4 June 2017

Porter to Portobello

According to Professor Wikipedia "Porter is a dark style of beer developed in London from well-hopped beers made from brown malt. The name was first recorded in the 18th century, and is thought to come from its popularity with street and river porters." I am becoming very keen on porters. Today's came from California, were consumed in Musselburgh, then metabolised on a walk to Portobello.


13 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

The porter you can keep.
I would love to walk under those skies though.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Yup I'm with EC re the porter, an acquired taste I've never acquired Andrew 😀

Andrew said...

This may be something to do with living in Perth, Australia PDP, rather than round here in Perth Scotland where I live. Or it may be a man-woman thing (or both). Anyhow, I expect you have acquired plenty other tastes. Same goes for EC.

Sean Jeating said...

Here's the equaliser. 2:2
Did you enjoy this porter in one other hidey hole?

Andrew said...

Ah no Sean, for in the "Hidey hole" (which is actually "The Venue" shown from the outside in the previous post, I tend to enjoy the most sensational pure traditional draught cider from the wonderful local people at Cairn o'Mhor (https://www.cairnomohr.com), who also happen to make a bottled cider called "King Jimmy's Cider" (https://www.cairnomohr.com/item/29/Cider/King-Jimmy-Cider.html) made from the very apple trees that grow on my King James VI golf course. I was speaking to the good people from Cairn o'Mhor at their stall on Saturday, agreeing that their work is time well spent.

Sean Jeating said...

Seems it's not the worst wish, before moving to my dwelling six feet under to spend a few days and nights in and around Perth.

Andrew said...

Six feet under, Sean? How very traditional. Since I have donated my remains to Dundee Medical School I feel I should perhaps get the pickling in alcohol process underway already. I have warned my Perth pre-medical students they may meet me, or bits of me, again in Dundee, and they seem disturbingly welcoming of the prospect. Just so long as I can continue to educate and entertain young people I will be happy (or rather I won't, as I will be gone, but still... something to look forward to). Cheers.

Sean Jeating said...

Well, female genital mutilation I'd call a negative tradition.
Do you think offering your remains might be able to lessen the ordinary human's wish and ability to multiply?

Andrew said...

Now you have got me. I don't understand the point of the comment. Although to the first sentence I can say "indeed"; and to the second sentence I can say "no". Are you mischievously suggesting the sight of my old dead body may put young people off procreation? Unpleasant though I may look, even when still alive, I think it would take more than the sight of me to stop young people from multiplying. My "traditional" comment reflected the practice of burial being rather uncommon for my nation nowadays, preferring the consignment unto fire; although simple woodland burial in biodegradable container under a tree sapling is increasing from a very small base. If I don't get into medical school (because to be accepted one has to be paradoxically quite healthy, although dead) I would prefer thus to become slow fertiliser than waste energy in a furnace. Not that I spend much time concerning myself with the issue either way.

Sean Jeating said...

I do like your reply, my friend.
And, as so often, I do wish in former years I had not been so lazy in learning vocabilaries.
I might be able to explain why I consider overpopulation currently the human race's main problem.

Andrew said...

Ah yes, but fear not (or perhaps fear greatly) for if we don't control our own multiplication trusty Nature will surely do it for us. It's not so much the numbers that concern me, although they do, but of more concern are the thoughts in so many of the numerous minds.

Sean Jeating said...

Haha, 'but of more concern are the thoughts in so many of the numerous minds.'.
And now, before watching some photographs of Stephen Dupont (in Afghanistan), I do wish you the peace of the night. Sleep well, my friend.

Andrew said...

Having drifted from porter to population... Goodnight