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Cat Asylum brewery
Sunday, 25 August 2019
Seoul day three
With the kids away at Robin’s, there’s no need for me to get up early. Or even at all. The “Do not disturb” sign is out and I’ve a great ...
Saturday, 24 August 2019
Seoul day two
It’s going to be a slightly strange day. We’ll be meeting Robin. Andrew’s South Korean friend from university. Be odd seeing him on his home...
Friday, 23 August 2019
Let's Brew Wednesday - 1958 William Younger Double Century Ale
I know. It's Friday, not Wednesday. My recent trip to Japan has left me all confused. Double Century Ale was introduced in 1949 to c...
Thursday, 22 August 2019
Tacky merchandise again
Sorry, classy meomorabilia. You'll notice that it's very DDR-oriented. That's not only for copyright-related reasons. Als...
Seoul day one
Our flight to Seoul isn’t until 13:55. We’re not in a huge rush. Just as well. Andrew isn't a morning person. A right grumpy trousers,...
Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Tokyo day two
I didn’t sleep that great. Getting a traditional hotel room seemed a good idea at the time. But sleeping on just a thin mattress isn’t good ...
Tuesday, 20 August 2019
“Daad, can you stop taking pictures?” “But I need them for the blog, Lexxie. I always struggle with photos for the start of a trip.” “We...
Monday, 19 August 2019
Provincial English Mild before WW II
The classes of Mild brewed in the provinces were exactly the same as in London: 4d, 5d and 6d. The strengths they were brewed to were much...
Sunday, 18 August 2019
A nip in the air calls for
By the end of 1949 few genuinely strong beers were starteing to escape from breweries. Some were even confident enough of their ability to s...
Saturday, 17 August 2019
Let's Brew - 1944 Drybrough Burns Ale
By 1944, beers as strong as Burns Ale were extremely rare. And probably not very easy to find, give the small quantities of it which were ...
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