Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Snowmaggedon Beer Expedition

Well the Psycho start is for Oldmort the Old Budgie, it must get boring with only a mirror to peck and a spray of Millet to talk to, and your drugs shut in a tin !
  Snowmaggedon this morning, well 2” but undaunted we waxed the sled runners, harnessed  the dogs and struggled into our fur Parkers ! OK Brenda put her boot grips on and we plodded out for the bus to Skipton – it’s Wednesday Narrow Boat day. I left Brenda ice climbing in the high street and went to see what the guest beers were today. First pint was a Leeds brewery New Moon 4.3% Black IPA it was OK lots of body and a good hop taste but Black IPA ??? the pipe was a Butz Choquin maître pipier de-lux fait main (hand made) St Claude France with a brass Army mount stem, smoking Germain’s Special Latakia Flake from the Channel Islands.
 I had a visitor while outside

Brenda landed and we went inside to warm up Brenda a Cappuccino and I tried a Batemans brewery Hooker – golden bitter 4.5% with the slogan “have you got the balls for it”
OK taste notes for Mark (I did answer your comment in Bribery blog)  there’s a hint of citrus in the top note with tastes of xmas pudding and fruit mid notes with nuts coming through in the base ! Nuts indeed or should that be Bollocks ? to the Bear it’s all subjective and just tastes like Beer this one not startling but not bad, the New Moon was better because it had more Hops and the Bear likes Hops !

Brenda had warmed up from the ice climbing and had a 1/2 of Timmerman's brewery Lambic (wild yeast ferment) Strawberry Ale 4%.- I had an Ilkley brewery Timothy Hughes Pale Ale 3.5%, hoppy almost an IPA and more to the Bears liking than the Batemans,

 these two were so spot on we both had another, Brenda had said "this is like pleasant pop" after the first taste of the Strawberry but followed that with I can feel the effects of this ! after the second 1/2, but at 4% the Bear said he’d be more inclined to complain if he couldn’t !
 back to the bus station with the snow turning to rain for the trip home

 just thought I'd share, cheers Danny

Wednesday, 6 February 2013


Bribery, no I don’t want anything off the Pieman, for a few weeks Brenda has been on about me getting a hair cut, :blah: but after over 30 years of being together I’ve perfected the “deaf ear” and “blind eye” routine. :byg: But this morning Brenda tried a new tactic ! If we go into town today and you get a hair cut I’ll buy your BEERS ! :banana::chug: 

Before :-
Started the day with Germain’s Special Latakia Flake in an Altinok Meerschaum

bus to Skipton, Hair cut, then round to the Narrow Boat to recover, no smoking inside so I loaded a Butz Choquin Fait Main St. Claude France Calabash briar
and had a pint of Ilkley brewery Joshua Jane 3.7% (inside)
I went outside to smoke the pipe with an Okell’s brewery MPA 3.6% brewed under the Isle of Mans Purity Laws,
 then back inside for a Lytham brewery Lytham Gold 4.2%, as it was Bloody freezing outside and Brenda had arrived and had a glass of Merlot
 and just to force myself so that I could make a full Blog report I finished the session with a Kelham brewery Island Gold 4.9%
 the sacrifices I have to make for this Blog ! back home on the bus and finished off the mornings Altinok Meercham pipe to give a final After.

 cheers all :toast: Danny

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Skipton with Teddy

I went into Skipton today using my over 60 free bus pass and had a few beers and smoked some tobacco and I recorded the trip round, the ones at the end are shot from the moving bus and are speed blurred, not because I was wobbly ! but show some of the country side on the 6 mile journey back home.
Pub log :-
Salamander Brewery - White Duke 3.8% in the Narrow Boat and a 50/50 mix of Germain's Special Latakia Flake and Gawith Hoggarth Louisiana Flake in a Craftsman made in England Briar,
Copper Dragon Brewery - Golden Pippin 3.9%  in the Black Horse and Germain's Special Latakia Flake in a Craftsman made in England Briar
Masham Black Sheep Brewery - Best Bitter 3.8% in the Cock and Bottle and Gawith Hoggarth Louisiana Flake in a Falcon

                                                      For Oldmortality

cheers all
Danny & Ted