The Drinking Man's Diary

The Drinking Man's Diary

Searching for the Perfect Pint?

Drinking Highlights

Dogging
I am of course delighted to know that Max is...
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Bob's Ring
During a lull from the serious business of searching for...
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Vinyl S to Z
And the final box contains more gems the like of...
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Just for Max 2
Well you didn't think it was all just about beer...
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You Don't Look a Day Over 49!
As Kentucky Allen would say! Happy Birthday Consul, I know...
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RIP Monty
Well, that terrible c*** Monty will creep the boards no...
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Weisz&Watts – two stunners
So, with a bottle of Spitfire, I settled down to...
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Vinyl A to E
Nothing beats the feel, size, smell, sight and sound of...
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Signs of the Times 6
Well, you could knock 7 shades of eight bells of...
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Recent Posts

Me and Mrs Jones

Great song. Great generation. That’s what I’m talking about. The men and women after the baby boomers are apparently known as generation Jones. ‘Generation Jones has rejected the optimism and trust in governments of those born immediately after the war but has yet to endorse the cynicism and selfishness of …

Too Much Blood?

Any reasonably astute reader of this blog will know that we have great affection and admiration for Dylan’s masterpiece: Blood on the Tracks.  But one has to question if maybe the master has gone too far with his latest release: Volume 14 of the Bootleg Series, More Blood More Tracks. …

Happiness

I felt the happiness growing from within as soon as I saw that smile … Guess who just got back today Such a shame Kentucky no longer posts here, this blog could really do with an injection of his dry wit, beer insight, and large horn.  I hope we see …

Bite me

Blimey O’Reilly there’s hope for us all. Max is enjoying Howards End and all’s right with the world. Meanwhile, let’s talk about sweets. Not, desserts (in Howards End they eat at Simpson’s-in-the-Strand to enjoy old English fare  but then lunch at Mr. Eustace Miles’s restaurant, which specialises in meatless, nutritious …

Salvation !

CAMRA pub of the year in 2014, and you can see why. The Salvation is a real traditional drinking pub for the locals in the local Gloucestershire village of Ham. I had a few lovely local beers there last weekend and, after trying their Rare Breed as part of my …

National Album Day

So, while Max regales us with tales of his sheltered upbringing (he made up for it later), let’s note that it is National Album Day, today: 13 October 2018. It is great to see this celebrated on the BBC all day, with special mention going to the Mastertapes discussion with …