So yesterday was a disaster. I had all of 3 beers and had to cut my session short due to illness. I have a suspicion that I had a bad pint. It was Friday 13th and I checked in my 666 distinct beer on untappd. Coincidence??? I will just have to try again next Friday as I’m on nights again. Stay tuned…
So I strolled in this morning after my last nightshift and quickly hit the pillow. After a few hours sleep and the usual shit and shower (no shave it’s the weekend!) I headed for town. I entered my local ‘spoons and could tell straight off it was busy (bloody students!). For some reason instead of standing at the bar the punters decided to form a queue that resembled a snake through all the tables where people were sitting (bloody students!) Finally I got myself a pint, I opted for GOLDEN ROAD CALIFORNIA BREAKFAST ALE. This sadly disappointed, the flavours were great but it was far too watery.
Tomorrow marks the start of the Wetherspoon beer festival where brewers from around the world brew ales exclusively for Wetherspoon using English ingredients. I am looking forward to this and I’m fortunate enough to be off tomorrow as I’ve been working nightshift (I’ll get a bit of sleep first!). In Durham there’s 2 Wetherspoon pubs so I’ll be popping into both! At the moment I’m a bit of a lone ranger as I moved to Durham from South Shields. The main reason my bottle share hasn’t kicked off. Then again I don’t know a great deal of people that like ales and craft beer so would’ve been in same situation. Anyway I’ll post a few words tomorrow about the ales I sample.
I finally became a CAMRA member, after 2 years of saying I would! I am looking forward to doing an ale trail in the coming months, so just give me a shout if you have one planned. I also ordered a Spring Beer Selection off Ales By Mail. This should be with me by Friday and in the recycling bin by Saturday! I hope to also have some news on the Bottle Share project tomorrow. This event will hopefully kick off in May. Keep your eyes peeled for further news.
Just a quick few words regarding this blog and what I aim to achieve. I enjoy beer, good beer! I have an aim to one day open a specialty beer merchants (this is a long way off). But firstly I would like to set up a session bottle share group. This would be based in the Durham area. If you are interested feel free to contact me via here or Twitter @ben_younger