Flight of four beers from London breweries, made in collaboration with the four London BrewDog bars. Left to right:
1. Lovibonds/Shepherd's Bush: Purple Rain (5.8%, foraged fruit sour). Properly sour, it's not just the fruit talking (unlike the lime sour below). Like a more souped-up version of the Blitz range.
2. Five Points/Shoreditch: Smoke & Mirrors (7.8%, smoked porter). Very, very nice indeed. Dark, smoky, smooth, and feeling very much like the strongest thing we're going to drink all day. Very well balanced, says the BBG.
3. Brodies/Clapham: Southside Zester (3.7%, lime Berlinerweisse). Lots of lime with hint of sourness - reminds BBG of Rose's Lime Cordial. Refreshing and light, the one we actually started the day with.
4. Pressure Drop/Camden: Syd Strong's (7.1%, black rye IPA). Very interesting, complex flavour, feeling more like one of BrewDog's stout experiments. BBG finds it 'a bit chemical, but in a good way... I like it, but find it very difficult to describe'. Works well with Camden bar's Scotch eggs.
25th Oct 2014, 16:03
I'm stopping these tests after this one. Thank you for your patience.
24th Sep 2014, 15:29
Just keep ignoring these for now, they never happened
24th Sep 2014, 15:13
Seriously, no need to pay this any attention. Don't look.
24th Sep 2014, 13:45
Original text: 'Civilisation has been finally imported to London, courtesy of @BrewDogCamden'
(My first visit to that particular bar. It wouldn't be the last.)
19th Sep 2014, 16:33
Original text: 'Bye Sandra (mixed media, 2011) #LFF #LastDitchAttemptToGetOnTheBFIEmail'
(A small tribute to London Film Festival boss Sandra Hebron on her final day in the job. In case it's not obvious at this resolution, it's made out of all the tickets I bought for that year's festival. The BFI used to highlight the best LFF-related tweets each day in their mailout. Appallingly, this was not considered to be one of them.)
19th Sep 2014, 16:30
Original text: 'Stewart Lee's latest desperate bid for ratings.'
19th Sep 2014, 16:25