The theme for today:
A Remembrance of Things Past…
Review/notes: As mentioned before, the holiday season demands exertion and I have picked up the gauntlet with a 3+ mile-per-day pledge. Today, I reckoned I should try out the Runner (formerly the Running Horse before a refurbishment but not different enough to count as a ‘new pub’ for the blog’s purposes).
Looking down the taps I felt that the only one I had not previously included in the Daily Tipple would be the 1843 Craft Lager. I knew I had tried this a few times in the past, but convinced myself it had not yet been a DT. That is, until the first scent and sip…doh! I had this after my surprise surgery a few months ago…a reasonable memory to blot out or the first signs of dementia? Okay…maybe not the first.
I watched a guy hustle a kid (literally, a ten-year-old) at the billiards table then chatted with him for a minute about it before heading out.
I only had £2 on me so if I was going to put the DT SNAFU right I would have to pick up something at an off-license or settle for a half pint somewhere. While sorting my thoughts by the carousel horse on the wall of the Runner, I realised the Clifton was on my way. Result!
The Centennial really called me and it’s rich flavours took me back to Colorado, drinking Fat Tire at altitude. It is a temporary offering from Arkell’s and I’m really glad I managed to get a drop or two of it.
[DT =Daily Tipple, explained in DT #000 here]