I'm not an idiot. (Don't disagree, this is just for purposes of argument.) You notice which words get people all riled up. Authentic and IPA are two of the best. Just look at the discussion here.
"Isn't this just another way of dodging writing a real post?" There are two answers to that. One is truthful. Which do you fancy?
Yes. I've been down the pub. We've all done it. There's a pub with an open door. Suddenly your feet take control. Next thing you know, a pint of Festival Mild and a rogge jenever are staring back from the table. Could you resist? I'm not that strong.
In the tram on the way back I got my mind working. About beer styles, the transitory nature of everything and what I was going to eat for tea. Pasta with some sort of meat sauce. One out of three isn't bad. I'll leave the others for your consideration.
I would love to freeze the world as it is now. Or possibly move it back in time a decade or twelve. But that's not the way things work. Change is inevitable. Not intrinsically good, bad or indifferent. Just inevitable. Celebrate, accept, ignore or deny. It's your choice.
Snacks. Again. - Are snacks in pubs a good thing? I'd say so, but in the never ending search for margin and profit - just look at the good old Morning Advertiser for tips ...
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