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, 2 April 2011


Unusually this week, we had our usual Friday night out.

Today I have no new beers to try, so I will have to get out there a find some.

Friday Night

Thursday, 31 March 2011


Went up the village tonight, just for a walk you understand but as we were already there, we popped into The Welly and then The Ship. The guest beers in both of them were old favorites, Bombardier and Speckled Hen, shame there was nothing new though. The walk back is more rushed towards the end than the walk there.

Old photos by the way.

Wells, Bombardier, England

Morland, Old Speckled Hen, England

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Cool & Fresh

A beer I bought in in an asian shop in York, I only went in for to buy a particular dark soy sauce I like.
Hite, Cool & Fresh from South Korea
4.5% gold colour with a poor head, sweet malt aroma, sweet slightly malt fizzy taste. Pretty poor but it was refreshing. There have been some suggestions that the "S" has gone missing from the "Hite".

Hite, Cool & Fresh, South Korea

England v Ghana

Watching football, England v Ghana, with a few cans of beers.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Swedish Blonde

Another one from our last trip away in the van, this one was in the Market Tavern, Durham city.
Maxim, Swedish Blonde from England
4.2% gold colour with a thin head, citrus hop aroma and dry citrus hop taste, quite good but I wasn't concentrating, I was watching England beating Scotland at the rugby.

52 beers 3 - 29, Maxim, Swedish Blonde, England

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Old Man Ale

The second new beer of the night wasn't much better,
Coniston, Old Man Ale from England
4.8% dark amber colour with a thin head, sweet slightly soapy aroma, bitter hop taste lacking body.

Coniston, Old Man Ale, England

Tapping The Admiral

Last night we only had two new beers, both suppled by Jonathan, I am letting the side down this week. We had bangers and burgers, sort of an indoor barbie, very nice it was. We did have plenty of other beers, so don't worry about us but only the two new ones.

The first new beer was
Shepherd Neame, Tapping The Admiral from England
4.0% light gold colour with a thin head, malt aroma, slightly woody, fizzy, watery taste, a bit of a disappointment.

Shepherd Neame, Tapping The Admiral, England