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Booze: A cask ale regret...

In my first blogpost I told you what my three favourite beers are and after I posted it I read it again and realised that there was something missing. A cask ale. Shocking, I know.
Okay, Brewdog Punk IPA used to be available on cask and it is my favourite beer ever but I’m not going to use it here.
Wychwood Hobgoblin was the first real ale I got into, I love their branding of "What's the matter, lagerboy? Afraid you might taste something?" and, of course, the beer. A dark and rich ruby ale. Caramel, fruity and malty nose. Heavy dark malt, sweet caramel and toffee flavours. It drinks well with a nice rich chocolate cake.
Another favourite is Thornbridge Jaipur IPA - A medium sized IPA at 5.9%. Hopped to hell and back... It has big citrus flavours and aromas like Grapefruit and pineapple and is quite sweet with a bitter finish, just what you need from an IPA. It pairs well with spicy food as the sweetness is actually quite mellowing.
As I got older and was able to go to pubs …

Beats - Hammerfest IV

I don't really listen to much heavy metal anymore but the past weekend I traveled all the way to Pontins in Prestatyn, Wales for Hammerfest IV: Hammer of Thor. A lot of traveling.
I'm writing this on my train back to London whilst extremely hungover so please forgive my lack of finer details!
Thursday was an absolute mess. I'm actually not sure whether I saw any bands at all. I do remember being in The Queen Victoria pub while some disgustingly heavy band were on, it may have been Flame Fracture. It probably was. I drank a lot of shit. Cheap lager is the way forward. I also apparently won an “I love Wales” bear on the claw machine. I don’t remember this, however, I do remember drinking some form of chocolate orange alcohol. All in all, Thursday wasn’t very musical. Just boozy.
On Friday waking up with a brutal hangover was slightly less than awesome but it was nothing an all you can eat fry-up buffet and a tanker of orange juice couldn't fix! By the time I had scoffed my…

A generic first post...

I've been meaning to get a blog up and running for a while but I either can't be bothered or I get drunk and forget. This is for real though. I'm actually blogging.
If you don't know me, I'm Nate and I have 3 main areas of interest.
1) Alcohol (Beer mainly)
2)  Music (Heavy metal & hip hop mainly)
3) Food (Meat mainly)
I'm like most other people, really. I like to get drunk whilst listening to loud music then I like to stop at a kebab shop on the way home for some shaved cat meat.
Booze, Beats & Bites. My three favourites of each:
Beer:
Even though this blog is generically "Booze", I had to go with my favourite type of booze in this scenario.
1) Brewdog Punk IPA - Beautifully hoppy, grapefruit, piney. 2) Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale - Brutally hoppy, malty, caramel. 3) Franziskaner Hefe-Weissbier - Yeasty, Banana and Pineapple.
Picking a third beer was harder than I imagined. The first two, however, just happened.
Beats:
1) Iron Maiden 2) Public Enemy 3) Johnny…