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.

Thursday, 26 January 2012

St. Sylvestre, 3 Monts

Did you know I had a beer photo in a book, a proper book, 300 Beers to try Before you Die!

My photo of St. Sylvestre, 3 Monts from France, is included in the CAMRA (campaign for real ale) Book, 300 Beers to try Before you Die! by Roger Protz. I was contacted by them to ask if they could use my photo, they had seen it on Flickr and needed one for the new edition. I agreed and got a complimentary copy of the book as soon as it was published.

300 Beers to try Before you Die!300 Beers to try Before you Die!

Since then I have been having a go at trying to collect all of the 300, I haven't been very successful, only got about a third up to now but the quest continues. 300 Beers to try Before you Die!

As for the beer well, at 8.5% a light gold colour with a thin head, it had a slightly sweet aroma, a fruity taste and it felt strong, it was very nice though.


  1. That's quite an honour Ralph. Good luck on your 300-beer quest... I attempted a similar thing in Amsterdam for my birthday. I had a book entitled 'Amsterdam in 80 Beers' in which it gave a different ale to try in each pub (or cafe as they're known over there). Managed to do about 38 in the 4 nights we were there. 3 Monts was the beer listed for Cafe Spuyt. I haven't read the '300 beers' book by Roger Protz you mention but have a couple of others that come in handy for some of the reviews. Protz has a good website for beer news your probably aware of.

  2. We are off to Holland in May and will probably pop into Belgium beer hunting. We have never had more than a Day at a time in Holland before.