Were you expecting someone else?

The lights are low. You wander through the front room, through the dining room, ahead is the kitchen. This house party is in full swing. You push open the door and freeze. There’s someone in the kitchen. “Come in, come in.” A low, purring voice. You step inside and slide the door shut behind you.…

Can you believe it?

Here I am, holding a can of beer. It’s like I’m 16 again. (Sorry mum, I mean 18. Er, 20? 33?). To my mind, cans have long been associated with a less sophisticated form of drinking beer. The kind where you neck any old beer as quickly as you can before dancing around like an…

Trick or treat

What do you mean, I’m a couple of weeks too late? Okay, so Halloween may have come and gone, but the title sums up my trepidation when approaching a bottle of Chocolate Lager from the Hogs Back Brewery. I mean, chocolate lager? That’s never going to work. You quite often get chocolate flavours in beer, but…

Guess Brew, number two

You may remember that I am pioneering a new kind of beer review. Primarily this is because I realised that I was pretty rubbish at writing traditional ones; a problem that presented me with two options: Get better at writing beer reviews Create your own kind of review, helpfully bypassing all of your cliche-ridden problems by just…

Cliche-free since 2015

Ace beer writers Boak and Bailey – as it should be compulsory to introduce them – recently caused a fair amount of comment among the beer blogging community with a post all about cliches. Certainly over here at Running Buffet HQ I felt nervous; scared out of my wits, you may say, although that would be…