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Crisp-bitter & biscuity recommendations
Posted by Nick B. (formerly in Erlangen) on 2019-06-05 01:54:14
Was winding you up a bit. Back then, I was craving that which I could not have in Franconia: low-gravity session ale, like I had discovered on our various trips to your funny little islands. And yes, that was when I was still a massive capitus lupulus (or whatever Latin is for "hop head"...the late owner of the Rogue brewery in Oregon once gave me an honorary plaque declaring me such, and put my name on a bottling of their seasonal well-hopped St. Patrick's Day oatmeal stout, because I had convinced him to be more up-front in labelling their various beers over something or other...I forget exactly, this was over 20 years ago...), and so I was brewing my beer with ridiculous amounts of hops, which negated any economic advantage of brewing your own beer at home.

But it wasn't about being frugal, back in those happy days of living off Mrs's good-paying job and my part-time "work" I understand the concept of living on a fixed income. Except right now, there is no income.

If I ever get my vehicle situation sorted out, I shall return to your Isles, except it will be to enjoy them withOUT the help of socially lubricating ale or lager. Been enjoying cheapo red wine the past few nights with Missus, but even that doesn't feel right any more. 

Which makes it all the more strange to be posting here, other than to help others out. Let me know if you want to meet up again someday. I promise not to set fire to any granite countertops as a joke or commit any other crimes that might carry a sentence of 40 years to life!
                     Crisp-bitter & biscuity recommendations by Barry Taylor on  2019-06-05 02:52:26
                       Crisp-bitter & biscuity recommendations by Nick B. (formerly in Erlangen) on  2019-06-05 03:16:14