I'm in my London abode for a few days. Getting off the tube at Algate I see that the Still and Star has a sign outside advertising Butcome Bitter as this month's guest. Not good. It's a malt monster and just too dark for a bitter, so I guess I'll need to look elsewhere. I note also that Shep's White Swan has a cellarmanship award on its outside wall. Shall I go there and check it out? Doubt it. Shep's beers do little for me and Early Bird, the seasonal, does even less.
Still E is just home. Maybe we'll find something to drink?
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