Author Archives: Mike Massen

About Mike Massen

Drinking quality beers on your behalf. My thoughts and no-one else's; to report without fear or compromise and never to do things by half - always a pint.

The art of beer or never judge a drink by its cover

A friend of mine, who likes the odd pint from time to time, and I were discussing the relative merits of beer bottle labels  and pump clips and the effect they have, if any, upon the potential buyer. He is … Continue reading

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Those we have loved and to those we are indifferent.

Been too long my friends, it has been too long. The everyday life of a working solicitor, loving husband and doting father to two cats has, while not kept me from drinking (quite the opposite) it has stopped me from … Continue reading

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Our day out

Alas and alack drinking ale is no more than a hobby of mine and so, like so many of us I must labour to earn my crust. When not beerfairying I am a solicitor running his own practice and, again … Continue reading

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Saturday nights alright for pinting.

A trip to the Leeds Brewery pub, the Brewery Tap, on the road up to Leeds Station is always going to be exciting for a newbie beerhead like myself. I have had a couple of pints in the Midnight Bell, … Continue reading

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When a man is tired of London …..

Persuaded by my younger brother to accompany him and his wife and youngest son to join them on a trip to our great capital I thought ‘ ah a chance to sample the cockney ales’. Never has it been harder … Continue reading

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In praise of Saltaire Cascade Pale Ale

Rapidly rising to the top of my list of favourites and the bottom of my glass is the above named  bottled ale. A few bottles on Friday night added to it’s rising status although it did impact on my ability … Continue reading

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My Beer Fairy – the blogs

In the coming weeks and months and god willing years I will be setting out my thoughts on the beers I drink; a relative newbie to this area of drinking I am hoping to increase my knowledge of brewing and … Continue reading

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