Absolutely no discussion of malt backbones or hop profiles allowed. Don’t even about rating the beer out of ten possible points. Uncap your muse and let the beer guide your creativity.But, to balance that, you can literally do anything else you want. I want to see something that lets me know what you thought of the beer (good or bad! Write a short story that incorporates the name, an essay based on an experience you had drinking it, or a silly set of pastoral sonnets expressing your undying love for a certain beer.


The beer was called Shambles and it was made by Potton Brewery. I recently looked up the brewery website after I saw a ‘reduced to clear’ label on a bottle in Tescos.

I have found that the brewery has been taken over and all by a new outfit and is well, except the beer of theirs, for which I can not express my feelings, has been removed from their list of beers.

Now my main ways of expressing myself about beer are either to write about it on this blog or harp on about it to my mates who are probably sick of it all by now.

Being creative in a new way is something I have had to think about, hard.

Expressing myself through the medium of modern dance is not something I want to do, or indeed any of you want to see.

I’m not all that skilled with a paintbrush and a definitely can’t sing.

I could think up a song, but I couldn’t play it (owning a ukulele ≠ being a musician).

The session, otherwise known as beer blogging Friday (I know, it’s Saturday, I’m late, deal with it), is a once a month gathering of the beer bloggers of the world to get together and talk about beer. This month the session is being hosted by Oliver of

He has asked us to all review a beer without actually reviewing it.