The new Good Beer Guide (2023) has arrived !
Well, in York, anyway, where BRAPA has his Privilege copy while the rest of the “ticker community” (all six of us) remain on tenterhooks. Or is it tender hooks ?
Simon has been dutifully sending us pages of the GBG via WhatsApp, probably breaking CAMRA law, and forcing me to consider Life’s Big Question.
“Shall I attempt to complete the Good Beer Guide for a second successive year ?“.
I’ll be frank, I’ve been a bit directionless since Rousay. Completion is great, but what now ?
It’ll be harder this year, with elderly parents, and I might never again find the energy to drive 10 hours to the Highlands. Could I summon that motivation born of desperation ?
Or I could read enriching books that folk keep urging me to dip in to, books about Social clubs and football and the KLF. Or I could actually read Blackpool Jane and BRAPA, which will take me well into my dotage (Dotage is an underrated village in East Sussex).
But once I see the scale of the task to complete the GBG again, I might just be swayed.
Think of the joy in pinking Devon;
It may come down to something as simple as “Would I need to subject Mrs RM to another torturous 5 days in the Channel Islands ?“.
Talking of Mrs RM, what does she think ?