Last night on the Zoom call we were discussing the Halt to Ticking, and Simon nipped out to get another artisanal beer. I thought it was this one; but on buying one for Mrs RM just now (£1.49, Tesco) it appears that it’s 7.3%. “Better go and buy another one then” shouts Mrs RM from… Continue reading WAIT, THERE WAS A GBG21 ?
Thanks for all your ideas on blogging to keep me out of trouble. Some of them seem semi-legal. Unlike folk in the plague-infected north I hope to move to some day (just as it enters Tier 4+ I expect), I follow those silly rules the 80 seat majority Government impose on us. So I’m staying… Continue reading DECEMBER WILL BE MAGIC AGAIN
Pubmeister, the only man to have completed a CURRENT (as opposed to 1987) Good Beer Guide has been clamouring to see my ticking spreadsheets. His own records of completion are kept on papyrus in the National Archive of Ticking Outputs in Egypt (Bucks). It’s also where Duncan keeps his secret stash of his favourite beer.… Continue reading THE TICKING AND THE DAMAGE DONE
Great excitement in Slip End, home of my last GBG tick for Bedfordshire, a county whose seething resentment at its absence from my Top 10 was evident on my visit. Yes, a new grass cutting contract for this small village known locally as “that place just off the M1 you can’t actually get to“. A… Continue reading PUTTING BEDS TO BED
“Greetings to the new brunette” sang Billy Bragg in 1986, before he got woke and left his pap pop behind on Workers Playtime, the best LP of ’88. Today I say Greetings to the new Good Beer Guide 2021, the book we once thought might never happen as pubs closed in March, preventing the vital… Continue reading GOOD BEER GUIDE ’21 – A TRIUMPH IN ADVERSITY
As BRAPA has already told you, the new Good Beer Guide is in the sticky (stop, Russ) hands of Privilege Club members, the brave souls who embody the spirit of the original CAMRA by going to dumpy pubs off the A14 and drinking quick halves. I’m not allowed to tell you about new entries in… Continue reading TICKING IN PINTS
I’m surprised to get the chance to re-enter the magical world of GBG2020, and with a delayed publication date of 29 October for the 2021 edition I could in theory make some progress with colouring in the Guide. But I can’t go inside pubs in Scotland and Wales yet, and I’m not convinced they want… Continue reading THE BEST LAID PLANS