A Royal Brew with a View – Phillips Brewery Victoria Canada

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With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on a visit to Canada, it seems like a great opportunity to share one of my favourite Brew with a View pictures.  The royal couple arrived in Victoria, British Colombia on 24 September.  It’s possible they got the chance to sample some of the area’s wonderful craft beer.  Although I guess it’s unlikely that members of the royal family cry out for a cold beer as soon as they arrive somewhere like most of us do.  Either way, their visit provides me with…

Twisted Beer and Blackadder in the West Country

Wells Somerset Beer

Our summer tour of the UK continues in the West Country and for once, the weather is pretty decent.  Normally it rains the whole time I don’t have to sit in an office and then as soon as I have to go back to work the weather is glorious.  For the past few days, we have been staying in the lovely town of Westbury in Wiltshire.  It’s a very pretty little town that is a great base for exploring a wide area from Bristol and Swindon right down to the…

An Idyllic English Brew with a View – Chetnole Inn, Dorset

Brew View Dorset

The summer holidays are finally here!  We haven’t had a proper trip back home to the UK for a couple of years now so we are long overdue a UK tour to catch up with various people up and down the country.  We’ve started our trip in the idyllic Dorset countryside staying with Trudy’s friend who introduced us to each other almost 25 years ago.  I’d forgotten just how beautiful the villages of this part of the South-West of England are.   Today’s post is not only a Brew with…

4th of July – Independence Day Brew with a View

Blonde Ale from Diamond Knot Craft Brewing with a view over Seattle This week’s “Brew with a View” feature is special American Independence Day edition that pairs a Blonde Ale from Diamond Knot Craft Brewing of Mukilteo, Washington State, USA with a view across Seattle and Puget Sound towards the Pacific Ocean. The Brew As someone who works in aviation, I find the background story behind Diamond Knot Craft Brewing really interesting.  It was originally founded in 1994 by Bob Maphet and Brian Sollenberger who both worked for the Boeing Company…

Introduction to Brew with a View

The inspiration for this blog started on a trip to Isle of Harris in Scotland back in 2013.  We stayed in a house near Leverburgh with our wonderful friends John, Tracey and Charlotte that had stunning views towards North Uist.  Every night John and I sampled a different local Scottish Ale and I began taking pictures of the “Brew with a View”.  I’m sure my Facebook friends have probably got sick of my brews and views, which I’ve done at every opportunity since the summer of 2013.  As time went…