RAISING A GLASS OF HAANDBRYGGERIET “DEATH TO ALL BUT METAL” TO STEPHEN HAWKING

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I interrupt my tour of Surrey’s gastro horrors to pay homage to Stephen Hawking, a man bright enough to leave Oxford for Cambridge and its superior pubs as soon as he could. And of course, an inspiration to us all in overcoming the greatest challenges life throws at us.

You’ll know Stephen as the man who solved the mystery of “Life, the Universe and Everything“, confirming that the universe was created from absolutely nothing (and an awful lot of it, at that).

More importantly, he was a great contributor to Cambridge life, although locals always seemed astonished to discover he used the same shops and restaurants as them.  To be fair, I never actually saw him in Wetherspoons.

The flags at Gonville and Caius were at half-mast when I popped in to Cambridge today.

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Tourist shot
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Gonville & Caius

I should do more posts on tourist Cambridge, in case our American readers do eventually visit what I call the Greater Waterbeach Economic Area.  I might even review the Eagle for you if I get really bored.

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Tourist tat

Dick and Dave will never get bored in Cambridge. Entertainment this month includes 17th century madrigals and a play wherein depressed blokes with scarves drink out of handled mugs.

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Mugs

To honour Stephen’s memory, I stopped in Pint Shop, the closest Beer Guide pub to his old college.  What 9% Double IPAs would be on today, I wondered.

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Boring craft
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No. 11 – Good Craft

Norwegian DIPA, and only £6 a half.  It doesn’t need a Stephen Hawking to tell you that’s a bargain for central Cambridge.

Cheers.

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DIPA

 

 

 

 

 

 

22 thoughts on “RAISING A GLASS OF HAANDBRYGGERIET “DEATH TO ALL BUT METAL” TO STEPHEN HAWKING

  1. I assume that the Manchester brewery making a concoction called “Strangeways” indicates that prison inmates are now being used a guinea pigs to try out all sorts of weird and weirder craft attempts before they are launched at the general public – part of the UK’s ongoing project to try and make life here even worse than the equivalent in the US in all circumstances.

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      1. That’s craft. Mind you, I’d possibly have drunk those 3 pints of OBB in the time it took me to sip that keg beer. Once drank 4 pints during England v Switzerland on TV at Sinclairs Manc.

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  2. “as the man who solved the mystery of “Life, the Universe and Everything“”

    I thought that was Douglas Adams? 😉

    “I might even review the Eagle for you if I get really bored.”

    Naw. I see enough of those where I live:

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/gjrUcfFkh1VrEEvu1

    “Mugs”

    I see what you did there. (LOL)

    “Norwegian DIPA, and only £6 a half. ”

    Oof. 😦

    “Cheers.”

    Cheers! And a raised glass to Stephen, who will a final tip of his hat passed away on Pi Day:

    http://www.piday.org

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  3. The name “Death to All But Metal” makes me think the craft beer world has reached the “early 80’s band name” stage of adding words for the sake of being distinctive. What’s the longest/most elaborate name you’ve encountered?

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