22nd February 2020 The White Bear was the second and last of my new GBG ticks on this Wiltshire Wander, which is a disappointing tally when I see how BRAPA has been plundering the North. I really fancied a 6X, long a favourite beer despite many commentators on CAMRA Discourse describing it as “twiggy brown… Continue reading LEFT TO MY OWN DEVIZES
By Saturday lunchtime I’d realised the postman wasn’t bringing my new Beer Guide, and as I’ve mentioned my nearest GBG18 tick was by now 210 minutes away in Wales. Sure, I could have finished Boak & Bailey’s 20th Century Pub, but I’d only been reading it for a year and you can’t rush a… Continue reading MISSED PENALTIES & A RETURNED OTTER IN THE ISLE OF ELY
More short reads, as I type this on a phone, which is my excuse for the inevitable typo. I can’t even do OS extracts to titillate Russ at the moment. You left me in a Winton micro trying to work out the most exciting way to walk into Bournemouth proper. But how can you walk… Continue reading TAKING THE DUFF BEER OFF
I know you’re desperate for news of Mrs RM‘s latest venture to keep me in the style to which I’m accustomed. She’s alternating between Northampton and Cambridge Councils, doing something involving IT, whatever that is. The Cambridge version of her job takes place at Castle Hill, the highest point in town (i.e. about the height… Continue reading THE ARCHITECTS OF CASK’S DEMISE
My favourite photo (above) from Leeds tells all you need to know about why pubs are so great. Can you imagine looking so happy sitting in your London flat drinking 330ml bottles of Pumpkin sour in your striped underpants watching Poldark ? Don’t answer that. It took me ages to construct our crawl map… Continue reading TOPING IN THE TEMPLAR
Pints and Pubs reported on yet more new brewery activity in my home town this week. BrewBoard strikes a (rip) chord https://t.co/mRyXFjCIx5 @BrewBoard — pints and pubs (@pintsandpubs) August 14, 2017 And of course, you can never have too many breweries, as they show the strength of our Campaign in 2017. As the CAMRA press release says,… Continue reading MORE BREWERIES THAN PUBS IN WIVELISCOMBE
You’ll be pleased to know I’ve now completed my reports on Hamburg, possibly the only place I’d recommend that you stick to the Holsten Pils. There’s a few posts from the Marches and the Dales to come, but this is a report from Deal, where Mrs RM and I met the lovely and endlessly fascinating Mrs &… Continue reading THE SHIP SPOILT FOR A HA’PENNY OF 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 ?