Four years ago, I drove up to Portland, Oregon to make a new life and I fell entirely in love with every detail of the city. I loved exploring Portland and I found something new each time I looked. I have … Continue reading
Tag Archives: beer
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
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
…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.
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
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
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