Sorry Melbourne, you’re awesome and everything. But I miss London.
Yesterday’s New Albion clone from @basicbrewing was oddly sour. Fearful I’d repeated an error in subsequent brews, I bravely sip on my ginger and winter spice porter named “Beside the Fireside”…
Yum! Thank yeast for that!
Another reason why brewing one gallon (UK) at a time is less wasteful.
Holy smoking barrel batman! This smoked ale is the weirdest beer I’ve ever brewed. Leaving to mature more I think. pic.twitter.com/gDrizAFqeE
2013 has brought with it some fantastic firsts for me, my first homemade sourdough, my first business, the first signs that I’m going to get old (taken up snoring apparently).
Most importantly it’s my first year in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and I really hope I can make 2012 the last year I wasn’t in the festival.
It is such a joy and privilege that I am determined to do it every year from now on.
There are some people I’d like to thank though, and it’s not the usual: audience, festival organisers, fellow performers. They already know how grateful I am.
I want to thank the reviewers, who spent time not only coming to our little show, but also the time to carefully word1 and write out reviews, so that the viewing public can have a glimpse of our show before having to commit to traveling 5 mins from the CBD, spending their hard earned $15 for 50 mins of light entertainment.
Good reviews or bad reviews, who cares? People are reviewing something I’m a part of and that is an awesome first.
So thank you.
sadly not every reviewer took the time to proof read, but most did. ↩
Checking out Ed’s show at the Comedy Festival tonight - Ed and Alex stole the show (course I’m not biased..!) with Alex providing a suggestion for an improvised song! Funny that he was more confident speaking in front of a real audience than in a kid’s music class… Oh and Ed was great too!
Not so much a fan-pic as a FAM-pic… See what I did there?
To Shave or Not To Shave
What’s the reason you get up in the morning?
A question designed to point you towards your passion. Intended to help you find a path in your life which you find enjoyable and rewarding.
Brewing a porter and bottling a smoked ale today has been great.
Aside from enjoying the process immensely anyway, I was extra excited to realise after I’d started, that I was brewing a porter. My first porter! Well I was excited even if nobody else is.
Plus, another lesson learned today:
Even if it smells like you’ve stuffed it up, you may still have an awesome beer on your hands.
As proven by my “Smokey Beer-Can” smoked ale, which smelled like I’d over done the overall alcohol, but whilst bottling I snuck a sip and wow! If you manage to get your hands on this one you must be a really good friend.
Regardless of lessons learned I intend to continue judging books by covers and people not by their actions but by their accents.