A dull but necessary post needs some click-bait, and what better click-bait than a badly served Porter confusingly decanted into a Bass glass.
This was my 5 litre takeaway from Star Wing Brewery, over on the right side of the Suffolk/Norfolk border.
The A143 out from Bury St Edmunds to Diss isn’t a BAD road. Just a dull one.
Unless you like potteries and ancient churches.
“There are thirteen hatchments, more than any other church in Suffolk” says an excited Wiki of this one.
St Mary’s, a mile out of Redgrave, is redundant, which means there’s still a hope it could be turned into a Wetherspoons.
My new GBG entry is over the road, with a nice view back to St Mary’s.
And this is where it gets interesting for the GBG ticker.
Star Wing is open, full steam ahead filling barrels of their award winning beer.
But their Tap Room hasn’t reopened, much to the disappointment of this group of tickers (possibly).
But I stood in the courtyard, I talked to an actual brewer, I bought a 5 litre pin* of the strongest beer possible, I claimed my tick and finished Suffolk’s GBG entries. What more could I have done ?
Mrs RM and I had to wait a day for the pin to “drop bright”, or whatever the geeky word is.
Drinking at home is a mortal sin. UNLESS you drink it with a friend, in Bass glasses, in one sitting.
It was absolute nectar, but the drinking in one session rule might need revisiting when the Pub Tickers AGM finally meets.
*Bottle DO NOT count