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26-07-2010, 10:23
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The wonderfulness of the beer blogosphere and the generosity of beer people continues to delight and surprise me. The kind gentleman that is Glynn Roberts was kind enough to send me some craft lager samples, along with a t shirt, glass and yeh an autographed beer mat. Glynn writes the blog Rabidbarfly (http://rabidbarfly.blogspot.com/) and runs the Rake in London. Iíve never been there, having a mild allergy to London, but Iím sure itís a nice place, even if it may very well be full of beer geeks. Heís got a craft lager festival on at the moment (http://therakeblog.wordpress.com/2010/07/17/lobi-week/), which I suspect is much like a regular beer festival except that the patrons are doubtlessly younger, more attractive, thinner, better dressed, clean shaven and with trendier haircuts. Click on the link for details. Iím sure if youíre darn sarf, itís worth a look, despite the absence of cooking lager. Craft lager is all well and good, but you would expect a lager festival to acknowledge the special and legitimate lager style that is dirt cheap lout.

The lady squeeze appears less surprised when I show her free beer these days, I donít know why; it still excites the pants off me. Receiving free beer is one of the single most exciting and life affirming events in life. She did express concern that the beer mat would appear in a new frame(which it will) and her opinion of the red Breda Lager T shirt was a tad uncomplimentary. That at least gave me a solid reason to wear it. Wearing clothes that she hasnít bought me or approved of when shopping is an important element of masculinity. It looks a bit like an Arsenal T-shirt, so itís quite fun to wear up north.

All the very best with LOBI week, Glynn. I fully support craft lager. It is a useful stepping stone from pongy ale to bona fide cheap supermarket lout as we covert the pongy ale drinkers to cheap lout.


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