The subject of unpublished blog posts came up the other day, so I thought I'd have a look at mine. There are quite a few - 52 in fact - some of which I don't even remember. Some are half finished, some just a few words or a title and one or two nearly complete. Some of course were reworked, renamed and published, but a lot just didn't make the cut. Some of the titles are interesting - to me as much as anyone else - as I can't think what they were going to be about. Two - maybe three - are not too bad and after a little tweaking, I'll likely publish them.
Of others I don't remember, one is titled "Fleece". What was I going to say about that for goodness sake? Another, intriguingly is called "Talking Shite" and yet another "What's Normal Then?" Both these sound promising, but are a complete mystery to me. Of the two mentioned above, one is nearly ready to publish and was written on 18th August 2011. It is called "Those Were the Beers of My Life." It occurs to me that it would have been a valid entry in Pete Brown's recently hosted The Session - Beer Moments, but too late.
A bit of a CV. Tandleman is a veteran beer lover, local CAMRA Chairman and activist, beer writer, beer reviewer and pursuer of all things good in beer. He lives in the North West of England and London. Despite his CAMRA membership, he does not limit himself to cask conditioned beer, though he believes that cask conditioning, when done correctly and appropriately, brings a quality to beer that is hard to equal by any other kind of presentation. He is a strong supporter of Northern methods of beer dispense and avidly detests poorly presented beer and dislikes pasteurisation. He regularly visits Germany, has conducted corporate British and German beer tastings for CAMRA at the Great British Beer Festival where he has worked for years on Biere Sans Frontieres and was Deputy Organiser at CAMRA's very successful National Winter Ales Festival in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 and at the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival from 2013 to date. He admires good brewers wherever they are and has travelled extensively in pursuit of good beer to drink. He also judges beer at both the International Beer Challenge and the World Beer Awards.
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