Monday, 25 February 2008

Happiness fulfilled

Just a short post. I dropped by De Molen yesterday to pick up a few bottles of my beer. I'll be handing some out to the lucky few at ZBF on Saturday.

This is what it looks like:


Alan said...

Congratulations. What a great achievement, Ron.

Matt said...

Looks the business, look forward to reading about what it tastes like.

Stonch said...

I am now a proud owner of a Pattinson-De Molen Porter, having met the great man in London this afternoon. Cheers Ronbert

hey_kevin said...

Well Ron,

I, for one, was very excited to see these beers on the list of beers becoming available through Shelton Brothers in the States (I'm a state rep for them in Iowa) and will be doing what I can to make sure that they show up locally. (and that I get a case of each...)



Matt said...


I just had a look at the Shelton Brothers website - surely they don't import casked Adnams, Ridgeway Bitter and Coniston to the states let alone Iowa!?

hey_kevin said...

They do, though the cask business is a fraction of the (mostly bottled) business. The Bluebird, and Ridgeway are bottle-conditioned, and can be anywhere from good to excellent. The last case of Ridgeway bitter I got was excellent. The Adnams stuff I believe we're just selling off remaining bottled stock.

There are a few oases here in the vast midwest that support quite a selection of the worlds best beers.



Matt said...

I can't fathom cask ale from England making it to the States in good form let alone here to good old Iowa (I live in Des Moines).

Let me know if they show up in Iowa.


Ron, Sorry for the hijack.

Brendan said...

I would like to see that beer in Minnesota. I'd buy a case.

Anonymous said...

I am going to do my best to make sure that both beers show up at John's Grocery in Iowa City. If you don't make it over this way very often, I can see what I can do about having it show up at Cyclone Liquor in Ames, especially if you want a case, but we don't have any accounts in Des Moines that get overproof (6.25%+) beer through the state. If you have any further questions you can contact me at



Ron Pattinson said...

I'm pleased to see the interest in my beers. Hopefully some of you will get chance to rtaste them at Zythos on Saturday.

Bier-Mania! said...

One word for Ron.Respect.
You put your money where your mouth is!