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, 19 March 2011


I have just dropped a full bottle of beer.

Tetley's, Imperial

The usual Friday night was different yet again, instead of the Smiths, we went to the Hope and Anchor, same village different pub.

The Hope and Anchor was very busy (we are not used to that) but we did get good service and we had to drink lovely Tetley's, Imperial.

I do not usually have a bad head on Saturday morning but today I do, it could be the Imperial or it could be the other beers I had when we got home. We were up late (late for us anyway), watching comic relief (red nose day) and drinking.

Tetley's, Imperial from England
4.3% dark brown with a good head, roast malt aroma and a fruity roast malt taste, this beer is a lot better than other reviewers argue and I like it.

Tetley's, Imperial, England

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Old Legover

After the Crystal Red the next beer was a slight let down.
Daleside, Old Legover from England
4.1% brown colour with a good head, malt and hop aroma, slightly caramel bitter taste. Anyway it was time to move on after this one.

Daleside, Old Legover, England

Crystal Red

Finally I can get around to the new beers I had on our weeks holiday.
The First one was in Weatherspoons Postern Gate on Dot's birthday, as were quite a few others that day.
Saltaire, Crystal Red from England.
4.4% amber colour with a good head, toffee malt aroma and taste. I would have had another but there were more beers to try.

Saltaire, Crystal Red, England.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Fort Boyard

Bought in Rochefort France, within spiting distance of Fort Boyard.

Fort Boyard, Blonde from France.
6.5% hazy gold colour with a good head, fruity slightly acidic aroma, strong alcohol taste.

Fort Boyard, Blonde, France


Very much behind with my reviews, as I have been away so here goes

Shepherd Neame, Dragonfire from England
4.5% dark amber colour with a thin head. malty aroma with some hops, the taste is slightly sweet and fruity. Nice

Short and sweet review, got a few to do.

Shepherd Neame, Dragonfire, England

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Back Home

Just got back form a week away in York and Durham, a few new beers drank over the week (reviews to follow), there would have been more new beers but for the fact that Sam Smiths beers are readily available in both cites and Old Brewery Bitter is a favorite of mine.