21st September 2022.
You’ll be expecting a World Cup themed special from me this week, where I go through the chances of Iran and Ecuador and advise you which beer to match with each country (for England, it’s Madri).
No chance. I may well watch a few games with Dad when I’m “home” though, just to irk the purists who think the World Cup should only be played in Summer (and preferably in England). As usual, I’ll be rooting for Germany.
My photo is of Pompey John, the very embodiment of “Proper” football with his pint of no nonsense John Smiths Smooth, from an exhibition in Sheffield’s superb and revitalised Millennium Galleries.
I brought my Dad up to see Sheffield last summer as Covid restrictions relaxed, and he was impressed with the size of the city and the art and gardens in the centre.
Sheffield isn’t as glammed up as Leeds or Manchester, but there’s loads going on, including new bars in a container park next to the Town Hall which probably won’t be selling Bass when it opens.
After the art I revisited the Head of Steam, obviously with a better camera technique this time.
That pint (Yorkshire Heart’s Comet) had just been served to another (young) cask drinker, and I ALWAYS go for the just pulled beer if there is one.
Now, I reckon Head of Steam try a little too hard with the craft tat;
but this was a stunningly cool and rich 3.5+, tasting a lot more than its 3.8%.
Lacings never lie;