Browsing All posts tagged under »Beer«

The end is near

July 31, 2011


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]