Wednesday, 1 June 2011

I'm back!

Firstly let me apologise for the lack of blogging over the last month. With a hectic schedule of exams and other work going on I've been rather busy. The lack of a computer at home also hampers my ability to blog. I'll start with a quick round up of what I've been up to in the last month beer wise.

There was a rather disappointing trip to Ireland in which I was heavily disappointed with the availability of proper beer. Furthermore, I honestly don't believe the Guinness tastes better over there; it's just not a nice drink. Way too thick and no taste to it whatsoever.

Following on I attended the Sainsbury’s Great British Beer Hunt. While the tasting session was a little flat the meet the brewery section was a delight. The chance to talk to all those brewers and taste all their beers was wonderful.

I have also come to the conclusion that Nelson Sauvin is my favourite hop. Every beer I try with it in I absolutely love. From BrewDog's crazy range of IPA's to Windsor and Eton's Royal Wedding Beer Windsor Knot they all just taste fantastic. I just find the huge floral hit is unparalleled in other hop varieties especially when paired with lovely citrusy hops.

Most recently I was given the opportunity to help out the head brewer from Windsor and Eton at the speed blogging section of the European Beer Bloggers Conference. It was a hectic but thoroughly enjoyable experience. Apart from getting to try a shed load of different beers, Bad Attitude's Two Penny Porter being my favourite, I walked away with a bucket load of free bottled beers and even half a polypin of the delightful Windsor and Eton Conqueror.

Hopefully there'll be a bit more regular activity on here in the future so keep your eyes peeled.

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