The Drinking Man's Diary

The Drinking Man's Diary

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Drinking Highlights

Beer and Bands
One of the finest ways to drink your beer is...
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RSPB
Max's Judge's beer prayer is a beautiful thing and reminds...
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Forgotten drinking companions, but…
...not forgiven. I know what you're thinking... How did the...
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Nice and Sharp: Pale Ale
This is an excellent idea from Sharp's brewery -- tasting...
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Weisz&Watts – two stunners
So, with a bottle of Spitfire, I settled down to...
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Thomas Newton
Looking at the wise words on an old post reminded...
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Snow Girls 2
So I was looking up Google Analytics to find the...
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Holiday time
Well, everyone is on their holidays so I thought I'd...
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Lord in 'is 'eaven
For a drinking man, searching for the perfect pint can...
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Recent Posts

Otter-Mendi

So, it’s the World Cup. The South Americans are looking good, except for one team. Argentinians just seem to go down easy at the moment — the Mendoza wine, the sinking battleships, the diving strikers. So after a pint of Otamendi I uncorked a wonderful Malbec and enjoyed the terrible …

I Miss Bowie

Quizzes are only fun when you can figure them out so I appreciate The Consul making it easy for me. I was listening to a playlist I made for my daughter over the weekend and so many of the artists were dead. Boy that is depressing. David Bowie Lou Reed …

Album Cover Quiz 3

Well I wonder if Max was thinking about his breakfast? Certainly 9/11 seems foretold in a number of 70s classics from Fire and Rain to Breakfast in America. Flying machines in pieces on the ground, you know. Meanwhile, here’s another C21st setting for an album cover of mythic status. Music …

Happy Father’s Day

So tomorrow is Father’s Day.  Probably the biggest single difference between myself and my drinking companions on this blog is that I have two children and they have none.  I don’t know if they wanted kids and it just never happened, or they never really wanted them.  For me I …

Album Cover Quiz 2

Following in the great tradition began by the Consul: Album Cover Quiz 1 I give you our second modern Album Cover view of a classic American album from the late 70’s.  This particular view has great meaning to all Americans because there are no Twin Towers anymore.  I knew I …

Tactile

Men in general are tactile creatures. It maybe because they have 6-18 inches of swinging (English) Ham hanging between their legs that they get to play with it from an early age, or something else. But we like touching things. Breasts of course are obvious, gear knobs, knobs of any …

Obsessed Max

So these days I’m a big fan of Bush You Just Know Priyanka Has An Amazing Bush! Booty, Some Wednesday Night Booty and the Full Figured Woman The Full Figured Woman But if you had known me back in the good old days at college I was much more obsessed …

Little Boys Lost

So, I’ve been reading a great book by Allan Jones entitled I Can’t Stand up for Falling Down (where have I heard that before?) It’s a series of his Uncut magazine reminiscences from the 1970s when he worked at Melody Maker. Boy, what a vanished world of booze and blagging. …