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Sometimes the day job gets in the way!

Not much activity on the blog over the past few days. This is mainly due to me being on a training course – with an exam at the end of it, so I’ve had to spend the evenings revising instead of writing blog posts. Mind you, it is possible to revise while having a glass […]

Which Wych?

In my previous post a couple of days ago I mentioned the Brewers of Character Collection from Wychwood – a selection of 4 of Wychwood’s beers. I’ve previously written about Hobgoblin and Circlemaster, so I thought I’d complete the set and mention the other two in the selection – Fiddler’s Elbow and Wychcraft.

Full sett

I’ve mentioned before that when we buy beer, we often buy the “selection packs” that are usually on offer from the supermarkets we buy from. Actually, although I say “we”, it’s my wife Sarah who does the shopping, and she is really good at finding some out-of-the-ordinary beers, as well as some of the old […]

Mad? You bet!

As yesterday was my birthday (or, as I like to put it, the 26th anniversary of my 29th birthday) we took the day off and Sarah and I went up to London to visit the Ideal Homes Show. Only plastic beer available in the bars at Earls Court, but there was a temporary bar in […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hop to it

I decided to try a beer I hadn’t tried before with our Sunday roast (beef this week) – Badger Hopping Hare (4.5%) from Hall & Woodhouse. It is “thrice hopped” – two lots of hops added to the copper, and a third lot added to the cask. It is what it sets out to be […]