I wonder if, during the heady days of the Colony, the Coach & Horses, etc. you were ever a Real Ale drinker?
The reason I ask is that a pal of mine has recently switcheded from his regular beer of choice (John Smith's*), and gone on to supping the various CAMRA-approved libations on offer in our regular haunt.
I myself am more of a gin and tonic / vodka and soda chap, but I am untrigued by some of the unsual names given by the brewers to their concoctions. And it got me wondering... What sort of name would dear Tom give to a Real Ale, if he had the opportinuity? And would the name be linked to Dr. Who or his other shows?
How I chuckle at the thought of going into a bar and ordering a pint of "Harry's Stethoscope", "Brigadier's Swagger-stick", "Leela's Leotard" or "Nyssa's Muff" (the last one might just be a bit too rude), for example....
So, sir, are you / were you ever a Real Ale man? And what name would you give to a new brew?
Yours, in appreciation
P.S. Further to your kind, humorous reply last month, I am happy to report that I have actually "met" a very lovely young lady these past few weeks, and she has kindly agreed to attend my friend's wedding with me - And so enamoured am I that, when it comes to the tossing the bouquet bit, I intend placing her in the front row! Again, my good wishes...
* Other beer brands are available