26/09/2017 – #craftbeerhour and the Day Job

Tonight’s festivities were hosted by Brew York. Whilst I was unfortunately unable to secure anything for tonight, I have had their stuff before, and not only does it look good, it tastes great too! All was not lost, however, as you’ll see from the following: Deucebox / Fourpure / 8.3% (citrus double IPA) Eyes: bright […]

08/09/2017 – BrewDog Prototype Challenge

https://www.brewdog.com/lowdown/blog/the-2017-brewdog-prototype-challenge Ok, so BrewDog have done this before, and it’s resulted in some glorious experiments evolving into beers that we can buy regularly (incidentally many of them are my favourites: Jack Hammer…Cocoa Psycho…Jet Black Heart…Hop Fiction…) So I bought the set, and thought I’d do a quick comparison of the three on offer. Before I […]

17/06/2017 – Beer and Idealism

First things first: this post is badly in need of some visual accompaniment. So, to start, here’s a few of the gorgeous beers I’ve had recently (if that gets your very fibres racing, head over to Instagram):   < Sorry about hideous mismatching of filters, but I’m too tired / drunk to do anything about […]

24/04/2017 – Totally Tapped

I’m out of sequence this week due to being out and about on Tuesday night, so I thought this was a perfect opportunity to do a slightly more in-depth update. And, as luck would have it, a brilliant new micropub has recently opened within 10 minutes’ walk from my house. Totally Tapped This is the […]

18/03/2017 – Life Update (+ beer)

Apart from my little essay on the subject of my learning difficulty assessment late last year, it’s been a very long time since I’ve written a long-form update on here. I do have skeletal ideas for a few of them, but there never seems to be an appropriate time to develop them, particularly as I’m already updating […]

07/02/2017 – #craftbeerhour

IPA Galaxy & Nelson Sauvin / The Kernel / 7.2% (London SE16 4QT) Eyes: amber / murky / brilliant white head Nose: lychee / grapefruit / pine / citrus / passionfruit Mouth: mostly passionfruit (initially) / more rounded citrus, passionfruit, white grape and pine (eventually) Notes: I really didn’t know what to make of this to […]

27/12/2016 – #craftbeerhour / The Jedi Code

I had a plan for this evening’s Craft Beer Hour, but the sad news that Carrie Fisher had passed away compelled me to adjust these plans slightly and go for a tribute of sorts. It is always sad to suffer the loss of someone beloved, but at least she contributed immeasurably to something indelible, quite […]