As I've already mentioned, I've got a bit bored of ranting and I'm trying to take this blog in a different direction, having a go at beer fiction or at a different, and to me more interesting, way to review beers, among other things, which I've so far enjoyed
But the other day, as I was walking around in this lovely early spring weather we're having, I thought I could also be fun to go a bit back to basics and review the 16 brewpubs that are currently operating in Prague, all of them. It'll be, though, with a much more cynical approach than back in those days when the mere announcement of a new brewery was enough to give me a beer boner. I haven't decided yet what shape the reviews are going to take, though posting a bunch of three to four short reviews is for the time being the most likely candidate.
The methodology, on the other hand, will be very simple, and down to earth. I will go to each brewpub once and drink a pint of each of their staple beers, with a focus on Světlý Ležák whenever possible, and staying away from any seasonals, specials or similar things, as I believe that brewpub that doesn't offer at least one solid regular beer available all year round isn't worth the visit. Also, no tasting notes, well, I will try very hard to avoid them, at least.
So, stay tuned.
Great idea. I am looking forward to your reviews and I'm going to use them as a reference for my planned Prague beer trip.ReplyDelete
It's weird, but even as breweries proliferate, we review them less. This seems like a solid plan, and will be a useful guide on the off chance someone ever decides to travel to Prague.ReplyDelete
I believe this happens because when you start blogging you tend to be at that stage when everything new is exciting because, well, out of the best known brands, everything is new. And reviews are also a good source of material. But it gets to a point that they get boring for many, or, as in my case, you get tired of that self-imposed obligation of dissecting every new beer you drink. This can also happen by the time you realise that many new things aren't all that good.Delete
Let's see what will come out of this. So far I've visited two brewpubs and have no complaints
This sounds like a great project. Look forward to reading the newly cynical reviews. (Maybe you could take the young, innocent Max along with you and set him straight...)ReplyDelete
That poor, young sod. Better to let him be.Delete
Great idea! Hope some of the reviews are available before my trip to Prague in early May. Skål! LasseReplyDelete
Remember Opening time and nearest public transport bus stop route or metro :-)ReplyDelete
Oh CAMRA Investments are coming to Prague in October I have given them your details hope you don't mind. They have arranged three brewery trips plus are looking a a couple of pub crawlsReplyDelete
Sure, no problem, and yes, I will put all the relevant information, I promise.Delete
Very excited to hear you'll be writing more beer fiction. I've been writing it for about a year now, and I think it's an under appreciated form.ReplyDelete
I had a lot of fun writing that short story I linked, and will do it again as soon as I get some inspiration for another tale. Glad you like itDelete