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Sat, 26 Mar 2011

Giving up sobriety for Lent 2011: week 3

The Church of Greg's School of Experimental Theology has noted that followers of lesser faiths claim to get spiritual benefits from giving up things that their deity disapproves of, such as fun and tasty food. Greg disapproves of being a po-faced teetotal git, so as an experiment this year observant Greggists are giving up sobriety.

Day 11: Mon 21 Mar

Adnams Lighthouse
Day 12: Tue 22 Mar

Shepherd Neame Spitfire
Day 13: Wed 23 Mar

Sloe brandy
Day 14: Thu 24 Mar

Black cherry liqueur
Day 15: Fri 25 Mar

Old Speckled Hen
Day 16: Sat 26 Mar


I like to think that Dr. Samuel Johnson would approve of the DVD sitting on top of his fine dictionary (in which "sausage" is mis-sorted).

Posted at 20:07 by David Cantrell
keywords: drinking | religion
Permalink | 5 Comments

You are making me regret the decision not to travel to Britain this year. That said, how was the Lighthouse?

Posted by John on Tue, 22 Mar 2011 at 04:18:37

It was tasty beer. Sorry, I didn't have my booze-geek hat on and didn't care much beyond that :-)

With it I had olives and sweet pickled onions.

Posted by David Cantrell on Tue, 22 Mar 2011 at 08:15:11

Tasty is good enough. Just noticed that it's a light golden beer - good for the weather I'm having.

We have not strictly observed Lent in the Greggian fashion, but we have had a number of tasty things. The most interesting was a barrel-aged red ale from, of all places, Argentina. It was quite good.

Posted by John on Tue, 22 Mar 2011 at 15:54:22

What are the books below Zombie Holocaust?

Posted by John on Sat, 26 Mar 2011 at 00:57:30

An early nineteenth century edition of Johnson's dictionary.

Posted by David Cantrell on Sat, 26 Mar 2011 at 10:36:59

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