Ever since I was a young child, gazing in awe at my father’s Newcastle United jersey, or watching him drink bottles of Newkie Brown during episodes of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, I have had a positive inclination towards Newcastle Brown Ale. And now I’m finally old enough to drink it!
On my last full day in Vancouver, I stopped in at the Yaletown Brewing Company for a pint. I also happened to catch the end of the day’s Champions League matches, specifically Chelsea’s 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid. My beer of choice was the intriguing English style Golden Brown Ale.
A stunning combination of having previously lived in and photographed the s*$& out of Ghent, a general indifference to taking lots of new photos, a camera that fairs poorly in darkly lit cafés, and questionable photography skills, has led to the vast majority of my photos from Ghent thus far being of inferior quality. But there’s something kind of punk and artsy about that, isn’t there?
The Newcastle Bombshell is a real British beauty, to quote the label. I tend to agree.
So I finally followed through on my promise to review Ballantine’s Finest, and I did so on the same day one year later: Ian’s birthday! Not only was it his birthday, but it is now just over one year since I posted my first blog post, so happy birthday to Stories From The Pub and a big thank you to all my readers!