Monday, 19 October 2009

A New Blog, A New Beginning.

I used to write a blog regularly a while ago. Since then lots has changed. I have a new job which means I'm not at my PC very often, work starts at 7am and finishes about 6pm. I also found that the premise of the old blog didn't really fit with what I was interested in writing about anymore, posts tailed off.

In case you aren't one of the people who used to read my old blog here is a little bit about me:

I'm a twenty four year old lad from Faversham in Kent. I went to school locally and always had a keen interest in food and drink, working at various farms and doing so, getting to know both hard and soft fruit, how to press apples for cider and how to successfully drive tractors and white vans to their full potential annoyance to the general road user. After a brief and unhappy relocation to Portsmouth I returned home to Kent, the Prodigal Son, enrolled at the University of Kent at Canterbury and did an undergraduate degree in Biological Anthropology. If you are wondering what Biological Anthropology is, don't worry I still am too.

This summer after applying for nearly one hundred jobs (who would have thought there was a recession on eh?) I took some initiative and decided that wearing a suit and staring at a PC screen was a mug's game and rang all the breweries in Kent and begged to go and brew for them. Luckily Hopdaemon took me on and five months down the line I'm now brewing every single drop of Hopdaemon beer that leaves the brewery on my own!

In this new blog I'm hoping to write about beer. Not only beer I have made, but reviews of other people's beer too. There will be some recipes as well, not only for beer but for some tasty food to accompany your beer. Don't expect Michelin star stuff round these parts, it is all about hearty, warming home cooking.

I hope you drop by regularly to see what I'm up to, even if you don't you can always follow my condensed antics on Twitter (I'm @petebrissenden).


  1. Ooo, Scribe. Classy.

    Happy blogging!

  2. Looking forward to reading your stuff!

    The few Hopdaemon beers I had last year were most pleasurable, especially Skrimshander.

  3. Sounds interesting! I'll definitely be following you...