Monday, January 5, 2009

A bit late and a wee preview

First and foremost let me wish everyone a happy New Year - I hope that 2009 is a good year for all of us, with plenty of time drinking good beer with good mates in good pubs (a theme I am sure I will be coming back to repeatedly in the near future, the pubs that is).

I arrived back from my Christmas and New Year sojourn to France and the UK last night - landing in a snow flurry - winter seems to have arrived at last in Prague, and with temperatures due to hit -15º Celsius this week I am very glad for my lambs wool sweaters.

Over the past two weeks I have drunk beers from the UK, France, Belgium and Canada (that was something of a surprise) - many of them completely new to me, quite of few of them were very nice, and a number of them were downright rank.

Although most of my drinking over the last couple of weeks has been done in the delightfully domestic setting of a living room whilst watching the football scores on teletext, I have been to a couple of pubs, and will be giving comments in due course.

So hopefully normal service will be resumed in the coming weeks.

10 comments:

  1. WOW!!! Watching football scores on teletext! The joys I've been missing in my life :)
    Happy 2009 to you, mate.

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  2. Could this be the year for a homebrewing scene explosion in czech rep.I m hoping to get my equipment soon! :) Keep us updated with your adventures in homebrewing :)

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  3. I am planning my first homebrew experiment in the coming weeks - tentatively a smoked mild. It will be a somewhat rough and ready approach to brewing but I am looking forward to getting underway.

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  4. A smoked mild? nice idea. You've made the start of many to follow! Got to get my equipment soon! Good luck.

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  5. Happy new year. I'm on the wagon for january, so any visitors to my blog will be saved my half-arsed opinions about beer.

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  6. I am also on the wagon for the month, but have plenty of material from the last two weeks. I hope my liver lasts that long!

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  7. Happy New Year! I am looking forward to your posts this year, being a lurker for the past months.

    Keep up the good work!

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  8. Hey Beer Sagas,

    Glad you are enjoying the blog!

    Great picture at the top of yours, makes me feel like a Czech-based Homer Simpson - "mmmmm, Kout".

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  9. Kout is a great memory. I met Pivni Filosof in Prague in December, and I was treated to the offers of U Slovanské Lipy. The hospoda was OK, but the beers served there were fantastic. I am really looking forward to tasting them again.

    I envy you living in the Czech Republic. Kout is really an excellent brewer.

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