Bit of a side note to the manly talk of ale but has anyone else noticed the rise of Crabbie's this year. I'm not sure whether I started drinking it before or after the marketing push started but it seems to be everywhere at the moment. Not that that's a bad thing, alcoholic ginger beer is a fine thing indeed.

Also I'll give DOOOOMBAAAR another thumbs up, it's been on the guest tap in one of my regular watering holes once or twice recently and it's indeed rather drinkable.

Oh and while I'm not a massive fan of much of Wychwood's stuff they do have to get a mention for one of their tastier ales, the somewhat inappropriately named Dirty Tackle.