Friday, 24 December 2010
Thursday, 16 December 2010
Some old building or other
“Now, I’m sure there’s an interesting fact I can tell you about this spot…”
The cellar bar
Is the pub this way?
No idea what they were looking at here!
"I swear, they were this big"
Thursday, 25 November 2010
The grain needs to be weighed out - for this brew mostly pale malt but with some crystal malt and chocolate malt for flavour and colour and some torrified wheat for head retention. It is a good idea to keep your head on brewing day.
Thursday, 11 November 2010
Friday, 15 October 2010
I was sent to work in Nottingham on Thursday 14 October so I felt compelled to pop in to the festival.
It is bigger and better than before.
Standout beer for me was my last one, Thornbridge Murmansk Baltic Porter.
It had a rich rounded fortified wine smoothness (it is 7.4%) with chocolate and a dark roasted coffee underneath.
Worth going to a festival for.
Saturday, 2 October 2010
I now have a copy of The Good Beer Guide Belgium, lent to me by Mark Edwards who some of you will know.
It has sections on breweries, beers, bars and cafes so we will know some places to go and some local brews to look out for in Antwerpen.
I will be reading over the weekend in preparation.
Anyone who wishes to browse it on the train next Saturday is welcome to do so.
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
Monday, 27 September 2010
I picked up the train at 12:00. First Stop Rothley.
The train dropped me off just outside the beer tent
There was a diminishing but still acceptable choice of beers.
John & Louise must have drunk them all on Saturday afternoon.
Ready to settle down in the early autumn sunshine with my first beer and the Sunday paper.
The last train home over Swithland reservoir
Home again in time to make Sunday dinner