Browsing All Posts published on »September, 2009«

What You Need to Know About Beer Bellies…

September 22, 2009


via Well firstly you need to know they’re not caused by beer alone, which this article actually does tell you despite the amount of times it uses the term beer bellies!! It’s not exactly rocket science, eating too much, drinking too much and exercising too little makes you fat, not beer on it’s own. […]

A match made… accident

September 21, 2009


I am a huge fan of beer and food matching, I’ve never really understood why so many people don’t think that beer is a great accompaniment to food and more often than not, an easier match than wine. That said regular beer and food matching takes a level of organisational capability way beyond my domestic […]

Drunken convictions fall by 75%………………….

September 21, 2009


New figures released today show that the number of those convicted of or receiving a police caution for drunkenness has slumped by more 75% in the last 30 years. via So what looks like a good news story on alcohol, drunken convictions down by 75%………sounds like good news right? Ermmm, actually no if the […]

Beer, not so bad after all……..

September 20, 2009


Today’s News of the World (that I obviously read over someone’s shoulder, not my own copy…..) reveals the full scale of the Nation’s ‘binge drinking epidemic’ Apparently 23% of 18-24 year olds have felt ashamed of their appearance when drunk and almost half (48%) have vomited when drunk. No real surprises here – apart from […]

Stop the press, brewer uses CO2…………….

September 17, 2009


It seems that CAMRA have seen fit to ban Freedom Brewery from the Burton Beer Festival because they *shock horror* use CO2 and not compressed air……what a load of nonsense!! I’m not a CAMRA member but I do think generally they can do some good work promoting beer and pubs. But this kind of small […]

Bearded Brewers…….

September 14, 2009


Found this post of a channel 4 news piece, featuring Pete Brown  (who will meet me for lunch one day he promises) and the ever so stereo-typical suggestion that beer is only brewed and enjoyed by pot bellied, bearded men. So just to break down that stereotype – here’s the main reason I tried Thornbridge […]

Frothy Moth, flutter off

September 13, 2009


On one of my few trips outside the house this flu ridden week I picked up 2 new beers from my local Victoria Wine, Frothy Moth 4% from Thwaites and Purity Ubu.. I don’t usually try any local products, I’m too lazy and a slave to commercialism but meeting some new beer fans on Twitter […]