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Steampunk Publicans United (SPU)


Steampunk Publicans United (SPU)

A collection of pub faring individuals who enjoy good cocktails, fine wines, fine liquors and liqueurs and especially well made ales and lagers. Most of all, this is a union of people who enjoy a few pints in cozy pub with old and new friends alike.

Members: 78
Latest Activity: Oct 30, 2014

Discussion Forum

TempleCon 2011 in Warwick, RI this February

Started by Madame Ximon. Last reply by The Widow Kate Next Dec 18, 2010. 3 Replies

Hello all: Just thought that you might like to know that the TempleCon 2011 retro-futurist convention February 4th-6th is featuring two scotch appreciation seminars, three mulled beverage seminars,…Continue

Tags: tokaji, port, sherry, sauternes, cider

Short Story Contest!

Started by Jaylee A. Faulkes. Last reply by Jaylee A. Faulkes Dec 4, 2010. 3 Replies

Knowing the pub-faring group here, I've heard some of your fantastical tales! Put them to paper and see if you can win a fantastic prize!  This is to let all members know that a fellow blogger and I…Continue

Wine, Wein, Vino, Vin, etc.

Started by Sir Andrew Kerris. Last reply by Darcy Ravenswood Oct 11, 2010. 1 Reply

I have been a strong beer enthusiast for years, but now I'm wandering off for a glass of wine every once in awhile. Having spent time in Italy, France, Germany, and California wine is not unknown to…Continue

Favorite Pubfare!

Started by Sir Andrew Kerris. Last reply by Darcy Ravenswood Oct 11, 2010. 3 Replies

I must say, there's nothing like having an Irish Breakfast with a nice toasty Guinness. Rashers, eggs, black and white pudding, sausage, baked tomatoes, beans and toast. Simply scrumptious.

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Comment by Leslie Orton on October 30, 2014 at 5:10pm

            Steampunk Newspaper The Aether Chronicle #19:

"Springheel" Jack The Ripper CAPTURED!!!!

Courtesans Armed with Deadly Fans Seek Justice!

Miss Amelia Owen Kibbey FOUND!!


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Comment by Leslie Orton on October 17, 2014 at 5:46pm

          Steampunk Newspaper The Aether Chronicle #18:

                      Now You Can LIVE in the Steampunk World!

Steampunk Online Game Designer Interviewed by Kevin Steil

New Steampunk Film In The Making!

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Comment by Miss Kitty Imperial Tea Hostess on May 2, 2014 at 11:40am

CT Steampunk Meet-Up!

Located on the campus of Norwich Free Academy, the Slater Museum awakens visitors to the richness and diversity of the human experience through art and history. For more than one hundred years, the Museum has displayed and interpreted the best examples of fine and decorative art, representing a broad range of world cultures of the Americas, Asia, Europe and Africa.

Join us at the Slater Memorial Museum, 108 Crescent St., Norwich, CT.
Museum admission is $3, Seniors & Students are $2.

There is parking available

And then you can retire with us after 4 to the Harp & Dragon Irish Pub, only a mile down the street.

Also check our FaceBook event page

Time: May 11, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm
Location: Slater Memorial Museum
Street: 108 Crescent St.
City/Town: Norwich
Website or Map:…
Phone: (860) 887-2506
Organized By: Miss Kitty Imperial Tea Hostess

Comment by Ryan Grimm on November 4, 2012 at 8:53am

The expedition to Cider Day was a success, to say the least.  Tasted 6 or 7 home-made ciders and ice wines at the morning Workshop, and on the way into the Workshop was 'ambushed' by no less than three sets of folks giving away samples....walking was not a problem, as I paced myself.
On the way out of the Workshop, the usual 'Here, taste this' ambushes on the way to the parking areas...another 4 or 5 tastings, including one award winner.
Then went to a 2-1/2 hour long Salon with 40+ cideries/wineries represented, each with 2-7 different ciders, scrumpies, common ciders, ice ciders, fortified ciders....EGAD!
Let's see....42 cideries, times 4 ciders each = Good Lord protect us all.
Thank the Gods that they had dump pails, and I only went after the sweeter types, a mere 30 or so.
Cideries from England, New Zealand, Spain, France, Washington State, VA, MI, CT, MA, Indiana, VT, NH, Oregon, Wisconsin, Minnesota...and so on.
This is the LARGEST collection of ciders on display in the world as far as I know...and started because two different people walked out of a Washington State spiel on 'eating' apples (nothing on cider when they went for this) 19 years ago; they met in the parking lot and thus....

My personal favorite was meeting the couple that show heirloom apples, they have over 100 varieties on the farm.
My personal favorite of these is 'DECIO', know to have been cultivated from Roman times...yes, the earliest known cultivated apple, still grown after 2000+ years.

R. Grimm.

Comment by The Widow Kate Next on August 15, 2011 at 9:35pm
Anyone tried Goose Island Honkers Ale?  Can't get it out here, had it on a venture back East...stupidly delicious!
Comment by Miss Kitty Imperial Tea Hostess on March 17, 2011 at 4:52pm

Saturday, March 19th
10:00am – 12:00am

Tempus Tea at Twain

Attention Ladies and Gentlemen!

We have for you an opportunity that is not to be missed by any respectable adventurer, anachronologist or temporal voyager. Count Marcus Dumas and The Oneiroi Society will be unveiling the latest advance in temporal exploration, with the goal of bringing your favorite moments in time directly to you!

Please keep in mind that the group of people we can bring along on this first venture is extremely limited, but the rewards for being there first are limitless. Who knows? We may even meet the Master of the House himself! Interested? Read on!

The first T.E.M.P.U.S is an Immersion event beginning at the Mark Twain House & Featuring:

        TEMPUS (Temporal Escapes Made Possible Using Science)

  • Discussions about Mark Twain and other educational topics of interest*  with Samuel Clemens, aka “Mark Twain”, direct from the 1880s!
  • Tempus Tea Party with Miss Kitty.(Tickets $10) Afternoon Tea and Delicious Delectable with the always beautiful and effervescent Miss Kitty!  Be sure to attend her earlier discussion on Victorian  (and Steampunk) Tea Etiquette!
  • Steampunk’s favorite bard- and Chief Bow-tie Inspector- Matt DeBlass
  • Workshops including a maker’s crafting workshop and more
  • A display of Fine Steampunk Art
  • Merchant shopping at our Temporally Shifted Vendors including Big Bear Trading Co.
  • A plethora of photo opportunities including your chance to be photographed inside Mark Twain’s home… with Mark Twain himself, pulled directly from the 1880s to this event!
  • Guided tours of Mark Twain’s home and…
  • The premiere of Neurotic Film’s documentary on the beloved Dr. Grymm,
  • At City Steam Brewery , we’re ending things with a bang through the lyrical beauty of Eli August and the old school new romantic stylings of Platform one. And now we’re upping the ante, bringing you the most fun gypsypunks around, Frenchy & The Punk (formerly The Gypsy Nomads) (!

Oneiroi Productions, the masterminds behind the Steampunk World's Fair, invite guests to go back to the future with TEMPUS.

TEMPUS is designed to steep the visitor into the Steampunk universe, whether or an
aficionado or a first-time novice. Oneiroi Productions’ event organizer Josh Marks
states, “Our focus with TEMPUS events is on the educational aspects of Steampunk.
Because the genre is set in an alternate history, there are great opportunities to bring
people out to get educated on aspects of art, history, literature and culture…The events
are immersion events, which is basically an interactive acting experience. The staff
members will have roles laid out in advance to interact with the patrons. Patrons are
welcome to join in the fun with their own Steampunk persona, but are not required to.”

 The Mark Twain House & Museum program is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The City Steam Brewery Café Music Event is 6:30 p.m. to midnight.

Tickets for TEMPUS are $45 forThe Mark Twain House & City Steam events;

$35 for The Mark Twain House & Museum Events only; $20 for the City Steam Event only.

For the full array of offerings and tickets, visit
Discounted tours of The Mark Twain House will be available, as well.

Included in  the Steampunk TEMPUS admission is access to the new American Storytellers: Norman Rockwell & Mark Twain exhibition. The Murasaki Café at The Mark Twain House will
be open for lunch that day.


Mark Twain House & Museum

351 Farmington Ave

Hartford Ct
Comment by Jaylee A. Faulkes on December 4, 2010 at 9:42am
The contest is over! Go here to read some FANTASTIC Steampunk short stories, and vote for your top three! Winners will be winning some great prizes, please support them!
Comment by The Widow Kate Next on October 10, 2010 at 11:41pm
Pull up a chair Colonel, and welcome to the Publicans group. Alas I am completely out of Makesons XXX, but you might try a pint of Obsidian Stout, equally delicious.

The Widow Next
Comment by Colonel Sir Harry Flashman VC on October 10, 2010 at 2:02pm
Desperately need some Mackesons XXX Stout!
Comment by The Widow Kate Next on August 4, 2010 at 10:40pm
Hello All,

I do love a good pint, and while traveling to the East Coast was stuck on a 21 hour layover in O'Hare. The good part was that my companion and I decided to try sampling the local brews. A favorite turned out to be "Goose Island Honkers Ale", but alas I cannot find it here in Southern Calif. Any suggestions?

The Widow Kate Next

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