I should not be allowed to wander the fabled halls of my local Asda. While I find the place strangely relaxing it has two very specific areas that I find particularly dangerous – the toys aisle, well stocked with affordable Lego, and the drinks section. Every now and again there’s a product that stares at [...]
Archive for 'Beer'
Recurring events in the booze world are often slightly scary as they remind me how long I’ve been obsessed enough with drinks to remember them. In some cases it’s slightly scarier as it reminds me how long I’ve been writing this blog for. So, to break the recent stretch of blogging drought and remind me [...]
Another GBBF acquisition today, chosen from the shelf to accompany some pasta and reward myself after a hard morning of pretending to tidy my flat – Baladin Isaac.
I looked at my beer shelf the other day and realised I’ve been neglecting some of the interesting bottles. One that looked especially accusing was a beer that I picked up at the Great British Beer Festival last August, part of my now traditional (I’ve done it twice) drunken buying of decent Italian beer. I [...]
It’s been a while since I’ve investigated the shelves of my local shops for interesting beers. So, when a feeling of bone-level weariness after two days of Whisky Live London and an all-consuming hunger dropped me into a nearby Chinese restaurant to grab some takeaway dinner, I took the opportunity to pop into the shop [...]
As is traditional for me on St Patrick’s Day, I entirely ignored St Patrick’s Day. I live next door to Diageo HQ, on the site of the old London Guinness factory, saw their murky green dyed lake when I looked out of the window that morning and put on my novelty Guinness hat for 10 [...]
While I was up in York at the end of December I did my obligatory wander around town trying to find some local beer. The lovely John from the York Whisky Shop pointed me in the direction of Trembling Madness, an offie with upstairs bar that is rather full of beer from around the world. [...]
One of the great things about living in London is that there is more art around for easy viewing and consumption than almost anywhere else in the UK. Some of the world’s most famous art galleries as well as a thriving scene of smaller establishments and popups, along with artists themselves practically hanging around in [...]
I’m not particularly good at travelling. The world outside of the M25, despite my having lived there for half of my life (although I’m only two years off a half and half London/Notlondon split), is a vast scary place, without tube trains or the correct levels of pollution required to sustain my trainee-Londoner lungs. However, [...]
Despite most of my beery posts on here and check-ins on Untappd being of scary things that are closer in strength to wine than an old school pint of beer, my mission over the last year or so has been very much at the other end of the scale – I’ve been looking for good [...]