Wednesday, 9 June 2010

London Ale Taster

And the winner of the City of London Ale Taster competition is .......

Me !

.....fanfare.....appluase.....cheers......general acclaim ......

I pitched my taste buds against five other beer lovers at The Old Spitalfields Market this afternoon and after four flights of four beers trying to identify each beer, followed by a one minute speech I was the overall winner and will now hold the title of City of London Ale Taster for the coming year.

Cheers all - more on this to follow, I dare say.

13 comments:

BryanB said...

Congratulations!!!

The ales are on you, eh? (-;

Mark said...

Brilliant - congratulations!

Dubbel said...

Fantastic Steve, living the dream!

Terry Talc said...

Fiddlesticks! So YOU are the new CLAT!!!!!

thebull_hk said...

Well done, Steve -- your many, many years of practice has finally paid off!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! If you ever fancy turning your skills to actually run a pub visit the Greene King website for hundreds of available pubs.

Baron Orm said...

Fantastic news - it was so good to see someone I 'know' win the competition!

You will do a great job!

ZakAvery said...

Very well done - what a great thing to have on your CV!

alex@ALLBEER said...

Well done Steve!

This is some honour and I'm sure you will 'give it your all' throughout the year.
Cheers!
Alex.

dboy said...

Well done! I entered but didn't get shortlisted sadly. This was my entry, written in poem form if you're interested!

http://dansimpsonpoet.wordpress.com

Alan said...

Congratulations.

I must confess that watching others drink beer was not really what I call a spectator sport. However, the Redemption brewery's Urban Dusk certainly helped pass the time.

Your presentation was a real rabble rousing speech but I would have knocked at least two marks off your score for your poor taste in shirts.

The Beer Justice said...

Thanks all. I think it was the shirt wot-won-it :-) Steve

Rudolph said...

I have already put this on facebook but I will say it again. Many many congratulations. What kudos for you, beer in London and Camra. The job certainly went to the best person. I look forward to hearing about your adventures on here.