Paul of B. St-E.
As time went on I learnt to love real-ale bitters, although the term real-ale hadn’t passed into the vernacular of the four-ale bar quite at that time. I started going to beer festivals in the late eighties, joining CAMRA for the first time in the early nineties. My interest in beer went up a gear after I watched the infamous Beer Hunter series, featuring Michael Jackson. I realised there was more to beer than just necking a few pints! In 2003 I started blogging as The Ale Fan, writing about beer, pubs, festivals and life in general (pretty narrow really!). A year later I set up www.real-ale.net, a real ale ISP and news site. In the same year and with the help of my partner Ginny we set up Beer2go, a specialist beer shop. Sadly we soon got tired of humping beer and called it a day eighteen months later. I now have a day-job in the heady world of Packaging Machinery and write about beer and other stuff in my spare time.