I’m a journalist and writer who happens to have beer and pubs as one of my specialist subjects (I also write about travel, food and the countryside). I love pubs and bars wherever they are around the world, the very best exemplify the words public house, a home from home — and I adore good beer whether it’s served on the Suffolk coast, hidden away in the Northern French countryside or something dark and mysterious in the depths of the Polish hinterland. You can read my journalism elsewhere or somehow pick up a copy of the much-underrated Big Book of Beer; or perhaps you are ploughing through 1001 Beers You Must Try Before You Die, where I have edited the work of over 40 of the world’s foremost authorities on beer, or travelling the UK with a copy of Great British Pubs to hand. I also do beer tasting events. This blog though is an attempt to loosen up the boundaries of what constitutes beer writing, have some fun, experiment, whatever. It might not work, I might get bored with it, I might get writer’s block and end up picking sprouts in an East Anglian field, but hey, whatever.