I was going to write a retrospective on how 2017 had panned out for me, and indeed I drafted some of it, but it quickly became too overwhelming and emotional (not to mention enormously time-consuming) so I’ve abandoned that in favour of my usual Craft Beer Hour update and a starting point for the wonder […]
Hey everyone, Firstly – there was no update last week because I was ill and therefore didn’t participate. Sad times. Then, last night I went to the pub with a new friend of mine, which inevitably wasn’t conducive to writing a blog post, so I’m doing one now. This means I am unfortunately de-synchronised with […]
So, tonight’s event was not only the 100th #craftbeerhour, an auspicious event in itself, but was also hosted by BrewDog, my craft beer heroes and an endless source of creative and personal inspiration for me. I won’t go on for too long, mostly because I’m exhausted, but I’d like to wax lyrical for a few […]
Prepare yourselves everyone – I’ll be adding the “leftovers” to the site as and when I find the little pieces of paper lying around. There are a lot of them and they go back several months. Still, to business: Firkin Fox (pardon?) / Badger / 4.6% Eyes: amber Nose: marmalade / toast Mouth: marmalade / […]
Myself and one of my closest friends have done the hard work, so just the window dressing to go. More to come.
Code Black / Hardknott / 5.6% Eyes: black, crimson edges Nose: bitter Mouth: chocolate orange Notes: Contrary to the reverse psychology on the website, I will almost always choose a black IPA when one is available. I like juxtapositions, and the balance between dark roasted indulgence and fresh, spritely tropical/citrus flavours is extremely appealing to […]
Hi folks, Just a few random bits and pieces assembled from scribbled post-it notes. Busy right now! You’ll notice a few Instagram filters appearing on the photographs; I make no apologies for this, as it makes my mediocre photos look vaguely interesting. NZ60 / Beeston Hop / 5.2% Eyes: amber, cloudy Nose: bitter, bready Mouth: fruity, […]