Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Month in Review and of Things to Come

I went to a beer festival yesterday; which was fun, but I drew the short straw which meant I had the honor of being the DD, which is less fun, though necessary.  In the end I was kinda happy about it as the beer festival tours don't really have much to offer me.  Sure there was a bunch of stuff that I wanted to try, but nothing that I can't get my hands on elsewhere.  Three hundred beers in one place is awesome and if you are trying to refine your palette or get a handle on your preferences it's well worth the money, but all-in-all I think my friends and I have put together better quality tastings with substantially less beers but a much higher quality.  The DD ticket was $10 so I saved $25; I'm okay with that.

I read Catching Fire and Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins this month.  I'm also still plugging away at Daniel Martin by John Fowles.  I love the latter but it is slow slow slow.  I don't say that as a bad thing, just a thing.  

My reading output thus far this year has been pitiful, but I'm telling myself I'll come on strong later.

Surprisingly little to say for March.  I feel sure there is more to share but nothing else comes to mind.  I'll try to be more interesting in April.

8 comments:

Parrish Lantern said...

went to a few beer festivals in Germany, when I worked there & they can end up more about the festivities and less about the beer. I'm quite lucky as near me there's a specialist ale shop that stocks over 250 ales from around the world plus specialist ales from the UK.

Chad Hull said...

I think I need to move to Belgium to satisfy my beer taste.

Parrish Lantern said...

Why Belgium (altho they do some nice ales) the specialist shop is Canterbury (UK)

Chad Hull said...

I a nut for Trappist ales and apparently I'll never get my hands on Westvleteren unless I drive up to the monastery. I also love a good deal of Belgian non trappist ales.

I'm gonna plan a trip one day just to explore beer; I might not make it back...

Parrish Lantern said...

I know you this is UK based, but I thought you might just fancy a peek.
http://www.bottle-shop.co.uk/beers/

Chad Hull said...

Mmm; very tempting! Thanks for the link. In addition to my physical TBR list of books, I have a mental (because I'm too embarassed to commit it to paper) TBD list--To Be Drunk--concerning a few beers.

That site has added a few...

Parrish Lantern said...

I have a similar problem concerning Malt whisky, but have none of your control, but have tried to hide it by pretensions of intellect with my
http://parrishlantern.blogspot.co.uk/p/ye-olde-parrish-tavern.html

Chad Hull said...

Control? Me! Ha! How dare you level such an accusation!