Blimey. Alliances and Guilds doesn't get much foot traffic eh..! It's been months since the last post, yet this thread is still on page 1!!!
I love beer.
I have been to beer festivals. In the UK and abroad! My favourite has to be the biggie - the Great British Beer Festival (http://gbbf.camra.org.uk
), run every year by CAMRA (CAMpaign for Real Ale), in Earl's Court, London. This year, I have to admit, was pretty good for me - I drank a whopping 20 different beers (half-pints) over the course of 5 hours!
One of the best things about this beer festival is that not only do you get to taste a wonderful selection of beers from microbreweries from all over the UK, but some beers from the rest of the world as well - IamMoose
, there was one bottled beer from America I tried last year called Moose Drool http://www.bigskybrew.com/Our_Beers/Moose_Drool
that was quite good - I think you'd like it! This years winners in the name stakes had to be Raging B*tch
and Arrogant B**tard
(without the stars, obviously)!
Also, there is a British beer company called BrewDog http://www.brewdog.com
that does some really spectacular beers, available now all over the world. They have opened a few specialist pubs around the UK, and I can't wait til the one in Camden, London, opens later this year! They are also known for brewing the world's strongest beer, Sink The Bismarck!
at a whopping 41%. Sadly, I have yet to try this (it was a limited edition), but have tried their previous record-holder, at 32%, which goes by the rather fabulous name of Tactical Nuclear Penguin
:D It was awesome! Had to sip it from a shot glass... Made a great, unusual Christmas present for my Dad two years ago.
In fact, I love BrewDog so much I recently became an investor... I have faith in the amazingness of the Beer!
Anyway. Beer rules. Just sayin'.