Quench

So, for the mature session drinker such as myself, a long hill climb to Bedfordshire is where most evenings end. A little trip to heaven on the wings of my love, Prescott, after staring into the orange, yellow, and gold flames teasing the logs in the grate while supping the …

The Two Best Hangover Cures

So after all the things I’ve tried over the years to avoid the dreaded hangover: Hangover Cures? there are only two effective approaches that work consistently: Drink less – not favored by your hard core Drinking Man Have a “healthy” full English Breakfast of fried eggs, bacon, sausages, fried bread …

Auld Spot Syne

‘Tis the season to stuff yourself like a pig and so I would like to both celebrate and recommend my favourite meal of 2017. Beer and sausages are made for each other and what better way to welcome in the new year at your preferred boozer than with some award-winning …

Christmas Carol

Midnight mass is the perfect way to spend Christmas Eve and see in the birth of the baby cheeses and sing a carol or two. Just remember  to pre-load on some Wychwood Bah Humbug (Max might want to get insideher) as you drive to the church so that, as Uncle …

Sno’ Flakes for Christmas

Well, I guess you ought to put coca cola on your flakes to sweeten them at Christmas, seeing as coke invented the red and white santa claus uniform, but most folks seem to want sugar. However, breakfast at Christmas ought to be something special, so let’s restart the campaign for …

Pogues Я Christmas

So they have made Whiskey (don’t forget the ‘e’) from the spirit of the pogues (see what I did there). About time too I hear you say. What about some Damned beer, or some Kate Bush w(h)ine? ‘I am going where streams of whisky are flowing’, as it says on …

Old dog new beer tricks

This is of course the time of year to get full of beer. Or should that be Fuller’s Beer? To combat the decline in traditional ale, Fuller’s have revamped some old favourites. So, for you ESB lovers out there (you know who you are) it’s time to get some Rebirth. …

The public can

Well, we’ve had three years of beer tax cuts in this country but sales of ale go down alongside the number of pubs. 23 public houses closing a week; so, it’s good to celebrate the opening of a new one now and then. Get down to your boozer, take a …

Twin Liquors Right on The Money

I’ve now picked-up three monthly consignments of beer from Twin Liquors and the latest one slipped right into Helga with no issues.  I even purchased six bottles of Champagne whilst I was there so everyone is winning.  It is so nice to finally have found a company that actually wants my …

Helga Is Here

I have always wanted a real beer fridge – one where you can see the beers lined up like soldiers ready to serve 24×7.  And in a stroke of genius during the year long kitchen renovation I mentioned to my wife that what I wanted out of all of this madness …

The First Beer Order

So if you have been following this little tragedy you’ll know I’ve been struggling to put in a monthly beer order with a local firm so that I can drink some good beers 24×7.  Finally, this week I got a call from my new favorite company (Twin Liquors) and although some …

Anti – ci – pa – tion

So, we have debated Bond girls, but none of this would be possible without the genius of Fleming. He is like Hammett or Chandler, a C20th creator of the hard man sleuth, who is also a hard drinker. The movies are another genre, but after a Bond movie I hope …

That’s Mellow, That’s Mellow

I know I posted about this back in 2012, but I just watched the actual video again and loved it.  I could really see myself and The Consul, and even the long lost Kentucky, living this life.  Sadly it looks like the Bitter Poet Madman is done – no new …

Beer

“The brewing of beer may well have occurred soon after the production of cereal crops, and no doubt for a long time beer was home-produced and in the hands of the housewives responsible for preparing the ‘gruel’ or bread. Malting the grain is the first step in beer-brewing, but malting–that …

Multi-tasking

Who says men cannot multi-task. Not I.   The barbecue was invented to prove that a man can cook, eat, and drink at the same time. It is an art and a science. Which is why women cannot do it. Men can do it. LGBTQI folk can do it. But …

20oz, 12oz, and now 11.2oz

So after a number of false starts I’ve spoken to Justin at Specs (I was unable to use their slow arse website) and will be ordering once a month the following beverages via the telephone (512-263-9981 – Amy + Daniel): 1 Case of Fuller’s ESB 11.2oz 1 Case of Alaskan Amber …