I’ve loved beer for as long as I can remember. OK, that’s obviously not entirely true. I’ve loved beer since I’ve been old enough to drink beer, or to be more precise, old enough to afford to drink good beer. I first however developed a real appreciation for good beer back at the turn of the decade, when I moved to the brewing centre of the known universe, Belgium.
Faced with a bleak economy and few job prospects and having just completed a master’s degree in International Relations, I decided to pack my bags and head for Brussels to do an unpaid internship. I didn’t speak a word of French, but luckily for me, through quirk of linguistic evolution, the French translation for beer, ‘biere‘ sounds exactly the same to the naked ear as its English counterpart. Things were looking up. Next in my quest to expand my linguistic armory was ‘Je voudrai‘, which means ‘I would like‘. An extremely useful verb, which, when coupled with ‘biere‘, conveniently enables one to express ones desire for a beer.
Over the course of four years living in a land famed for not only beer but also chocolate, French Fries (yet another passion of mine) and some very peculiar urinating statues, my love of beer grew only deeper and more exquisite.
I now live in London and my passion for beer is as strong as ever. After many years exploring hoppy delights and posting the odd photo on Twitter or Instagram, I’ve decided to put digital pen to paper. I am not the first person to commit to the digital domain my thoughts about the wonderful world of beer and brewing and I’ll certainly not be the last. I do hope however that there is room enough in the beer blogging community for one more!