Bottled Beer Year - The Director's Cut!
Sir Trevor Nunn
The Bottled Beer Year is having to evolve. But how could the two showbiz individuals shown above be responsible?
Well, Sir 'Trev' has given yours truly very little choice but to take a role in his new theatre project, which just happens to feature Miss Miller.
This involves poor me having to up-sticks and move to London for a while, and engage in prolonged periods of actual work.
This, inevitably, will enforce some small changes to this here blog.
In essence, The Bottled Beer Year will continue as normal, but the chances of me sticking to the plan of reviewing a new beer every single day have been dramatically (excuse the pun) reduced. Cracking a bottle during rehearsals seems inappropriate, as does supping a large one before a show, and giving proper detailed attention to a new post every time the curtain falls seems risky or plain unlikely.
As for taste-testing during a show, well, I really don't suppose there's a long tradition of beer reviewing on-stage at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Though, that's merely speculation...
In short, the reviews here on The Bottled Beer Year will continue, but at a slightly more leisurely pace to allow sensible space for some new 'real world' commitments.
You could say I'm merely re-branding a little - just like so many breweries have been doing lately.
Is this a setback, a failure, or a marvellous rebirth?
The reality is that the 'beer a day' theme was really just a context in which to place a desire to begin to write about beer, and I hope that the tremendous subsequent interest in the site - from readers and breweries alike - will mean that my loyal visitors won't look upon me too harshly for taking a wage and posting just a little less often.
The show must, and will go on.
It's just that there are now two shows.