Archive for May, 2013

I decided a little while back that as I approach 30, it’s appropriate to invest a bit of money in improving the quality of alcoholic beverages available to me in my house. This is where I’ve got to so far…


Having bought some nice French wine crates to use as shelves, I needed to fill them! Running along the top we’ve got an assortment of Bristol Beer Factory stouts (from their 12 stouts of Christmas), then in the top right box from left to right – Pabst Blue Ribbon (drink of choice for yesterday’s hipster), then Brooklyn Brewery Brown Ale, East India Pale Ale, Brooklyn Lager and Black Chocolate Stout (I was feeling nostalgic for my trip to America last year).

Bottom left are 3 big bottles from Brooklyn Brewery – Sorachi Ace, Local 1 and Local 2 – all pretty expensive and rare in the UK.

Bottom middle is spirits – Bruichladdich’s Laddie Ten, Dalwhinnie and lovely oily Bathtub Gin. Also there’s some sweet Kraken Rum on the far left.

Bottom right at the front is a few more of the same Brooklyns plus some Summer staples – Hoegaardens and Blue Moon.

Hidden at the back there are some classic glass Coke bottles and some Bundaberg root beer that I found in Waitrose which has an interesting flavour but doesn’t quite hit the spot compared to Mug or A&W.

There. That was self-indulgent!

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