I would tell you about The Essen Kerstbierfestival. But I left my notebook on the train. Oh dear.
St. Bernardus Christmas Ale. That's all I can remember. Very nice. Very, very nice. I had six or seven of them.
Met lots of people. Hi, everyone. Nice to have seen you again.
Many thanks to Reinhard, who gave me a bottle of Narke Kaggen Stormakts Porter. I'm looking forward to that.
No, I haven't forgotten. Brettanomyces: the musical will follow. Tomorrow. Probably. It depends if I finish typing in the details of Guinness ouptut 1800-1960 into a spreadsheet. Loads and loads of numbers. Perfect for a blog post. The varying fortunes of Guinness Porter. That's a likely theme. Can't wait, can you?
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