Beer Times in Brussels I had a brief stay in Brussels a couple of years ago and I’d been underwhelmed. This was mainly because my tried and tested method of aimless wandering did not return its usual gold. Orval cheese This time I had things much more structured once I’d mentioned I was in town …

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Crosstown

Crosstown Our Beer Man’s Verdict The old Lock 25 – in Fountainbridge – was never a pub I visited when it was open.Exterior An issue with that part of town – as highlighted in our review of the Beer Kitchen – is that it has a couple of genuine destination beer venues in the Hanging …

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Steel Coulson

Steel Coulson The Steel Coulson has now opened in Leith, taking over the site on Henderson Street which was occupied without much obvious success by the Flying Dog.Door It’s a curious and romantic proposition. The name apparently revives a long-dormant brewing name in Edinburgh, and the enterprise seems to have been established because Bristol-based Dawkins …

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Koelschip Yard

Koelschip Yard Our Beer Man’s Verdict Koelschip Yard is the new venture from the people behind the excellent Salt Horse, and represents their first foray into Glasgow. It’s in a fine location in the southside of the city just round the corner from Lunchquest favourite the Allison Arms and a short walk from the wonderful …

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Mangal at Salt Horse I’m a pretty regular visitor to Salt Horse and my stops have been of increasing frequency recently. Part of the reason for that, aside from their continuingly excellent selection of beers, has been the arrival of Mangal in their kitchen.Kebab The previous food offering, the rather splendid burgers and chicken from …

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