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Lost Breweries: F is for Freeminer
One of the plus points of writing this series is that for every letter of the alphabet I get to indulge in a big bath of beery nostalgia.I had to think fairly deeply to come up with my 'F', ...
Lost Breweries: E is for Eldridge Pope
I've no idea what I drank on my 18th birthday (other than 'too much') but I can still remember with considerable clarity what I drank the following day.Way back in the Distant When, Thomas H...
Possibly the best £30 you'll ever spend
Whatever you think of my views, I'd hope that one thing nobody can accuse me of is being a sell-out. I call stuff the way I see it, whether that means a glowing review, scathing criticism or...
Chucking my two cents on the 'cask in crisis' bandwagon
For a relatively small and not long established brewer, Cloudwater have certainly got peoples attention. Since announcing at the start of the year that they are to cease all cask ale product...
BV's best beers of 2016
Well, it's Twelfth Night and so 2016 is now well and truly gone; Banished to the hinterland of the past, and some might say rightly so.Let me guess: Your favourite celebrities all died and s...
What can I give him? Christmas biscuits!
Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a healthy contingent of miserly old scrotes banging on about how it's all too commercialised these days and the true meaning of Christmas has long bee...
Drinking Dodgy Bastards
Three years ago I came up with the Wintersmith cocktail, inspired by the Steeleye Span album of the same name (which, furthering the circularity, was itself inspired by the Terry Pratchett b...
Lost Breweries: D is for Devilfish
If I was a few years older, D would almost certainly stand for Devenish or Davenports, but as I'm still pushing back against the encroaching trouser-press of Fortydom, I'll take a tangential...
Lost Breweries: C is for Cains
It's unusual for a Victorian-era regional brewery to simply close. Normally they either keep plodding along, producing nondescript beers for an aging local populace, or they get taken over b...
Drink up and move on
Six years ago, when I first started this blog - yes, it really has been that long - I worked in Canary Wharf and lived a few stops down the DLR. Ben Viveur was largely a food blog aimed at t...
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