Saturday, 30 June 2012

Happy Birthday Craft Beer Co.

As some of you will be aware this weekend is the 1st birthday for the Craft Beer Co. and as such they have a unusual and rather fab range of beers in for this weekend.

If you mosey over to their website you can download a list of the beers on, although it seems to only mention the Keg beers and no cask list but given the amount of handpumps I am sure there will be cask beers to tempt many of you.

Last weekend whilst there we got to try the wonderful Choklat from Southern Tier which lived up to my expectations and beyond with a smooth chocolate hit and clinging to your taste buds for dear life. I see from the list they have their Creme Bulee beer, not sure on that one but could be interesting.

So if you in London for this weekend this is the place to head to.

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Asda's Whitechapel Porter

5.2% ABV

I'm surprised to be honest that Shepherd Neame does any brewing for itself nowadays with all the supermarket beers it brews. I knew they did Sainsburys but this weekend I also found out that they do beers for Asdas as well. Now don't let the picture fool you, it is in a clear bottle but the porter is dark so Shepherd Neame are still using the same clear embossed bottles for these beers as well as their own ones.

The beer itself is pleasant if a tad bland apart from the aftertaste, it doesn't really taste like a porter to me more a darker bitter. Not bad just not very exciting either, shame as I do love Bishops Finger but this porter not in the same ball game for taste.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Office Moves, Studying and Misc Reasons

Are all the reasons why I haven't been posting as much as I would like. In fact my blogging reading also took a hit for most of this month, so many blog posts have been earmarked for reading and as of yet I haven't got to them with the studying I have been doing, mores the pity.

The enjoys of marginal and absorption costing plus the other occult delights of accountancy have been a major drain on my time but not as much as moving a whole office in which it appeared I was the only organised person who did most (all) of it.

My partner wondered why I took a sledgehammer to a unwanted hard drive rather than follow his advice on a better way to destroy it..... The reason was stress management, ok I may have also shattered three bricks and one of the paving slabs in the garden but by heck it's a great way of relieving stress.

Of course I still have a souvenir of this, a bruise where the hard drive following one mighty blow jumped up and hit me on the leg.

Still now my 10 day week is over and now to beer, although last Sunday we did manage a trip to Stratford and Tap East for a few lovely halves of various beers.