I’ve written about railway pints before. Those wonderful snatched moments where a wait for a train becomes an opportunity and a pleasure, rather than an annoyance.
So, bear with me while I start with a little history lesson. The beer will follow. Read the rest of this entry »
While it is still rather warm around these parts, my boozy mind is already wandering towards more autumnal and wintery beers, thinking less about quenching my thirst and more about having something dark and complex and hearty in my glass. There are obviously plenty of dark beer options, but porter keeps coming up. The excellent Boak & Bailey beer blog is working its way through the popular porters. I’ve started reading their book too, Brew Britannia (excellent reading so far), and was surprised to find that for many years porter was a lost beer, it was brewed nowhere. Read the rest of this entry »
Yesterday I toasted another year of existence, with a quick drink after work with my lovely wife. The beer was sublime, so I thought I try my hand at another quick ‘n’ dirty booze review. I’m going to try to divide it up into suitable categories, in a bid to move away, just a little bit, from the usual stream of consciousness nonsense you see here. Anyway, without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, I bring you Sambrook’s Brewery’s Powerhouse Porter! Read the rest of this entry »