Beer, beer – we want more BEER!
October 12, 2012 in Beer
Ah – see? It only takes one sniff of the barmaid’s apron and I relapse into the language and behaviour of my student days. Cape Town Festival of Beer is scheduled to take place at the end of November and as part of the run-up and to encourage more people to drink craft beer, a competition has been organised between ten of the Cape’s top lifestyle bloggers to see who can make the best home brew.
Well, clearly they were only able to find 9, because they asked me to take the last slot – I suspect they think I’m like the fat kid in Hunger Games – the one they’re sure they’re going to slay with relative ease.
Well ha ha ha to them cos actually, I’m a bit of a ringer when it comes to beer. Everything I know about wine was taught to me whilst I was working at one of the UK’s top independent breweries and on top of all that, I actually own 5 consecutive years-worth of CAMRA beer glasses. And a real, genuine Oktoberfest beer stein as well. Yeah, yeah – bet you’re all quivering in your boots now eh????
So over the next few weeks I shall be brewing my own beer in hopes of proving that wine folk have good beer chops as well and – of course – winning the grand prize of fame, fortune, glory and a tour around SAB. On the way, I shall be sharing some beer-soaked thoughts on life, the universe and everything and trying to keep up with the other contestants in the cool stakes. So for starters, my husband has put Instagram on my phone – apparently that ‘instagramantly’ makes me cool and hipster which is nice. Here’s my first pic with it of the kit which arrived yesterday.
And here is another pic I took and which I forgot to instagram of the Random Red Piece of Plastic. I checked all the contents carefully against the list on the side of the box, but can find no explanation for this bit anywhere.
I suspect it may be missing from a game of Mousetrap – remember this?
My husband thinks it is some sort of winder (what??? I have no idea) and my son thinks it looks like a one-dimensional outline of a church. If you have any better suggestions (and I can’t believe that anything wouldn’t be better than that trio of ideas), then please let me know. In the meantime – let the brewing begin!!