Browsing All posts tagged under »Beer«

The end is near

July 31, 2011

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The beer experience continues…..  St. Louis Gueuze Fond Tradition 5% 375ml bottle After the Guido experience – which, coincidentally, is the title of the next Robert Ludlum novel – I needed something light, sparkling and a little tart to refresh my battered and somewhat violated palate.  The big and boozy dark ales were taking effect […]

Climbing the stairs pt 1

July 4, 2011

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I was accused of digressing a little too often in my last post. In fact, my wife said the last post contained a lot of ‘flannel’, albeit high quality cotton quilting flannel. These comments have been noted and from this day forth ‘laconic’ will be my watchword. It’s goodbye hyperbole, hello pithy. I promise to […]

The road to Ostend

June 23, 2011

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I have been a bit sloppy of late blogging wise. Ok, more sloppy than usual. Alright, I’ve been my consistently sloppy self in not posting for nearly a month. Life just got in the way.  Crap excuse but true nonetheless. Back to the trip… On day two we found ourselves sat in a magnificent house […]

Fanny Du Coq

May 18, 2011

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Our first bar of call was the ’Terrastje’. My Beer Guide book described the ‘Terrastje’ as ‘a little gem… a small one-roomed café with friendly service and a beer list more imaginative than most’. We happily walked and talked the half a mile or so it took to reach the bar, ready to begin our […]

Footprints in the sand

April 7, 2011

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So much has happened since I lasted posted. I stayed with the Goat in London and enjoyed a Belgian Guinness or two – Belgian Guinness is rather like normal Guinness except it tastes nice. I went out for a lovely ride with the Medicine Man where we encountered a kestrel, climbed a few hills and […]

Farewell my lovely

March 23, 2011

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We move ever closer to the main event. I even checked the weather in Bruges today. Maximum temperature 14C, clear skies with a 4 mph NNE wind. Lovely. Yesterday morning I was greeted by a new post alert from the Trail Bike Journal which is penned by the fair hand of my good friend Mr […]

The final countdown

March 15, 2011

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By gum, I’ve been putting in the miles of late. I’ve been out round the ‘Chester Ring’ four times in the last week. The ‘Ring’ is a cycle path that takes in the environs of Chester and is fifteen miles in length. This is just a sprint run really but if the wind’s against you […]

Sail the plains

March 8, 2011

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The old blogging isn’t going so well. At the moment I’m churning – I chose that word carefully as it best describes the act of writing in my case – out a blog every two weeks which works out at around 107 words per day. Rubbish. I will improve given time and encouragement… I wanted […]

We’ll meet again II

February 23, 2011

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I’m trying to get into the habit of writing more often but events outside of the blogosphere, bikes, Belgium and beer have conspired against me. Within the last week I left London for good, packed in my job and rode off into the sunset some call voluntary redundancy (VR). I’m now looking forward to finally […]

Know ye the Cask?

February 4, 2011

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Work-based issues – which I will write about another day – and a torn disc have dominated the last two weeks or so hence my tardiness post-wise. Before my back gave up the ghost, I managed to squeeze in a training run at a Belgium Acclimatisation Centre otherwise known as a pub that sells Belgian […]