Beer books. We all love them. I always take a couple to bed with me every night. And show them what good loving is.
But you want to know if you can trust your beer book. These are the tell-tale signs that your beer book is cheating on you. When it says:
- IPA was brewed stronger to survive the journey to India. - Porter was originally a blend of three beers. - Russian Imperial Stout was strong to survive the journey to Russia. - "mild" means lightly hopped. - Stout always contains roasted barley. - Scottish beer is lightly hopped because hops don't grow in Scotland. - there's a Czech beer style called "Bohemian Pilsener". - Robust Porter wasn't just made up. - Hefeweizen is a German Ale. - there's a difference between Pale Ale and Bitter
Sometimes people are bloody unpleasant.
The other weekend I had to deal with a particularly unpleasant complaint.
From time to time Sunday lunchtime seems to bring out the most venomous of