The Monday Peeve

Smiles and positive posts are all well and good, but sometimes I need to vent a bit. How about you? That’s what The Monday Peeve is all about, a chance to blow off a little steam at the beginning of the week, so then we can go merrily on our way once again (hah). I’ll pick a topic that’s on my mind, but you can vent about whatever you please, here in comments or on your own blog. Grab the photo, use the TMP tag, link back to me (or not), and Bob’s yer uncle.

As the season of goodwill is starting and under normal circumstances we would be makings plans for family get togethers, my Monday peeves are likely going to related to certain aspects of the holiday season.

One of my peeves is usually premature Christmas Decorating but under the current circumstances I believe people should be allowed a free pass on that one.

My peeve today is going to be slightly work related and probably isn’t going to be as applicable this year but: Christmas Ales.

I am firm believer in support local and maybe not quite so local independent breweries, when working at the Horseshoes and the Kynnersly Arms I frequently populated the bar with beer from the ample selection of Breweries available in the area.

The problem at Christmas though was that a vast number of the Christmas Ales were strong beers, and taking into account the location of my various workplaces this wasn’t great because you pretty much had to drive to get there and back. So beers of 6% plus were not really a good thing, especially as the boys in blue like to be extra vigilant over the festive period.

Is really that difficult for breweries to do a low strength session beer with a Christmas theme. A 3.8% Plum Porter would be nice or maybe a Black Cherry flavoured Mild, or a spiced Best Bitter. Come on Brewery boys, give drivers a Christmas tipple which won’t put them over the limit. By all means have your strong beers but balance it out with lighter Christmas Fayre.

The Monday Peeve is hosted by Paula at Light Motifs, I strongly recommend that you follow her blog.

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