I just came across the booklet from last summer's Postlip beer festival.
From reading my drunken scribbles, it appears that I bought six different beers and sampled another fourteen.
Judging from a mixture of memory and hastily-scribbled notes, some of the highlights included:
- Dark Star's Expresso Stout - I would just love to serve this up in expresso cups at the end of a meal. It's exactly what you'd imagine as the love-child of coffee and beer.
- Nailsworth's Artist's Ale - happy & hoppy, with a slight bitter aftertaste.
- Potbelly's Beijing Black - dark and treacly, almost no bitterness.
- Uley's Pig's Ear - tastes of Christmas! Consequently not quite perfect for drinking on a summer's evening.... but that's a poor thing to hold against it.
- Thornbridge's Jaipur - light and infinitely drinkable, to my peril.
- Stroud's Organic Ale - every glass comes with the added advantage of feeling virtuous.
The one I really didn't like, on the other hand, was Uley's Hogshead PA - I had a taste from someone else's glass and actually made a note to myself to never buy it. The one word 'AWFUL!' is scrawled across the entry!