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What’s original about it?

Last night (Sunday), Sarah and I took a stroll up to The Sportsman for something to eat. This is our nearest pub, and we go up there reasonably often for a meal (more often in the nice weather, as it’s about a 15 minute walk). This was one of the first pubs I went to […]

Three of a kind

Last night (Friday) I had a bottle of each of three beers that were similar in style and strength. They also had another attribute in common – see if you can tell what it is before the end of this post.

The first was Brakspear Oxford Gold (4.6%). This is an organic bottle-conditioned beer – […]

Just peachy

A bit of a conflict here – I love Badger beers, but I don’t particularly like beer that is flavoured with things such as herbs, spices or flowers – or, in this case, peach blossom. Badger Golden Glory (4.5%) has an almost overpowering flowery aroma as soon as you open the bottle – you can’t […]

Dum-di-dum-di-oops!

Well, nobody spotted my Archers aberration the other day (Think global, drink local). I said that Pip Archer lived at Bridge Farm in Ambridge, when of course she actually lives at Brookfield Farm. I’ve now corrected the post.

What a fool! I must have had too many pints of Shires at The Bull!

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Tangled noodles

Continuing with last weekend’s beer experience, we went down to Bexhill to visit Sarah’s parents (Mothers’ Day on Sunday). On arriving on Saturday lunchtime, we decided that we would have a Chinese takeaway for lunch, and I plumped for a Special Chow Mein – noodles, plus bits of all sorts of things – beef, pork, […]

A great discovery and a strange brew

Just catching up on the weekend’s beer experiences. Friday evening started with a dinner of roast belly pork, so I had the usual snuffle around the beer cupboard and decided on a bottle of Fuller’s Discovery (4.5%). This is one of my regular favourites which we buy in the Brewery Tour 4-pack from Sainsburys. It […]

Dicky Ticker

I wandered over to another beer blog (The Beer Diary – see my list of other worthwhile beer blogs in the right hand panel). Now, I’m a comparative novice in the area of beer blogging compared with Tim who runs that site – and I also have a lot less beer stamina as well (a […]

Dark Mischief

Dark, smooth, bitter – Hobgoblin (5.2%) from Wychwood is a delicious pudding of a beer! The bottle says “Traditionally Crafted Legendary Ruby Beer” – their capitals, not mine. It’s darker than ruby – at least I’ve never seen a ruby this dark – it is very like a porter or a stout. It has a […]

Think global, drink local

Those of you who listen to The Archers on Radio 4 (that’s everybody, isn’t it?) will know that there has been a storyline recently in which Pip Archer makes an attempt during Lent to eat only food that has been grown or produced within 5 miles of her home, Brookfield Farm, in order to reduce […]

Finger-licking good

You know, I’m getting to quite like these strong ales, even though I keep going on about preferring the lighter, lower-alcohol bitters. Bishops Finger (5.4%) from Shepherd Neame is a very tasty drop of beer – at least for an odd glass, I don’t think I would manage more than a couple at a time! […]