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Month: January 2014

Still Thinking about… Shiny Breweries & Sunny Skies

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Blog by Michael McGrorty

Sunny skies at this time of the year? What the hell are you talking about? I’m talking about South Africa. You all probably know a bit about South Africa: Nelson Mandela and Apartheid being the main focus, I’m sure. But that’s not what I’m here to talk about. I’m here to talk about South Africa’s beer.

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Wallowing In A Vat of Water (or The Diary of a Dryathlete)

Before you read any further, please can I ask you to click here to Buy Me A Pint to show your support for Cancer Research UK. It would mean a lot to me and all those who have lost someone to Cancer. Cheers.

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I went dry last January. Not a hard thing, just 31 days without any booze. I actually felt remarkably better at the end of it and then duly proceeded to celebrate on 1 February by drinking my corner of Essex dry. Not sure that was the idea but it was a good challenge to take on.

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Still Thinking about… #12BeersofXmas

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Blog by Michael McGrorty

An excuse to drink a beer every day for twelve days? I am definitely going to take up that offer. When Steve from The Beer O’Clock Show came up with the idea for this I was a little bit skeptical. “Do I have enough ‘special’ beers to take part?”, I thought. I quickly realised that the beer didn’t matter much, all that mattered was taking part, so I put together a list and prepared myself for 12 straight days of drinking. Well, here goes…

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#12BeersofXmas – A look back

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So the #12BeersofXmas is over and what started off as one man’s challenge to take on 12 beers during the festive period turned into a gargantuan team effort of epic proportions. We lost people along the way, some stayed with us for the duration, but I raise a glass in a toast to you all – Cheers!

I was truly blown away by the response that this idea got and the way that you all got involved, and in an effort to recognize everyone’s efforts, I have summarised the roll of honour into four categories below.

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