One minute it’s 1993, I’m in Ballymena’s Tullyglass nightclub on my 18th birthday, downing pints of snakebite (half Harp/half Strongbow, yes really) with my mates and before I can say “education, career, marriage, mortgage and kids” – it’s 2015 and I’m turning 40. How the heck did that happen? Thankfully I’ve discovered better tasting beer…… Continue reading How Did That Happen?
The journey to discovering craft beer and real ale (let’s band them together and use the term ‘tasty beer’) is long and winding for some. Less so others. I’m in the ‘some’ category. My earliest memories of beer in the early 1980s are of an uncle drinking cans of Carlsberg Special Brew and my Dad…… Continue reading Your First Tasty Beer Moment?
I love Scotland. I studied in Fife in the mid 1990s. I have Scottish friends. I’ve made numerous motorbike trips to the outer (and inner) wilds of Scotland to experience its cracking roads, stunningly beautiful countryside and enjoy a bit of craic with friendly natives from the Cairngorms, Argyll, Hebrides, Inverness and everywhere in…… Continue reading An Independent Scottish Hike?