WE CLOSE OUR EYES AND WE CAN TALK TO STRANGERS (ABOUT GUEST BEERS IN BISHOP AUCKLAND)

  The welcome committee was out for Simon today as the BRAPA bandwagon rolled into (newly shiny) Cambridge station. I took this great photo in the Flying Pig (BRAPA tick No.1) while we compared notes on beer quality across the GBG, taking extra care to make sure Simon can’t be identified by angry landlords. Statistically,… Continue reading WE CLOSE OUR EYES AND WE CAN TALK TO STRANGERS (ABOUT GUEST BEERS IN BISHOP AUCKLAND)

IS IT REALLY MY JOB TO TEST THEIR BEER ?

  Alternative title: (Framlingham) Castle on a Hill Some more shameless raiding of modern pop culture today. My son Matthew¬†was disgusted with yesterday’s effort, but it’s harder to work the LP he got for his 16th birthday into my post. Here’s a sample of his Lorna Shore album. So he gets the next best thing,… Continue reading IS IT REALLY MY JOB TO TEST THEIR BEER ?

HOPE FOR HARROW

  Regular readers will know my opinions on the area known in the Beer Guide as North-West London, or “most of Middlesex” to you and me. Flat, intermittently interesting and¬†short of great pubs (never mind beer), with a few exceptions. Back in the ’90s my job took me to such exotic locations as Eastcote, Neasden… Continue reading HOPE FOR HARROW