I Am Grumpy Old Man Blog



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harvestoun 20 Aug

Back to work

Back to work after a long weekend in the Cotswolds, I deserve a treat, or four Harviestoun Schiehallion 4.8% ABV Schiehallion is a stunning lager with elegant head and luscious lacing. It has “aromas...

ubu purity 14 Aug

Purity Pure UBU

Pure UBU – pronounced OO-BOO – named after our faithful canine friend and protector of our secrets. UBU 4.5% ABV is a distinctive premium amber coloured beer. Made from English Maris Otter, Crystal &...

marshal 6 Aug

Weekend again

Unsworth’s Yard The Marshal Strong pale ale 6.5%   Shepherd Neame Bishops Finger Launched 1958. Bishops Finger takes its name from the finger-shaped signposts which pointed pilgrims on their way to the tomb of...


No Beer weekend

Can you imagine not having a weekend drink just because you have had a slight medical procedure. Well that is just what has happened. After a hernia opp, drugs and beer do not mix...

Hernia Weekend

Hernia Weekend

Black Sheep, Golden Sheep Golden Sheep is a full flavoured ale with a dry and refreshing bitterness, developed with a light, citrus fruit flavour. Brewed using time honoured methods and fermented in Yorkshire Square...


Weekend Treats

Abbot Ale Warming, malty and fruity. Pale and amber malts contribute to a mouth-filling and satisfying Horlicks and biscuity maltiness. Challenger and First Gold give a base note of herbal hop and Fuggles as...


Silverstone GP

This was not the truck race, just track cleaning at 6:30am prior to the F1 Grand Prix at Silverstone.   Full report from http://www.crash.net/ Nico Rosberg finishes second on the road but is punished wit...

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Austrian Grand Prix Treats

Bacchus Frambozenbier Van Honsebrouck is a family owned brewery in West Flanders Belgium. It makes a range if beers including Bacchus, a beer in the local style of the region. It is on this...

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Beer Update

Timmermans Framboise Lambic Timmerman’s Framboise is described as being a fruit lambic but it lacks the identifying “funky” acidity of that style. By adding natural raspberry flavouring to a lambic and letting it mature...