This dark mild is another one of the many reasons why I tend to visit Burns Hotel on my days off!
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!
A couple of weeks ago I arrived at work to find an empty bottle of Strong Golden Barley Wine behind the bar. My excitement quickly transformed from one of thirst to a more historical vein when I was informed that this bottle was something of an antique, and that the brew in question was no longer in production. A hidden cache of bottles had been found in a corner of the cellar, but alas all of them were empty!
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!
If you like nut brown ales, try one of these!
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!
Wylam, Northumberland, 8 December, 2017.
“Living George Stephenson’s dream as I hurtle along towards Wylam, horn asounding, tracks a clacketing.” -Riley Strother, journal entry