Die Hard, Brew Harder
March 10, 2014

Homebrew number six: Die Hard So it turns out that this brewing lark, which only a few weeks ago had me believing it was the sole reason I had been put on this planet, ain’t so easy. I’m sad to say my sixth brew, Die Hard, is something of a disappointment. That’s not to say […]

February 22, 2014

So it turns out I’m not off the drink at all. Turns out You were right, I was talking rubbish. Lasted until Monday, when I headed on down to the Print Works in Glasgow to check out the artwork to go with the Williams Brothers venture at Drygate in the city’s plush east end. Better […]

V for Victory: Part II
February 9, 2014

So I finally got round to doing my label for Homebrew No. 5, V for Victory. I did labels for my previous four concoctions, and was keen to continue this tradition. I thought it might be pretty clever to have a picture of Winston Churchill, doing his two-fingered salute, with a V mask from Alan […]

V for Victory – best review ever
February 4, 2014

‘Ooh Ena, that stout is bleedin’ lovely.’ Guess what?! My first stout, my fifth homebrew ever, is utterly awesome. I’ve named it V for Victory. To be fair, after a dreich January, and a long 31-day wait for it to condition, I could have drank fermented yak’s pish and still thought it delicious. So I […]

On the brew
January 30, 2014

Homebrew No.6 – St Peter’s Golden Ale. My poor wee beer blog has been awfully neglected of late. But I’ve been busy MAKING beer rather than writing about it (though I did pen this Christmas beer piece for The Herald). I’ve also started a novel. And I’m working on a wee ebook venture. So it’s […]