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  1. I'm sure most us appreciate a delicious ale in a local hostelry from time to time so I thought it would be a good idea to have a thread dedicated to such fine establishments. I think Birmingham and the wider West Midlands has a fantastic choice of public houses and there are so many! So, what are your favourites? Here are some of mine: The Wellington - Birmingham City Centre A pub thread wouldn't be complete without this place. Its a traditional no nonsense pub with a fantastic selection of ales and lagers, Plus it even has a nice roof terrace now. The Vine Inn - Five Ways/Ladywood This has been a semi regular Friday after work destination for a few years now. Not the greatest selection of lagers and ales, but friendly staff, local 'characters' who drink in there, big screen TVs and the famous 'chip butty'. The picture below was from the World Cup in 2010 and I was there that day (I think I was lurking at the back!) The Highfield - Edgbaston (opposite Simpsons restaurant) Slightly more up market but an occasional lunchtime haunt, this has a fine selection of alcohol and very nice food. Also a good atmosphere after work on a Friday
  2. Just testing the water on this one. I'm moving back to the UK from Vancouver and provisionally due to arrive back on February 28th. We're likely to have a fair bit of luggage with us and my Dad only has an Astra. As he's 81 he's not allowed to hire a van either so we're a bit stuck. I was wondering if anyone would be able to help out with transport from Birmingham airport to Kidderminster. It'd likely be around 11.30am and we'd just need you to take a couple of suitcases. Everything in them will be legal I can cover petrol and throw you some beers too. Or bring you some maple syrup or tribal art or something else Canadian. Don't think I'm allowed to import their crap bacon though, so that's off the list. Right now we might end up being ok but I just wanted to see if anyone here is willing and able. Cheers lads.
  3. trekka

    Home Brew

    Evening all, I've been tempted to get back into making my own beer for quite some time now. I used to do it quite often. I had kits for wine, spirits and ales (my uni days were the stuff of kings! I was a tad OCD about putting in the right amount of finnings etc, few more teaspoons of sugar for that right amount of kick and knowing when my plastic bottles were about to explode ). Anyone do home brew (or thinking of getting into it)? I'm hoping to get some ale on the go once more in time for Christmas but know now that things have become slightly more expensive than that they once were! Anyone got any tips? Good sites to order from who generally know their stuff? I had a good long chat with a guy in the Brew Monkey shop in Cradley Heath a while ago but I'm looking for options. If memory serves me right, I used to get all my stuff from the Art-of-Brewing website but wondering if there are others/better seeing as I haven't dabbled in it for 10 years. Ta!
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