The Dove Hammersmith

Drinking in The Dove at Hammersmith

Time moves differently down by the river. The Thames, tidal here, slips slowly by. Quiet and contemplative, I bask in the sun’s warmth. Its light is doubled, its twin reflected back at me from the water. I am content to accept sensory experiences as they come and go without acting upon them. It is enough to feel time passing. To …

What have I achieved in the past year?

After reading this post by Natalya Watson¬†on what she’s achieved over three years working in beer, I was… Well I was slightly jealous and very impressed to be perfectly honest. Natalya is definitely a woman on a mission and I expect she will go far. Natalya and I qualified as Beer Sommeliers on the same day, so her post also …

Brick Brewery, Cucumber and Strawberry Sour: crushable

Brick Brewery, Cucumber and Strawberry Sour

I like South-East London’s Brick Brewery, and I like their sour beers too. This is another totally crushable example: crisp, bursting with flavour, refreshing – everything I want from this type of beer. This is not a mouth-puckering sour. It’s more restrained and balanced, with the cucumber doing the heavy lifting while strawberries dance over the top to keep things …