A reminder that the free Guest House singaround on the 1st Monday of the month will take place tomorrow (Monday) evening, from around 8.30 pm. The singaround is open to all, and performing is, of course, optional. As regulars will know, this Good Beer Guide pub serves up to 10 real ales. I hope to see you there.
The music session on the 3rd Monday in the Guest House will take place as usual.
Hopping for the best:
I usually switch off when Radio 4's Food Programme comes on but today it was about hops. They spoke to people from Shepherd Neame and BrewDog, and had Roger Protz, Good Beer Guide editor, in the studio. Towards the end there was a tasting of beers from BrewDog and Meantime brewery, with some of the pretentious descriptions that people like to invest the simple process of drinking beer with, but don't let that put you off. It's repeated on Monday at 4.00 pm and then will be on BBC iPlayer. Definitely worth listening to.