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Tonight I review a dark little number that brings to mind the vagaries of the Addams Family and, you know, it makes me wonder if we're not so different after all.

It's time for a little darkness, wouldn't you say? The year has turned and the longer nights are properly drawing in. Mornings are filled with mist and promise and the rain is driving rather than pants. Sunshine is still about, but the sort that is bright and cold. In short, this is one of my favourite times of the year! All the better to be having a dark ale and I even get to start the thing in the garden!

Why so slow drinking it? Uh... No, jambalaya!
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Yes, that about sums it up. Though, I'll be honest, really couldn't get the chocolate aftertaste. I blame the recent drinking of Old Tom with Chocolate and Mocha - both of which were incredibly rich.

My wife agrees with you.
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Tonight I review a dark little number that brings to mind the vagaries of the Addams Family and, you know, it makes me wonder if we're not so different after all.

In a rather nice touch, there was just enough sunshine to actually open and begin the ale in the garden. Yes, I have been drinking it more slowly than I would usually but that's because I decided to go out to the pub last night and have two drinks. I know, I am a dirty drunken stop out! But, you know, good to have another ale on a weekend, because why not?
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Watch out over there!

I have brewed an ale, bottled it and now I have given it enough time to be conditioned. It's not actually as bad as I thought it may have been given how flat it was when I tried to bottle it and the rigmarole I had getting it syphoned back whenever that was. It means I am little more hopeful about the actual kit IPA I have bottled too - which has cleared up and looks less like Tango now...
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Watch out over there!

I have brewed an ale, bottled it and now I have given it enough time to be conditioned. It's not actually as bad as I thought it may have been given how flat it was when I tried to bottle it and the rigmarole I had getting it syphoned back whenever that was. It means I am little more hopeful about the actual kit IPA I have bottled too - which has cleared up and looks less like Tango now...
http://consensus-beowulf.blogspot.com/2015/09/fire-in-hole.html
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Short week that one, but tiring. I am going to try and read a little more of a new book before I retire to bed. But, first, I share an ale of import in the shape of Proper Job because, well, it just is.

I may also be saying it in the voice of that team on Scrapheap Challenge back in the day too. How's that for a coded reference?
Tonight I had been doing some extra work (because Lord knows I don't do enough otherwise) and I was feeling like I needed some brew. Now, I'm not complaining about the extra work (and I'm not) because it made me fully appreci...
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Time to share my tales of drinking Responsibly on the weekend. Because, you know, I think more people should. Drink Responsibly I mean. Yes, it's a poor pun, yes I am five.
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Their house is a museum, when people come to see 'um, they really are a scree-um... rhyming was never a strong point of that tune, was it?

Tonight I review a dark little number that brings to mind the vagaries of the Addams Family and, you know, it makes me wonder if we're not so different after all.
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Watch out over there!

I have brewed an ale, bottled it and now I have given it enough time to be conditioned. It's not actually as bad as I thought it may have been given how flat it was when I tried to bottle it and the rigmarole I had getting it syphoned back whenever that was. It means I am little more hopeful about the actual kit IPA I have bottled too - which has cleared up and looks less like Tango now...
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Watch out over there!

I have brewed an ale, bottled it and now I have given it enough time to be conditioned. It's not actually as bad as I thought it may have been given how flat it was when I tried to bottle it and the rigmarole I had getting it syphoned back whenever that was. It means I am little more hopeful about the actual kit IPA I have bottled too - which has cleared up and looks less like Tango now...
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Gah!

A local micro-pub has apparently shut down. Another one is going from strength to strength. I also started wondering about maybe opening a place that would look after immigrants, offer charge points for electric cars, train youth to do local jobs, provide artisanal food, link with local museums, celebrate the history of the local area, link education and employment, provide a community hub... You know, the usual when you go out and sample some ales.

And I was reminded of the furore earlier in the year over the signing of the Magna Carta. And, in best fashion, there's an ale for that.
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Short week that one, but tiring. I am going to try and read a little more of a new book before I retire to bed. But, first, I share an ale of import in the shape of Proper Job because, well, it just is.

I may also be saying it in the voice of that team on Scrapheap Challenge back in the day too. How's that for a coded reference?
Tonight I had been doing some extra work (because Lord knows I don't do enough otherwise) and I was feeling like I needed some brew. Now, I'm not complaining about the extra work (and I'm not) because it made me fully appreci...
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Time to share my tales of drinking Responsibly on the weekend. Because, you know, I think more people should. Drink Responsibly I mean. Yes, it's a poor pun, yes I am five.
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  • University of Leeds
    Strategic Thought 1618-2001, 2001 - 2002
  • Lancaster University
    History, 1998 - 2001
  • University College of St Martin's, Lancaster
    PGCE, 2002 - 2003
  • Trinity School, Carlisle
    1991 - 1998
  • Belah School, Carlisle
    1986 - 1991
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    1984 - 1986
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