I am befuddled. I was expecting to write a bitter, sarcastic, asinine review of what I was assured would be the worst beer every brewed. A lager so lacking, a brew so bastardized, a drink from the dregs of Hell's lowest frozen pit. But when I bought it, I wasn't taken aback by the awfulness … Continue reading An Existential Crisis.
Looking at the world of Beer trends, there always seems to be a type that catches either the public or critical imagination. This goes back far into history: when the Bavarian purity laws came into place in the Seventeenth century, German beer became really goddamn popular because it actually tasted good and wasn't full of … Continue reading Special, But Not so Bitter
I am normally supposed to post a review on Fridays, but today, I've hit a bit of a snag. Most weeks, I have the beers on the block decided by Sunday, but this week, things were thrown a touch off-kilter. I am currently looking through my extensive notes on which beer to look at, but … Continue reading A Brief Delay
Today we're going to have a history lesson. There's a lot of it in here. The beer today has quite a history, along with the Brewery and its apparel-namesake. Wellington is the name of several cities, a famous beef dish, an even more famous general who vanquished Napoleon, and a type of rubber boot. The … Continue reading Get your Wellies
Unbeknownst to most, blokes from Scandanavia were not "Vikings". A common misconception: "Viking" is the anglicized version of the word "Vikingar", which is actually more a job description than an ethnicity. Vikings were seafaring traders and raiders: to "go viking" was to go on a boat-ride and raid a coastal settlement. This, of course, gave … Continue reading Northmen on the Shore