The Early Days In Ten Drinks – 09 – Jameson Irish Whiskey

The penultimate phase in my early drinking days was very much Kentucky’s idea, as they so often were when it came to drinking. He would float an idea, and like a rabid dog I’d go for it. This is how we ended up withe Jameson Whiskey chasers. The madness is …

Blue for you

Speaking of lovely blue things, as I just was. I did enjoy as my first pint of 2019 a lovely New Year’s pint of Bradfield brewery’s Farmers Belgian Blue. Is it red; is it blue; or a bit of both. It was bloody tasty anyway. I can just imagine Max …

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 …

Birra

So, I have been out of the country again for a spell. This time on the northern Italian Riviera. I try always to get out and savour a beer or two. This time it was Menabrea. Brewed in a small town in Piedmont, this is a rounded, balanced pale beer …

Macallan 18

Although the ELO concert on Monday was not as exciting as I had hoped, (though I’m still thinking of Rosie Langley for sure) we still had a great mini-break in Dallas this week. Last night we found ourselves back in my favorite Dallas bar The Library and it didn’t disappoint. …

The Ginger Man

Last night was one of those rare occasions where I was actually out drinking at a real bar. There was an Englishman and a Scotsman happily talking and drinking and enjoying the warm summer evening. It was a very pleasant evening. I didn’t get too blasted but I slept like …

1000 Words

Coming home. Coming home. I was coming home. Missed my train from Paddington and so I had a pint of Encore in the excellent Fuller’s station pub. It happened to coincide with a beautiful moment in history. Not Ingerland beating Colombia in the last 16, or Sweden in the Quarter …

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 …