beer: a cure for the common cold

I bloody hate colds.   I know, in reality, not many people do, but I really hate being ill.

So, here’s my thinking,  Beer is the cure for the common cold.   Why? Because, if you’re like me, being offered Paracetamol and caffiene laced juice with more sacharine in them than nasty pop – leaving you with a mouth that makes you want to talk like those damn Meerkats.

What to cure yourself with?    Sitting here, drinking poke-your-eye-out hoppy IPA‘s really do hit the spot.   Not so much that you might normally recoil at the hoppiness, but I can actually taste them.   Washing down IPA’s with Jewish chicken soup, is a great combo.   I think IPA’s when you’re ikky, can rejuvenate you back to a state of health equivalent to Ron Jeremy in his prime.

Ok, so what if it’s not the actual cure,  for man-flu?   Who cares?     Watching child-hood reruns on Gold, a spot of Rugby and a bit of footie and some cricket, a case of IPA’s and a do not move order, on the eve of heavy snow fall, doesn’t suck.

have you got any beer-y excuse days?

a little search for Burton IPA

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Sometimes I do wonder what the hell I have done to deserve a passion for beer, the miles that I do, the gym sessions that I hate and a collection of glasses that really are becoming an issue.  Ok, so that’s the biggest crock of crap that I have ever written, I love it, but there must have been a black cat kicked somewhere. Certainly if luck had anything to do with this trip, we were shit out of it!   I really wanted to call this article “#fail”… Continue reading

Wot? New Beers!?

Mikkeller

new brews from the bloke in the santas hat!

It’s Alight - “A clear, golden beer with a small, white head. Funky, fruity, dusty and citrus nose. The flavour continues in the same way with funkiness, citrus finish. A bit astringent in the mouth. Wheat-like finish with the flavours found initially. Pleasant and quaffable with a nice sourish and brett touch.” Ratebeer 76/100- beermerchants.com

Is it?

Is it?


Tia Frai – “Huge thick brown head that really lasted. Excellent display of lacework. Pitch black colour. Aroma of nice roasted malty and dark fruity notes. Also vinous, coffee, chocolate. Over the palate came what could appear as a hint of smoke combined with sweet malty notes and solid roasted malt. Full bodied with an average carbonation and thick mild alcoholic texture. Heavy sweet flavour with good counter sweetness. Roasted malty sweet finish with a warming touch.” ’From To’ is the perfect Christmas gift for lazy dudes. Just fill in the From/To card on the front label and put it under the three. ’From To’ is an easy drinkable christmasporter with light malty sweetness and a slight touch of X-mas spices.  Ratebeerbeermerchants.com -

Spicy!

Spicy!

Kidz Beer – Ratebeerbeermerchants.com
Simcoe IPA – ” An almost clear beer of golden color. Wonderful citrusy nose with pineapple, pinecones and resin, as well as a good maltyness. In the mouth too, the hops dominates, but it has enough malty sweetness to give it some balance. Citrus, pinecones, pineapple and resin from the hops. Full-bodied, almost astringent bitter and teeth cleaning. Long hoppy finish. A really pleasant one, at least in smaller quantities.” Ratebeer – 97/100 - beermerchants.com

Yummy Simcoe!

Yummy Simcoe!

Not Another Wit – “Not just another witbier. The style taken to another level. Strong and hoppy. The world’s first IPW? Cloudy oak brown with a puffy white head that settles leaving a lacy ring. Nose is wheat, lemon, orange peel and coriander. Medium light with faint biting carb. Taste is orange and grapefruit peel, wheat, coriander and lemon oil. Extra hoppy but still remains true to the style.” Ratebeer – 90/100 – beermerchants.com

Wot another Wit?

Wot another Wit?

Stone/Alesmith/Mikkeller – “A Belgian Tripel style ale – pours a translucent golden with a bubbly white head. Aroma of fresh floral, citrus  notes, candy sugar, bready pilsner malt, light spicy notes, light alcohol, lemon grass. Flavor of Belgian candy sugar, lemon grass, lots of mixed citrus, spicy, sweet malty notes.” Ratebeer – 90/100 – beermerchants.com

Alesmith as well... wow!

Alesmith as well... wow!

Three Floyds/Mikkeller = Hvegdgooooop – “Joint brew between Mikkeller of Copenhagen DK & 3Floyds Brewing, Munster U.S.A. Wheat wine – It’s a beautiful red copper colour and the head is creamy. The aroma is both sweet and hoppy with nice notes of citrus, pine and chewy caramel. The flavour has sweetness and the hops provides notes of pine, resin, citrus, but I also find candy sugar, malt and chewy caramel. The wheat is subdued, but I suppose it could be helping the smoothness in the overall impression.” – Ratebeer – 97/100 – beermerchants.com

FFF/Mikkeller Yumminess...

FFF/Mikkeller Yumminess...


and, not to mention Lost Abbey and Port Brewing arriving Wednesday!

some -OMG BEER PORN.