How to end our Wandle celebration? Personally at the end of every walk I like a beer to reward myself. But what has a river got to do with beer?
Posts about Beer
This nation should be celebrating a high quality beverage produced by highly skilled craftsmen. One of the few things we actually make in our country. We should be celebrating and ringing its name on high.
Guinness - a pint of the black stuff. So well known it's even in the spell checker on my PC. And when you're in Ireland, you can't escape the stuff. It's everywhere.
It might sound a bit of a cliche, but when I first moved to London, one of the questions I'd get asked by people up north was "how do you cope with the beer down there?" as if there was something almost poisonous about the London beers!
With seven of us rolling up for the lunchtime session, we set off on our quest, which was naturally to sample every single thing they had available
I can still remember where I was, when it was and what I was drinking when I had my first pint of ale.
Another day, another year, another trip to the Great British Beer Festival - the UK's biggest pub!
It's taken me five years but I've finally done it - this year I finally made it to the Great British Beer Festival. Cue lots of talk of ale, pie, buses and of course, Rich Tea biscuits. (You'll have to read it to find out...)
Since 2002 the September Cask Beer Week has been celebrated in London by giant pint pots running around and causing mayhem - all in the name of getting you to have a pint.
I especially miss Fuller's pubs in the autumn when they do their beer festival.