Inspired by @abandonedlondon‘s 100 Pubs Project, I decided to start a similar mission of my own. What better way to get to know London than through its pubs? It also helps that I love beer. I would walk a 100 miles to to try a new beer, and walk a 100 more to drink a pint with a friend. Hyperbole aside, my fondness for beer goes back to the first drink I had after turning 21 (yes, I was 21!) during my Ann Arbor summer. Living in Philadelphia for so many years was a treat for a beer-aficionado with plenty of specialist brew pubs and micro-breweries in the area. I once brewed my own beer, that I like to say looked like a nicely poured Guinness but tasted like a Bud Light.
I like to experiment with beers and will go out of a my way to try a new one, so now living in Europe (and specifically London) is a dream come true for a beer lover. I’ve already been to several pubs and tried many ales, but only now decided that documenting my visits on my blog will be a worthwhile exercise and experience. Plus it gives me something to look forward to during my unemployment.
For the purposes of this “mission” (I will be calling it a mission so as to not directly copy Doreen’s title) I will attempt to visit 100 pubs over the next few months and drink at least a pint of beer/ale/bitter/brew. If I’m feeling spendy, I might get some food too (altho British food…not so much). I will also write about my visit and hopefully have a picture or three to remember the visit by. So without further ado, up next is a post about pub # 1.