Day 300 – 30th June 2017
It’s the end. Two and a half years on from the start, I have finally completed the 300 Days of Beer. It’s been a rollercoaster of booze and emotions. Well, more booze than emotions actually. As I sipped at the final beer today, the realisation hit me that from now on, I can drink whatever beer I like, and not have to write about it!! Enough of all that, let’s talk about the final beer. Discovered in a nice little pub in Chester called The Victoria, comes ‘The Victoria Ale’. It was delightfully flavoursome and enjoyable and a pleasant way to bring the curtain down on the grand challenge.
Day 299 – 29th June 2017
If you can believe it, this is the penultimate day of beer in my rather extended challenge. Two hundred and ninety eight beers have gone before today, and only one is going to follow. This evening’s beer is from the Titanic Brewery in Stoke-on-Trent, and it’s a tasty little number in black. ‘Chocolate and Vanilla Stout’ is exactly that, and by jove it’s fantastic! For more information, head over to their website https://www.titanicbrewery.co.uk
Day 298 – 25th June 2017
It’s been a funny old day, weather-wise. A bit of sun, lots of rain, and then a bit more sun. So, in between the showers, the permanent members of the Moore household decided to nip out for a bit. After a little bit of shopping, we headed off to Fordhall Farm just outside Market Drayton. The weather was shitty when we got there, so a quick dash into the shop yielded unexpected beer paydirt, more of which shortly. Following coffee in the cafe, we had a brief wander to visit the pigs and say hello before beating a hasty retreat when it looked like a piggy orgy was about to break out! On to the beer, then. From the Corvedale Brewery based near Craven Arms, ‘Pax Ale’ is a fresh, crisp golden ale that was a delightful accompaniment to the enchiladas that Mrs M served up for tea. If you want to know more about the beer, head over to http://home.btconnect.com/thesuninncorfton and you can read all about them. If you want to know more about the enchiladas, ask Mrs M!!
Day 297 – 11th June 2016
Sunday evening. The weekend is over, and thoughts turn to the working week ahead. But before that, let me share with you some momentous news! In the football world, there was quite a shock as England won the World Cup. England are World Champions. Admittedly it was at Under 20 level, but a win is a win. Something the full squad haven’t done for 51 years. Speaking of whom, they only managed to sneak a 2-2 draw against Scotland. And on the subject of Scotland, that is the origin of tonight’s beer! From the Belhaven Brewery in East Lothian, ‘Twisted Grapefruit’ is an IPA with a definite grapefruit taste as the name suggests. I mean ‘definite’. It’s almost like you’re drinking grapefruit juice, except you have that golden IPA colouring in your glass. Feel free to visit the brewery’s website at https://www.belhaven.co.uk
Day 296 – 9th June 2017
I was going to drink this beer yesterday evening while watching the Election results come in, but I thought better of it – I figured I was going to be depressed when I woke up this morning, there was no need to add alcohol and tiredness into the mix! As it happens, I woke up fairly happy with the result, seeing as it was a slap in the face for Theresa May and her ‘strong and stable’ nonsense. Instead, it’s Friday night, and I can enjoy it properly! The beer in question is another from the Black Sheep Brewery, this particular one is called ‘Velo’, in honour of the brewery’s Yorkshire roots, the humble bicycle and the Grand Depart of the Tour De France which set off from Yorkshire back in 2014. I have to say, this is a beautiful pale ale worth getting your hands on. To see more, why not see their website https://www.blacksheepbrewery.com
Day 295 – 6th June 2017
A busy day at the office. It could be seen as a good thing, or a bad thing! Either way, I was glad to come home and make my way through tonight’s beer selection. Speaking of which, said beer is from the Marston’s brewery, and it’s called ’61 Deep’. So called because the well at the brewery is 61 metres deep. Simple as that!! For more, why not visit their website at http://www.marstons.co.uk/beers
Day 294 – 3rd June 2017
After a long hiatus (thanks to the delights of depression and associated medication) I’m back to finish off this grand challenge with the last few beers. It was a spontaneous decision as I walked past the beer shelves in Morrison’s. So I picked up three new beers I definitely hadn’t tasted before and put them in the trolley. The first of the three is a feisty, fruity IPA from the Hardknott Brewery in Cumbria called ‘Azimuth’. Made with hops from around the world it really does tantalise the tastebuds. If you’re interested in what else they have on offer, scoot off to their website http://www.hardknott.com