ZOOM

There were 3 things I swore I’d never do.

Home drinking, “virtual” pubs, and sitting still for 2 hours (there probably are other things but I don’t want to start Russ off).

But I managed ALL THREE last night during an emotional Zoom call with fellow Pub People Rikke (organiser), Duncan, BRAPA, Quosh, Sarah, Jim (from a van), Jim (from Greenfield). Oh, and Mrs RM.

With cask takeaways from pubs banned I was well prepared with a selection of sours, saisons and pastry stouts.

Actually, I thought it was a “pasty sour”, but apparently even Brass Castle haven’t done that one yet.

Dave may recognise the picture on the label of the Pastore.

Dave actually stayed in the house on the left of that village green. Yes, the hippest beer in Sheffield is a 3.5% Wild Weisse from Waterbeach that costs the same as a gallon of Magnet Stones.

Mrs RM is no fan of sours and saisons, which is a shame as the Sheffield crafties love them. There’s a new shop opening (I hope soon) in Hillsborough called Pangolin which asked what they should stock.

Sours for me please, crazier the better” wrote Emma Zippy Quince. Emma should move to Waterbeach.

Anyway, virtual pubbing.

Not quite the same, but we had a good chat, over 3 hours, and I only had to get up 17 times to stretch my knees. Rarely has so much pubbing talent been assembled in one place. Simon got up 3 times to fetch a new bottle from his personal cellar.

Topics ranged from coping mechanisms to Rotherham to Jim’s new pub finds to Scandi Noir (NOT a sour) to Duncan’s Domestic Credits (also NOT a sour).

If I’m honest, the revelation of the evening was Sarah’s Pub Toilet blog, which sounds like the best new blog since, you know, the one about Cowboys eating Wotsit flavoured wine.

I only checked the Liverpool score once all evening.

35 thoughts on “ZOOM

      1. Yesterday I had an email from Marstons offering eight 500ml bottles of McEwans Champion for £16 less 10% discount which makes them £1.80 each.

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      1. Etu,
        I don’t know which Royal Oak that is.
        It looks like the artwork of Kevin Walsh but some distance from his native Yorkshire.

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      2. Etu,
        No, I’ve never been to that Winsford, the one that in 1881 was the birthplace of Ernest Bevin who co-founded the Transport and General Workers’ Union that I was a member of for several years.

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      1. “I was so jealous of the attention got with his “wonky knee that I don’t mention” that I decided to incorporate it into my act.”

        (slow golf clap) 🙂

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  1. Thanks for posting about this Martin. Did my heart good, knowing you’d all got together for a beer or two, if only virtually. (But were there crisps involved, that’s what I want to know!) I do the same periodically, by way of Skype, with my friend in Macclesfield; not the same as being in the pub together, but hey, I’ll take the faux version ’til the real thing’s possible again! 🙂

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  2. “(there probably are other things but I don’t want to start Russ off).”

    Too bloody right mate! 🙂

    “But I managed ALL THREE last night during an emotional Zoom call with fellow Pub People Rikke (organiser), Duncan, BRAPA, Quosh, Sarah, Jim (from a van), Jim (from Greenfield). Oh, and Mrs RM.”

    I would have LOVED to be in on that (as am sure many reading this would say).

    “I was well prepared with a selection of sours, saisons and pastry stouts.”

    Blimey. That will get your motor running… unless Mrs RM had the bulk of it. 😉

    “Actually, I thought it was a “pasty sour”,”

    That would be Charlie Chaplin with a sad face.

    “There’s a new shop opening (I hope soon) in Hillsborough called Pangolin ”

    Hmmm. Named after an animal fervently sought after in China? 😉

    “Simon got up 3 times to fetch a new bottle from his personal cellar.”

    Only 3 times in 3 hours? Pfft. He’s done much better when hitting the pubs.

    “If I’m honest, the revelation of the evening was Sarah’s Pub Toilet blog, which sounds like the best new blog since, you know, the one about Cowboys eating Wotsit flavoured wine.”

    Planning on checking out Si’s new blog this weekend. May have to try and take a peek at Sarah’s bog… um, blog. 🙂

    Cheers

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