beer

A visit to Santa Monica Brew Works

“What’s the local beer?” is a common question in bars.  But it’s rarely the foundation of a business plan. Except in the case of Santa Monica Brew Works, the first and – so far – only [Read more]

February 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

An interview with Matthew Curtis

Don’t know quite why, but this shot is so very London to me. Taken from the spot I met Matthew Curtis, beer writer, near Bermondsey’s Brew By Numbers. A beer writer I’ve long [Read more]

February 21, 2017 // 1 Comment

O captain! My captain!

A7E8GA DEAD POETS SOCIETY Robin Williams in the 1989 Warner film To fully understand poetry, we must first be fluent with its meter, rhyme and figures of speech, then ask two questions: 1) How [Read more]

December 10, 2016 // 3 Comments

A beer dinner for and from the ages

This picture has nothing to do with this post except it shows people clinking beers, one of which looks dangerously full.  (I don’t like using stock photos any more than you do.) I’m not [Read more]

December 2, 2016 // 3 Comments

Pliny The Elder by Russian River

Russian River Brewing Co.’s highly rated double IPA, Pliny The Elder. Name: Pliny The Elder Style: Double India Pale Ale Numbers: 8% ABV, IBUs unknown (high) Brewer: Russian River Brewing [Read more]

November 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

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