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Sam's Beer Blog

Muses from our bar manager, part-time wrestler and beer enthusiast Sam on all things hops and barley related.

Sam’s Beer Blog: Portland Beer Festival

A lot of people, me included were hugely disappointed to find out the Cambridge Beer Festival was cancelled for the second year in a row. That’s why when the opportunity came up for The Portland to host our own Beer Festival, I wanted to present as authentic an experience as possible for lovers of the summer event. I got in touch with all our regular local brewers, as well as some new faces, and came up with a diverse range of real ales. I wanted to produce a menu chock full of beers that regular ale drinkers and CAMRA locals …

Sam’s Beer Blog: The Selection Box

Takeaway and click & collect services have become more popular than ever. I took this mindset into consideration and put together a helluva deal: Sam’s Selection Box