The best thing about my week in London was being able to meet up with so many beer bloggers, some for the first time.
Apologies to those not mentioned, it’s hard to connect blogs to nicknames to real names to faces. And I’ll come back to the ratebeer crowd.
The first week of Christmas should be declared British Beer Blogger’s Week, London Beer Week or something. It’s when they hand out the awards of the British Guild of Beer Writers (congratulations to all of you who won awards!), it’s the Pig’s Ear Festival, and the Old Ale Festival at the White Horse is around this time, too.
This means there are lots of people about, doing the rounds of the pubs and shops. You are likely to bump into the celebrities of the European beer scene more than once, and a jolly gang it is.