"IMBC 2017 was the best one yet" In my opinion, the above statement is 100% true. Bearing in mind I didn’t attend the evening sessions this year. I'd previously attended evening sessions and found getting away from the venue late at night became a chore. By attending the day I was able to get into … Continue reading IndyManBeerCon 2017
As many of you know my life changed quite drastically six months a go with the birth of my daughter, Betty, and as a family; dealing with some other traumatic events along this short journey. It really alters your dynamic but not just at home; you start to see everything so differently than before. One … Continue reading Living in the Real World
Is it me or is good customer service a thing of the past? Have we become a nation of people so needy we can't live without said item so we tolerate with the day to day shite of customer service? Many people saw and reacted to my tweet last week regarding some time spent in … Continue reading Service with a smile… or maybe not
Back in late 2002, at a mere 15 years old, greasy and adolescent; an event occurred that changed the trajectory of my musical preferences to this very day. I'd been brought up on Punk, Goth and other alternative music but that was music for old people and I'd never admit to friends at school I'd … Continue reading Just waiting for The Music
A conundrum keeps cropping up on social media about when to drink beers, especially hoppy beers such as IPAs and DIPAs; whether it be just as it rolls off the canning line or 3 weeks later or even 6 weeks later. When is the beer perfectly balanced between bitterness and aroma? When will the yeast … Continue reading When is my beer ready to drink?
AB Inbev's purchase of Wicked Weed doesn't make much sense to me. It's a bit like politicians who don't know their audience and fail to understand the need of the general public. Wicked Weed are a great brewery producing fantastic sour and mixed fermentation beers being sold usually between £15-£20 a pop for 500ml. Your … Continue reading I’m not an economist but…
One of the definitive beer trends of the last 12 months is "drinkability". It used to really only relate to low ABV cask beers; pales and such, that disappear by the pint in quick succession or pints of crisp lager. Track's Sonoma is one of these beers. Served well, the fresh hops and light malt … Continue reading #drinkability