Monthly Archives: March 2010

>40 Beers – the final.

> And so it ends. If this was The X Factor i’d say I’d been on a journey. 33) Acorn Blonde (cask): Very pale with intense hop whiffs. Loads of orange and citrus tang. Long dry hoppy finish (though my … Continue reading

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>The Monster Of Durham

>A lot of places back home pride themselves on serving up ‘Yorkshire Portions’ – you’ll see it proclaimed on blackboards outside pubs and cafes. It’s one reason we Tykes are so big and strong. And fat. However, I’ve never seen … Continue reading

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>Who asked him?

>I don’t know much about cider, but I know what I like. When I’m at the in-laws in Devon it’s pretty common to find a barrel of a very local and often nameless cider in some of the more remote … Continue reading

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>When they’re not burning Popes, they make a mean pint in Lewes. Harvey’s Sussex Best Bitter is a classic English ale, made with love in their handsome steampunk brewery. On the rare occasions I’ve seen it as a guest up … Continue reading

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>Design Classic

>Warning. Graphic design related humour.

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>Zo Sorry

>Snapped near work. I wonder what the story behind this heartfelt message is?

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>40 Beers, Part Nine

>Almost there. 28) Orkney Red MacGregor (cask): A real tangy mouthful, lots of bitterness and zip. The colour of black tea that’s been stewing for a couple of hours. Darkly fruity nose. 29) White Horse Village Idiot (cask): Colour of … Continue reading

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>Leytonstone, home of Ten-Inch Villas is a good place to live. It’s affordable, safe, and twenty minutes from the West End. It ain’t a fashionable area, but having seen our old locale of Brick Lane go from a characterful backwater … Continue reading

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>Lazy Blogging, Part 20.

> The Dells: ‘Wear It On Our Face’

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>New Brew

>I think it was the Sunday Independent who once described Airedale as ‘the Loire Valley of beer brewing’. There certainly are some respectable er, chateaux in the area; There’s the mighty Taylor’s of course, as well as Goose Eye, Naylor’s … Continue reading

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