Wednesday 28 January 2009

Pint Pots at Dawn

Actually I'm kidding, well sort of, for those of you who haven't seen the public disagreement between myself & wine writer Malcolm Gluck on the Observer Food Monthly blog yet then the finale is today, when I treat Mr Gluck to a beer & food extravaganza at lovebeer@borough.

I'm hoping he's coming with an open mind, I certainly am.

If you want to follow what's been going on you can start here with Malcolm's original post, follow it to Roger Protz's response and then mine if you like - I'll update either later or tomorrow on what went on!

Thursday 15 January 2009

At the Sharp's End

Well, what a couple of days! I've been to Cornwall for the first time, interviewed Rick Stein (very nice man) and done a day's brewing with the man the seafood-loving chef dubbed a genius to a room full of beer writers - the hugely entertaining & utterly charming Stuart Howe.

Yep, that's right, brew number two has been made and a mild is born. Flavoured with some very unusual spices & the essence of gorse (for a little extra happiness with your hops) I have high hopes for this beer but will have to write more when I'm not on a train!

Will post full story soon...