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http://boakandbailey.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/twitter_beer1-1024x832.jpgFor the second year in a row, here’s a list of some Tweets that tickled us in the past 12 months.Because they*told us something we didn’t know, expressed an idea efficiently, or simply made us laugh, we*favourited, re-Tweeted, or included them in one of our weekly round-ups.
1. The Beer Nut observes an amusing juxtaposition in Bamberg.

Heh. pic.twitter.com/QTWmIgfBC2 (http://t.co/QTWmIgfBC2)
— The Beer Nut (@thebeernut) September 16, 2014 (https://twitter.com/thebeernut/status/511764786577956864)

2. There’s a lot of history encapsulated in this one photo.

My dad (far left) and his mates being introduced to beer and tabs. 1959. pic.twitter.com/Ifqzq8rirH (http://t.co/Ifqzq8rirH)
— Graham Nelson (@arrowsails) September 25, 2014 (https://twitter.com/arrowsails/status/515238407535357952)

3. We see a lot of lovely pub livery passing through our timeline but this was particularly eye-catching.

Bleeding Wolf, Scholar Green, Cheshire http://t.co/3jfuzS9u0m pic.twitter.com/hCuj5odzaT (http://t.co/hCuj5odzaT)
— natalie ainscough (@natainscough) August 1, 2014 (https://twitter.com/natainscough/status/495120190968188928)

4. You can keep your*Horrible Histories — Maid Marian and Her Merry Men (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maid_Marian_and_Her_Merry_Men) was the original and the best.

Er… crazy. So it WAS Maid Marian. She does horticulture now and did the hops for Meantime. Day made. pic.twitter.com/D2d4LlaEBJ (http://t.co/D2d4LlaEBJ)
— It Comes In Pints? (@icipints) June 5, 2014 (https://twitter.com/icipints/status/474638187319791616)

5. A portrait of a Sheffield brewer by a visiting Canadian.

And here is Nigel, the brewer at @KelhamBrewery (https://twitter.com/KelhamBrewery), who very kindly offered me a tour of the place. http://boakandbailey.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif pic.twitter.com/uFBwH9fX0Y (http://t.co/uFBwH9fX0Y)
— Robin LeBlanc (@TheThirstyWench) May 23, 2014 (https://twitter.com/TheThirstyWench/status/469859562896777216)

6. The horror… the horror!

A fearful sentence for beer-festival attendees "There will be other strolling and surprise entertainers sprinkled throughout the day"
— Richard Taylor (@TheBeerCast) April 8, 2014 (https://twitter.com/TheBeerCast/status/453456235732672512)


The decline of @CAMRA_Official (https://twitter.com/CAMRA_Official) into irrelevance continues with now only 160,000 members, down from 150,000 a short time ago
— robsterowski (@robsterowski) March 19, 2014 (https://twitter.com/robsterowski/status/446214852751929344)

8. As we said when we featured this in our weekly round-up, what a time it is to be alive.

Fairly sure I've built the only public transport app that gives you the time till the last tram in the units of pints pic.twitter.com/cfwRTiVg7D (http://t.co/cfwRTiVg7D)
— Phil Wolstenholme (@philw_) February 27, 2014 (https://twitter.com/philw_/status/439131428891426816)

9.*As the so-called weatherbomb hits, here’s a shot of a pub in Newlyn standing up to the sea during last winter’s storms.

Pub is taking a pasting but still open tonight ! pic.twitter.com/u1HPu74jeS (http://t.co/u1HPu74jeS)
— ben tunnicliffe (@ben_tunnicliffe) February 14, 2014 (https://twitter.com/ben_tunnicliffe/status/434382427197538304)

10. An astonishing revelation from James ‘BrewDog’ Watt — how different things might have been! (Reggae Reggae IPA….?)

We actually applied to go on Dragons Den in 2007 & got rejected at the screen test stage. Looking back, I am pretty glad we got rejected.
— James Watt (@BrewDogJames) January 29, 2014 (https://twitter.com/BrewDogJames/status/428460981182681088)

11. Home brewing: not even once.

There's something wrong with me. I'm absolutely buzzing cos someone's agreed to give me an old fridge. Brew geek status fully achieved.
— Connor Murphy (@likethemurphys) June 4, 2014 (https://twitter.com/likethemurphys/status/474115675292991488)

12. From our top tweeter of 2013, a joke which relies on pronouncing gueuze properly.

"Beer then wine / You'll feel fine / Beer then gueuze / You'll feel worser"
— Simon James (@Gueuzel) June 5, 2014 (https://twitter.com/Gueuzel/status/474449878299709440)

13. Food and music pairing from the Tao of Keeling.

Any song by the Fall must be perfect to match with those no nonsense Manchester Bitters I was so fond of drinking
— John Keeling (@FullersJohn) June 5, 2014 (https://twitter.com/FullersJohn/status/474563564150460417)

14. Cold War history from Keith Flett.

review @guardian (https://twitter.com/guardian) notes that passphrase of Soviet contact to nuclear spy Fuchs was 'Stout is not so good. I generally take lager'.
— keith flett (@kmflett) June 14, 2014 (https://twitter.com/kmflett/status/477838343359967233)

15. An astute observation.

A legal requirement of any craft beer bar is having the brewing process crudely painted on a brick wall pic.twitter.com/Of0OOOgTsY (http://t.co/Of0OOOgTsY)
— Craig Heap (@CraigHeap) June 25, 2014 (https://twitter.com/CraigHeap/status/481883868061261824)

16. High concept home brewing.

Attempting to utilise the Fibonacci series for both hop weights and timings for my next DIPA. My brain hurts.
— Ian D (@Lugsy51) July 4, 2014 (https://twitter.com/Lugsy51/status/485115008406528000)

17. Psychedelic home brewing.

Yesterday interviewed an ex homebrewer who made a NewKey Brown clone with 10 magic mush in each bottle…‘it was a good night’ he recalled
— Adrian Tierney-Jones (@ATJbeer) September 4, 2014 (https://twitter.com/ATJbeer/status/507524338569216000)

18. We tried this; it didn’t work.

MAKE your own trendy craft beer by putting a splash of elderflower cordial in a pint of John Smiths. (via @hodgo34 (https://twitter.com/hodgo34))
— Twop Twips (@TwopTwips) August 29, 2014 (https://twitter.com/TwopTwips/status/505424660813856768)

19. Presumably a rather murky beer.

I'm in the harp: someone just tried to order "a pint of dark star mophead"
— Alessio Leone (@alessioxleone) November 24, 2014 (https://twitter.com/alessioxleone/status/536943803698249728)

20. And, finally, the problem with Twitter summed up.

Twitter: mostly amazing but occasionally turns into two people shouting 3/8ths of what they're trying to say to each other through a keyhole
— Chris Hall (@ChrisHallBeer) May 14, 2014 (https://twitter.com/ChrisHallBeer/status/466543335038255104)

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