Sitting here on the Christian holiday of Candlemas, listening to the first three albums by Candlemass, sewing my Epicus Doomicus Metallicus patch onto my battle jacket, drinking the Iron Maiden beer Hallowed, with glowing candle in sight: I am feeling pretty in the zone. So I think a review of Hallowed is in order!
Happy New Year to all of my readers! For the fourth successive year, I have received more views than in the previous year, and so I will continue to give this blog an honest go in 2019. I couldn’t do it without you!
Read on if you would like to hear about which posts were the most popular, and what drinks were the most highly reviewed, in 2018!
Back in September I paid a visit to one of my favourite pubs, Het Waterhuis Aan De Bierkant in Gent. Since I was only in Belgium for one week, I decided to treat myself to one of the world’s best tasting beers!
Yesterday I arrived in Ghent (Sint Amandsberg to be exact) for one week of visiting and drinking! This afternoon I picked up a selection of random Belgian beers at the supermarket for sampling. Here we go!
One day after work my father and I scoured the cellars for a prime vintage of Belgian beer, with the intention to share it outside in our woodland. An especially aged bottle of the Cuvée De Ranke from Brouwerij De Ranke was retrieved from the darkness. With a pair of Leffe glasses in hand, we strode forth to quench our curiosity and our thirst!
This is the story of a whacky beer that I shared with my Polish housemates mere moments before setting off from my home in York to the train station, where I would begin my journey back to Canada.