Not quite 100th post interview... myself (by Tom)

So... I was trying to work out what to do for my 100th blog post and my good friend Tom suggested letting him interview me. What could possibly go wrong? After all, I've previously been interviewed by Glyn Roberts a while ago which was pretty damn cool.

Turns out that Tom was a bit slack in getting my interview all typed up so I was forced to post something else as my 100th post. Then something else as my 101st post. So this is actually my 102nd. Have been meaning to post it sooner but I've been ill and lacking concentration levels. Well, I'm bouncing back so I thought I'd post it now.

What do I have to say for myself?

Ok, so we’re going to do this in a format you should be familiar with, starting off with booze.

What was the first beer you ever remember really enjoying?

Wychwood Hobgolbin, when I was about 15. I chose it because of the name.

You speak passionately about the beer scene in your hometown of Norwich, and Norfolk in general, but what county would you argue is producing the best beer right now in the UK?

Yorkshire is very good, with Magic Rock and Ilkley. Then probably London, with Camden Town and Redemption.

Following up from that. In a make believe world where a county’s brewing skill equates to military power, who would win World War 3?

Oh Christ, that’s really difficult. I’d like to say the UK, but I think it would probably be the USA, so not much different to a real war. Demark would be a strong contender.

America is in the middle of a craft beer boom right now, are there any American breweries you would especially recommend to someone looking to get in to beer from across the pond?

I’d start them off with Anchor and Sierra Nevada. Anchor steam is a great starting point.

Is there anything that hasn’t yet happened in the beer industry that you’d like to happen?

I want CAMRA to finally accept that keg isn’t bad. I want people to stop arguing over the definition of craft.
I want people to stop asking whether cask, keg, can or bottle is better.

Here’s a question from @dredpenguin – “How big is your beer fridge?”

I don’t actually have a beer fridge, but people get annoyed how much space I take up with the beer.

And finally, have you yet come across a beer as awesome as yourself?

No, but Pliny The Elder came close.

On to Beats.

Here’s a question from @Richthevillain “If you were stuck on a desert island, what album would you want with you?”

Devin Townsend – Epicloud. I literally cannot stop listening to it.

You seem to enjoy music from all around the world. How is it that you come across such obscure artists?

It all started years ago when I was young. I found people that I have common ground with, and we introduce each other to bands. Now I get sent crazy music from different record companies,

The RZA, the GZA, Ol Dirty Bastard, Inspectah Deck, Raekwon the Chef
U-God, Ghost Face Killer or the Method Man?

What? No! They’re all so different. I love Method Man because he has so much charisma. But I’m still annoyed that he didn’t play the London show I was going to.

To finish, some quick fire questions on Bites.

Favorite Roast?


Hot Dog or Burger?


Favorite type of cheese?


Eggs. Poached, boiled, fried or scrambled?


Thanks a lot Nate.

Thanks to Tom for an awesome interview. Hopefully I'll be back to business properly soon and can get some other posts sorted.

Until next time...



  1. Great post Nate (or Tom) but just one quick question - Cask, Keg or Bottle, which is best?

    1. Very good question but I can't answer that I'm afraid. I honestly do not care. Some beers suit each type better.

      If I can refer you to this post:


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