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.…

Moor! You want Moor?

Having had an enjoyable experience with canned beer recently, I was keen to see if this was a fluke. A one-off. Obviously the thing to do was to buy some more beer, right? What I actually did was to buy some Moor beer. That’s a good-looking lineup if ever there was one. As well as…

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…

It’s not all about the DIY

I wouldn’t want you to worry. Yes, I may have taken a month off from the blog, but you will be reassured to know that I didn’t take a month off from beer. That would have been silly. Today, I wanted to mention one of the beers that I drank during the last few weeks.…

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…

Ice, ice, baby

This post should come with a health warning. I wrote it, and then I forgot about it. It has sat, unloved, like an unfavoured child, being ignored and passed over. It is almost apt that it is a post all about vanilla, that undervalued and oft-forgotten flavour. It is also a beer review and it…