Bluestone Brewery’s Fossil Fuel, A Coffee Milk Stout

Bluestone Brewery’s Fossil Fuel, A Coffee Milk Stout

Bluestone Brewing Company based in Newport recently asked via Twitter for bloggers and journalists to write on a couple of subjects in exchange for beer. Naturally I jumped at the chance and chose to do a review of their award winning coffee milk stout aptly named...
Chicken Livers on Ciabatta with Blackberry Vinaigrette

Chicken Livers on Ciabatta with Blackberry Vinaigrette

During a visit to Preston markets I came across a great butchers which, unlike many butchers nowadays had a great offal section. Among the large box of chicken hearts, pigs trotters, tails and even a pigs head there was a box of chicken livers. Having had them pan...
We Don’t Give A Fork, Preston

We Don’t Give A Fork, Preston

Don’t Give A Fork is a relatively new burger bar, opening around 11 months ago and as the name suggests the only cutlery you will see is a hefty steak knife so you can cut your burger in half if that’s your thing. It has a light and airy feel to it despite...
A Beer Festival From Behind The Scenes

A Beer Festival From Behind The Scenes

The Factory Tap was asked by Westmorland CAMRA to step in and provide a substitute event for their annual beer festival which was unable to go ahead this year at the usual location of Kendal Town Hall. Naturally we jumped at the chance to host such a well established...
Ale Delights of Ulverston

Ale Delights of Ulverston

The latest in the series of┬áThe Factory Tap trips away was to the market town of Ulverston and a visit to Ulverston Brewery. Arriving at the Factory Tap for a quick lining of the stomach of chicken thighs in stout and a half of Brewshine Brewery’s latest...