As someone who, in his time has been tempted to try the odd beverage or two, I was delighted when Mr Key asked me to contribute a beer review to his cracking new web site.
Beer and the blues go together like any number of analogies, and I shall try my best to mix rhythm and booze for you. Last Christmas my middle son, a fine chap who earns his living behind a bar, invested in a crate of beer from New Zealand for me. What’s special about that? Well it’s from the Speight’s Brewery and what could be better than a beer with your name on it.
I’d be lying if I said it was the best brew I’ve ever had but the Speight’s Gold medal ale is a drink that’s just about Ok whenever you crack the top off – I’ve even seen it described as a breakfast beer and anything with that accolade can’t be bad. It’s a golden brew, with a white head. Malty, with hint of bitterness. I’m biased, of course, but if you are looking for an ale that has that Martini moment about it (anywhere, any place, anytime for the younger generation) this fits the bill. It’s clean and sharp and it’s got my name on it. what more could a beer drinker want?
Speighty’s Brew Track: John Lee Hooker – One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer
Alcohol By Volume: 4.0%
Energy, Total (kJ/100ml): 138
Calories (/100ml): 33
Protein (g): <0.3
Fat, Total (g): <0.1
– Saturated (g/100ml): <0.1
Carbohydrates, Total (g/100ml): 2.2
– Sugar (g/100ml): 0.3
Sodium (mg/100ml): 3