real ale in the news . . .

Google News does come up with some good stuff sometimes -
Writer Iain Banks has just written his personal take on Scotch Whisky. In an interview he commented on "meeting his Anglo-German wife, he was delighted to discover she drank real ale" (Scotsman) -
from BBC news - "Green-fingered Terry Walton, 57, a regular on the BBC's Jeremy Vine Show, started giving his pumpkin plants real ale after hearing it would encourage them to grow. Using the slops saved from a local pub, Terry gave his plants a weekly cocktail of the finest real ale found in south Wales. The plants soon responded, one growing to a massive 32 lb - the weight of the average two-year-old child. 'The secret is definitely feeding them beer, but not any old beer - real ale is the best.'"
Exeter's Top pub apparently has just one beer at the bar - (but when it's from Otter, the lack of choice would be fine for me) "A Devon pub which time forgot has gained recognition for the first time in the definitive guide for those looking for the best places to get a drink. While other hostelries get a listing in the Good Pub Guide 2004 for the excellence of their food or the wide choice of their beers, the Luppitt Inn, near Honiton, gets in on its novelty value as a reminder of how country pubs used to be." Long URL
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Google News does come up with some good stuff sometimes -
Writer Iain Banks has just written his personal take on Scotch Whisky. In an interview he commented on "meeting his Anglo-German wife, he was delighted to discover she drank real ale" (Scotsman) -
from BBC news - "Green-fingered Terry Walton, 57, a regular on the BBC's Jeremy Vine Show, started giving his pumpkin plants real ale after hearing it would encourage them to grow. Using the slops saved from a local pub, Terry gave his plants a weekly cocktail of the finest real ale found in south Wales. The plants soon responded, one growing to a massive 32 lb - the weight of the average two-year-old child. 'The secret is definitely feeding them beer, but not any old beer - real ale is the best.'"
Exeter's Top pub apparently has just one beer at the bar - (but when it's from Otter, the lack of choice would be fine for me) "A Devon pub which time forgot has gained recognition for the first time in the definitive guide for those looking for the best places to get a drink. While other hostelries get a listing in the Good Pub Guide 2004 for the excellence of their food or the wide choice of their beers, the Luppitt Inn, near Honiton, gets in on its novelty value as a reminder of how country pubs used to be." Long URL
cheers MikeMcG
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