If you know me or of me, you will know I like beer. Over the last few years I have been collecting photos of every new beer I have.
I now have over 1,700 individual beers photographed and have realised that many beers that I assumed I have photos of, I haven't.

This blog will be therefore be an account of my quest for new beers to photo and how I enjoyed them (or not).
My email is ralphgant@sky.com.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Christmas beer, the rest of this years

After the three Christmas beers I reviewed on the 10th, I only managed to sample another four festive beers during December.  Again I was not very impressed by most of them.  I will start with the one I thought was the best of the seven.

Hook Norton, Twelve Days from England


5.5% deep ruby red colour with a thin head, fruity aroma, complex fruity warming taste, it tasted more like I would expect from a Christmas beer, a nice winter beer.

Banks & Taylor (B&T), Santa's Slayer from England

Banks & Taylor (B&T), Santa's Slayer, England

4.0% gold colour with a good head, sweet aroma, bitter creasort taste, I think I should have taken it back but it is not the first time I have tasted beer like that. My brother is convinced that the pub chain where I was drinking do not know how to keep beer.

Arkell's, Noel Ale from England

Arkell's, Noel Ale, England

5.0% almost black colour with a good head, malty aroma, bitter fruity taste, not a bad beer but not quite festive enough for me, also I got it from the same place as the last beer and it was very drinkable.

Harviestoun, Mr Sno’balls from Scotland


4.5% amber colour with a thin head, sweet floral aroma, roast malt and citrus hop taste, again not a bad beer but not very festive. Harviestoun is a Scottish brewer that I like.

Monday, 31 December 2012

Beer Posters

I once did a picture of several of my beer photos to make a collage, several people commented that it looked like a poster and that I should make some and sell them.  I never did but now I have been thinking that it might not be such a bad idea.  So I would like to ask, do you think anyone would buy them? This is the picture I did at the time.

Beer Cans

It was made up of beer cans but they could be many different versions of it, bottles, beers by country, different styles of beer, etc.  Like this one of Beer Pumps/Taps.

Beer Pumps/Taps, poster example

I would be grateful for for your thoughts, either comment on here or email me at, ralph-dot@live.com