More holiday snaps, this time from a surprise revisit to Perth only 6 months after I thought I’d finished it for ever back in those halcyon days of the CAMRA AGM.
Apparently today the north of Britain is under water, but a week ago Perth was bathed in Autumnal splendour.
Back in April I gave up waiting in the Capital Asset and said;
“I really should have had a pint here. It’s only recently been GBG and is bound to be back next year to spite me”.
There was ONE member of staff serving , a stoical fellow who would have coped well with the rigours of Bannockburn, but struggled with a posse of SNP delegates (so their lanyards said) out to complete the work that Wallace started.
They had QUESTIONS about the beer. The only thing worse than people showing an interest in beer is a person asking for a taster. They asked for tasters.
And doesn’t real ale take a long time to pour.
Our hero barman saw me looking forlornly after standing wiith CAMRA voucher in hand for a good 10 minutes and said to me “Who’s next ?”
“A pint of Jack Back please and I have a voucher”
“I think those ladies with a complex food order were next” he said. If you KNEW why’d you ask ? I thought.
Eventually my time came,the longest wait over.
“A pint of Jack Back please and I have a voucher“
The slowest service of the trip, in the grimmest pub, but possibly the best pint, a cool, rich foamy 3.5+.
And that’s the story of Spoons this GBG year. Some very good beer, without that long pull taste, but the wait gets longer and longer.
Be careful what you wish for.