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 …

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 …

The Gang of Four

I must continue to say how impressed I am with Alaskan Amber. So much so that it could easily become my favorite beer … To this end I have decided to have a taste test this weekend where I will ask my long-suffering wife to perform a blind taste test …

Good Ale

Max loves his ESB, so I think this should be his drinking song: an old English favourite newly available on the B’eginner’s Guide to English Folk’…. “It is of good ale to you I’ll sing And to good ale I’ll always cling I like my mug filled to the brim …

Bitter chocolate

So, this is the time of seasonal, of novelty, of festive. Down the Old Badger, which Max will soon be set on frequenting (pun intended), we have been sampling the Christmas fayre. Of particular interest, for notes of licorice, spice, toffee, blackcurrant, and especially chocolate is/are the Christmas Steps of …

Old Pecker vs. ESB

So for years I’ve always thought that “Old Pecker” was the strongest beer that I would consume and enjoy. But recently, at a family gathering, I realized that Fuller’s ESB is a stronger beer and I have no problems banging those bad boys down. Old Peculier: ABV: 5.6% Fuller’s ESB: …