DART (AND POOL) GRUDGE MATCH AT THE OLD VIC IN DARLINGTON.  AS HE'S OLDER THAN ME (AND NOW ALSO RETIRED) HE CAN SPEND ALL HIS TIME PRACTISING DARTS SO HE CAN THRASH US ALL - THIS IS  OBVIOUSLY WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU HAVE TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS!

TREBLE TWENTY WENT OUT TO THE FOLLOWING FINE ALE HOUSES:

THE OLD WELL, BARNARD CASTLE
THE SHIP, MIDDLESTONE VILLAGE
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON
DARLINGTON QUOITS CLUB
GLAXO SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, DARLINGTON
THE SHIP, RICHMOND
THE RED LION, COTHERSTONE
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN 
THE FOUR ALLS, OVINGTON
THE CROFT HOTEL, CROFT ON TEES

ENJOY!
  

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Monday, 1 January 2018

FIRST ALE OF 2018

MY FIRST SPECIAL BREW OF 2018 - WISHING ALL MY FRIENDS, FAMILY, CUSTOMERS AND DRINKERS A GREAT 2018! 

2018 TREAT WENT  OUT TO THE FOLLOWING FINE ALE HOUSES:

THE SHIP, MIDDLESTONE VILLAGE
THE QUAKERHOUSE, DARLINGTON
GLAXO SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, BARNARD CASTLE
DARLINGTON QUOITS CLUB
THE HIGH FORCE HOTEL, FOREST IN TEESDALE
THE THREE TUNS, EGGLESTON
CAFE 1618, MIDDLETON IN TEESDALE
THE OLD VIC, DARLINGTON
THE CROFT HOTEL, CROFT ON TEES
THE STANWICK, ALDBROUGH ST JOHN
THE OLD WELL, BARNARD CASTLE

ENJOY! 



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