February 7th, 2010Beer Books
Friday’s trip to London was a hectic one. I woke up knowing that it would be 13 and a half hours until my return journey commenced, about as depressing a thought as you can have at 6am. I was on a late train home from the capital and after rushing between meetings all day and frantically trying to find wi-fi around Marble Arch in the afternoon, I spent a couple of hours with Glyn from the Rake sampling an eclectic mix of their finest beers and chatting about the busy few months we both have ahead of us. That was the eye of the storm as I then rushed up to Kings Cross for the home bound leg, eventually crawling into Morley just before the new day started.
The morning brought with it a heavy head from staying up with a nightcap to watch Mad Men on iPlayer (not to mention a quick half at Leeds Brewery Tap because I’m incapable of timing transport links with any degree of coordination). It was off to York for the day then with Sarah with the promise of a nice lunch and a slow paced amble around the cobbled streets. Read the rest of this entry »Tags: beer tickers, good beer guide, hangovers, keith floyd, prairie oyster, york
December 12th, 2009Beer Books
There’s a great little Oxfam bookshop that I tend to pop into each Christmas in the hope of some eco-friendly, altruistic and (hopefully) cheap chrimbo presents.
Previous years have resulted in some gems of presents and some great popular science finds for myself. There seems to be a continuous supply of Good Beer Guides stretching back into the nineties and noughties and is one of the only charity shops that doesn’t have a token copy of Bridget Jones on the shelf (I dare you to find a charity shop that doesn’t carry this permanently!).
Today didn’t let me down, coming across not only one but two copies of Roger Protz’s The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Beer. In the end I opted for the pictured copy as it was £3.99 (the Yorkshire side of me made the decision based on the fact the other copy was £4.99!).
I’m actually going back for the other copy on Tuesday as a gift but I had my hands full today and was short of coppers…hopefully it’s still there!Tags: Beer Books, roger protz, ultimate encyclopedia of beer
May 5th, 2009Beer Books
View.co.uk are running a competition to win a copy of London’s Best Pubs byPeter Haydon.
Gotta be worth an entry to complement my notebook for my next expedition to the capital!Tags: beer guide, books, guides, London, peter haydon, Pubs & bars