Ragged Clown

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Tag Archives: beer

Nov
19
2009

Welcome home, my long lost friend

For more than 25 years now, I have been convinced that the second best beer in the world is Fuller’s Extra Special Bitter despite all evidence to the contrary. ESB took the title from its little brother – London Pride … Continue reading

Sep
11
2009

John Barleycorn Must Die

I find it simply amazing that, one thousand years ago, people were drinking excellent beer and singing this fantastic song and that even now, one thousand years later, beer is still excellent and the song is still fantastic. There were … Continue reading

Apr
7
2008

If anyone should ever write…

…my life story. They’ll write it at the New Old Lompoc. Same as I did. Possibly the best beer I have ever had in America.

Mar
16
2007

Beer: The Best Beverage in the World

I have been going to the weekly presentations at Xerox Parc on and off for several years. This one – next Thursday – looks like the best one yet. Brewing is the original biotechnology. For 6-8,000 years it has been … Continue reading

Jul
7
2006

It’s really quite black, sir!

I had Spanish for lunch today with Jeff and we went with the paella negre. I was expecting something with a certain tinge of blackness but it turned out to be very black indeed. All afternoon I have had a … Continue reading

May
16
2006

Old Thumper

Lager shandies at 7 years old. Pints of lager by 12. At 16, I became a man and switched to bitter. A little after that I had my first craft brew – Marsden’s Old Thumper – and never looked back. … Continue reading