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 2,000 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.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Finally Friday

Well we eventual got out for our "usual" Friday night beers but as I am still a bit worried about my hart, I drank the weakest beer they had.
Caledonian, Wm Younger's Best from Scotland.
3.1% amber colour with a good head, an average if somewhat watery bitter but cheap, I did manage five though.

Caledonian, Wm Younger's Best, Scotland

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Cauldron Falls

Out with the girls again on Wednesday, we visited Cauldron Falls on Walden Beck in West Burton. They loved it, and tried to get behind the falls but of course couldn't but they did get wet, again.

For lunch, we got fish and chips in Leyburn and while we were there, I got four new beers from Campbells. Reviews to follow but probably not this weekend as we are at a birthday party in a club, so not sure what beer we will get there.

Under Cauldron Falls

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Cod Beck the Car and Weak Beer

Had a day at Cod Beck reservoir in the van with the twins, we had a walk round the reservoir and a good look at the base of the dam. It was a little bit muddy and a bit cold but we had all the right gear. After the walk we had our packed lunch in the van and then the girls played in the beck until they were too wet and too cold to carry on.

On the way back we picked the car up from the garage, I asked why the battery exploded but they couldn't answer but said it was probably my fault for not looking after it, yer, my fault for asking.

Tonight I got this daft idea, I would buy some 2.0% beers, so that I could drink more volume. So off to the shop I went, luckily they had none.


Double Header

The last of the new beers on Saturday was not the best beer of the night, although it was drinkable.
RCH, Double Header from England.
5.3% cloudy gold with a thin head, citrus hop aroma and taste, very ordinary.

RCH, Double Header, England

Monday, 21 February 2011

The Fish Beer Festival: The search for pumps has started

The Fish Beer Festival: The search for pumps has started: "The search for Handpulls is off to a flying start and I have the first one courtesy of another Punch pub in the area  so that just leav..."

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Wensleydale Again

On Saturday night I sampled the last of the Wensleydale beers that I bought on offer in Campbells, Leyburn.
Wensleydale, Gold from England
4.5% gold colour with no head, bread aroma, nice caramel malt taste, I think it was the bast of the Wensleydale beers I bought.

Wensleydale, Gold, England

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Frothy Moth

The first beer we had last night, with the football and while I was preparing the food was,

Thwaites, Frothy Moth from England, another of the bottles I bought in Ripon during the week.
4.0% gold colour with no head, light malt aroma, taste, toffee, orange and sweet citrus hops, a nice refreshing beer to start the night.

Thwaites, Frothy Moth, England

Stocking Filler

Well we didn't get out last night but Jonathan, Lorianne and the boys came over to us. We watched some football, had some food and several beers, a good night.
The football, we rooted for the underdogs Crawley Town over the mighty Man U, in the cup but to no avail.
The food, we had bangers and mash with Yorkshire puddings, very thick onion gravy and roast vegetables, followed homemade meringues and fruit salad.
The beer, the first one reviewed for the night (others to follow but I have to start somewhere), is.

York, Stocking Filler from England.
One of the bottles I bought in Ripon during the week.
4.8% deep red colour with a thin head, spicy malt aroma, taste is Christmas pudding (fruity and spicy) with a nice bitter aftertaste.

York, Stocking Filler, England