The Ruthless Moa

 

The Ruthless Rye

Now I don’t want this blog to turn into the type of thing where I start each post by apologising for not posting more often. I know posts have been a little thin on the ground of late, but I haven’t been drinking many beers because I’ve been sick (tonsillitis on and off for about six or seven weeks now), also I’ve been busy with other projects. ‘Working on other projects’ is what creative people say when they mean ‘I had to do work that actually pays me money’ or ‘I couldn’t be fucked doing anything at all.’

So now that I’ve started this post by saying exactly what I said I wouldn’t do it’s time to tell you about some beers which I drank last night, when I decided I was feeling well enough to actually taste some beer again.

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Theakston Old Peculier

Now that’s peculiar

Welcome to day two of Englishpalooza AKA Olympic Beer- a-go-go. Today we are actually a bit out of the home of the 2012 Olympics, London. We have travelled up the road to Yorkshire and we are looking at another typically British style of beer – Old. Yep Old Ale is a style of beer, which explains the Old but what of the seemingly misspelled ‘Peculier’?

This beer is not peculiar, meaning odd but rather is named after the Peculier of Marsham, peculier in this sense meaning a parish outside the jurisdiction of the diocese. I thus like to consider that Marsham is a lawless place similar to the roads of Mad Max or the seas of Waterworld.  

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