So the conclusion from my first day back at work is - I need to start brewing my own beer.
That conclusion wasn't mainly from buying expensive craft beer which has become a pricey but very enjoyable norm over the last 12 months, but from buying a box of Monteiths 'pale ale' which I thought would be ok to swill away on while it's nice and hot. Coz generally anything cold tastes ok when it's hot. But even after arriving home on the pushbike dripping in sweat yesterday it tasted like watery sheite (I'm not even sure why that surprised me tbh)
So thanks Monteiths, I'll brew my own beer which will work out cheaper and with any luck taste a whole lot better.
I don't have the time or inclination to do the wholegrain thing at this stage so it'll just be off the shelf kits which are from what I've heard guys that have brewed all grain beer for years say - really good.
Yeah yeah, I know I probably sound like a snobby bastard but countries like Belgium/Germany/Czech etc have been brewing amazing beer for hundreds of years and yet the norm here is still mass produced tasteless watery lager.
Is anyone else brewing or turned into a beer snob like me?