"My favourite things in U.K" United Kingdom by Justin_goa
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All beer is brewed from malted barley, hops, yeast and water though other ingredients can be used. Yeast ferments the sugars in the malt to produce alcohol. Hops provide bitter flavour and aroma. The flavour of the beer depends on many things, the types of malt and hops used, the use of other ingredients and, crucially, the type of yeast used. Each variety leaves its own distinctive influence on the beer. The beers served in our pubs fall into two distinct categories because they are produced in two different ways. These are Lager and Real Ale.
In the Brewery
This is the beer which has evolved over many centuries and is known in the trade as cask conditioned ale or beer. In the brewery the beer is neither filtered nor pasteurized. Even when the normal brewing process has been completed it still contains sufficient yeast and sugars for it to continue to ferment and mature in the cask. Once it has reached the pub cellar, it has to be laid down for maturation to continue and for the yeast to settle to the bottom of the cask. Some Real Ale has extra hops added as the casks are filled – a process known as dry hopping – giving the beer extra flavour and aroma.
In the Pub
In the pub cellar, cask beer has to be nurtured to maturity and condition. Each cask has two holes, in one of which the tap is inserted and the other allows any extra gasses produced by secondary fermentation to be released. However, cellar staff must ensure that sufficient condition is maintained so that the beer is not served flat. Condition is maintained by using wooden pegs called spiles in the second hole to control the level of carbon dioxide in the beer. As real Ale is a living product it needs care and once the cask is opened it has a limited shelf life. It has to be consumed within a few days otherwise it will become flat, cardboard and vinegar flavours will develop as the beer reacts with oxygen in the air. It is best served at cellar temperature, which is around 12-13 C, although some stronger ales can benefit from being served a little warmer.
WOMAD stands for World of Music, Arts and Dance, expressing the central aim of the WOMAD festival - to bring together and to celebrate many forms of music, arts and dance drawn from countries and cultures all over the world.
The festivals are often weekend-long, family-oriented, active and diverse musical events, featuring simultaneous performances on two or three stages, including participatory workshops and special events for children, as well as music and dance sessions hosted by many of the visiting artists.
I have watched some great musicians. African, Algerian, Mexican, Indian, Japanese, Pakistani, Iraninan and so on..
Also some big names like Jimmy Cliff and Khaled etc..
It was a great experince and looking forward t visiting again.
Always fancied visiting Sonehenge. I could feel some kind of an energy while I was walking around the stones.. can't explain it...!!!
The megalithic ruin known as Stonehenge stands on the
open downland of Salisbury Plain two miles (three kilometres)
west of the town of Amesbury, Wiltshire, in Southern England.
It is not a single structure but consists of a series of earth,
timber, and stone structures that were revised
and re-modelled over a period of more than 1400 years.
- In a nutshell:Pubs..beer..ale..music..beautiful courtyside...
St Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral on Ludgate Hill, in the City of London, and the seat of the Bishop of... more travel advice
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