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The Bar Man, by Jeff Hoyle, May 03, 2019




Jam, jute and journalism and, for one weekend only, the centre of the beer drinking scene.

We were off to Dundee for the national AGM of the Campaign for Real Ale, and though it seems a long way to go to debate burning issues such as whether the Good Beer Guide should include a symbol for beer delivered with a cask breather (it shouldn’t) or whether we should support minimum pricing for alcohol in England (we shouldn’t) I did have other things on my agenda.

The timing allowed a stop at Gigg Lane to witness a heavy home defeat for the Shakers and a chance to see a game at St Johnstone in Perth on a bitterly cold Wednesday evening.


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