The Drinking Man's Diary

The Drinking Man's Diary

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Drinking Highlights

Devil you know
There has been talk again up at the Bear of...
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Sir Paul
So our busy lives have made it difficult to post...
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Excuse me…
... but has 007 got no standards these days? I...
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Film Reviewing
Well, to me this means watching a film again. Sometimes...
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94 Beers To Go
So luckily after tonight's session I'm down to my last...
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Name that Pub in one
Now, the Ragged Cock is my favourite pub name but...
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Majorca
So The Consul is off on his summer holidays to...
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The apple of our ire
Max is always one to point out the pulchritude on...
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I did Comfort her …
After Bob Dylan's Thirtieth Anniversary Concert Celebration at Madison Square...
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A fine beer
I like cleavage but beer counts too. We had a...
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Friday the 13th
What an auspicious day, and a suitable one to remind...
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Recent Posts

The Lodger

Kentucky is unable to negotiate the many security settings between him and this website, but if he were here he would drunkenly confess to reading about living in someone else’s house: ‘At the moment I’m perusing an interesting book called ‘The Lodger’ about Wm Shake and his time lodging at …

Hey Lord …

With the amazing exception of the DMB Caravan earlier this year these days I’m not really keen on large venues when I see live performers. So I’m very excited to see Graham Parker coming to town in May to my favorite venue in Austin: the One World Theater. I already …

Fifty For Some

So The Consul and Kentucky are stampeding towards fifty in 2012, but I’m the Spring Chicken of the Trio and have another year before I hit that milestone. And after the alcohol we’ve all consumed I believe “Milestone” is the right word! There has been a bit of a hiccup …

Nifty Fifty

Well the first couple of my school-year contemporaries are turning fifty this week. When I look at my friends I see that some are successes, some are mathematicians and some are carpenters’ wives. And some don’t have the wherewithal no more. Divorce, lost custody and alimony behind them, they are …

More Milk

I was proud to see the “Milking it” post by the Consul – finally he’s posting some cleavage we can all enjoy, with a healthy living bias to boot. As I’ve already posted, the two boys are much better when they are together; particularly when they are drinking.

Clarity

To test the condition of your pint, hold it up to the light and assess the opacity level. You should be able to see through the beer as though through a glass of crystal clear spring water. What’s on the other side of your pint?

Birra

Sometimes the pint of foaming ale on offer fails to live up to expectations. On such occasions the only option is to turn to the kind of beverage favoured by Johnny foreigner. I decided to go Italian last night and waxed lyrical to the Consul (nursing his pint of brown …

Milking it

After seeing my last post, Kentucky added, ‘But the first time I met Max he stank of milk, which he had just poured down his coat.’ Apparently Max was a friend of the CEO of Jordan publishing, so that guy has a lot to answer for. And the only drink …

Harsh Memories

Hard to believe that after thirty years the only thing you can remember about the CEO of Jordan Publishing is the fact he never brought a round. Not to mention the loss of hair. Boy the double whammy right there. I wonder how people think of myself and Kentucky – …

Where are they now ?

CEO at Jordan Publishing Ltd United Kingdom Publishing Current: Chief Executive at Jordan Publishing Ltd Past: Interim Managing Director at Metropolis International Group Managing Director at online media start up Head of Magazine and International Publishing at Guardian News & Media Education: University of Leeds

Frenchie nose

When Frenchie pulled his ears back last night he found his cranium expanded like a rubber duck pumped with helium and Rachel W popped out of his head like Athena. Classically speaking, Kentucky tells me, ‘Zeus asked Hephaestus to split open his head with his smithing tools. Athena burst forth …

Russian Bear & Beer

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has signed a bill that officially classifies beer as alcoholic. Until now anything containing less than 10% alcohol in Russia has been considered a foodstuff. Russian alcohol consumption is already twice the critical level set by the World Health Organization. Although vodka has long been the …