First Post!

So, as the title suggests, this is about beer. Specialist beer, interesting beer, real beer, different beer. Just like any other beer lover, I love trying new beers, and I’m lucky enough to live in London where real ale, specialist beer shops and craft pubs are fairly widespread. But still I feel I haven’t really scratched the surface of the grassroots beer culture that seems to be growing at the moment.

My interest in beer has been building for a while now, but I wanted to start documenting it – my experiences and my discoveries.
And my love is not just the beer itself but the culture around it – pubs, labels, branding etc (I’m also a bottle cap collector, which has the unfortunate effect of making me try beers with caps I don’t have, rather than on taste…). I often take my dad and brother on pub crawls around London to show them interesting pubs and bars, and love the feeling of showing someone a new beer or pub even more than discovering it myself.

So I’ll endeavour to keep this about the beer and things relating to it, and I hope you’ll find it interesting and enlightening. At least, in parts.


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2 thoughts on “First Post!

  1. Theresa Sparg

    Wow Phil…WELL DONE! Such an awesome an interesting Blogg you have started…especially since we have shared some of the lovely times with you. You explain your experiences so elequently that it makes one feel as if ‘right there’ . Loved the Falkland Arms pics and description and to those who have NOT been there as yet it is exactly as Phil has described….thanks to being fortunate to have experienced that lovely pub in person….thanks Phil and Ange šŸ™‚

  2. Alan Sparg

    Congratulations, you have a special passion for tasting a good beer, and we are looking forward to following your blog!

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