Last night’s live Blogging session from The Young Pretender, featuring Birthday boy Toby from Red Willow. Warts and all with a few added links. Cheers


The Young Pretender, Treacle Taps sister bar in Congleton tonight plays host to Red Willow brewer Toby Mckenzie and a selection of local food producers including Pure Origin chocolate.

I’m going to “attempt” to live blog tonight as things happen, however baring in mind I’m doing this by phone & for the first time, it could be disastrous….

To build up to the big event I’m starting the evening with Brodies Brewery’s Hoxton Special IPA. A hop explosion is the only description I can muster.




Ok, first beer up is Fathomless Oyster Stout brewed with of course fresh oysters and what better to serve with it, fresh oysters of course!


Wow, that combination really works well, the smooth metallic finish of the stout, the salty sea freshness of the oyster cutting through the smooth dark malty sweetness. Nice


Next up pies & beer, a really buttery pastried pie. Beef cooked…

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