Tuesday, 13 October 2009

My trip to Bedford beer fest.

Bedford Beerfest 2009

On the 7th of October I took myself off to the Corn exchange to the 32nd Bedford beerfestival. Below are a few pics of the bar and a list of beers that were available.
The beers were all excellent average price was £2.70 a pint.
I don't remember much, so it must have been good.

East Hoathly, East Sussex
Triple Champion (4%)
Lammas Ale (4.2%)
3 Rivers
Stockport, Greater Manchester
GMT (3.8%)
Old Disreputable (5.2%)
St Albans, Hertfordshire
Simplicity (3.6%)
Robust Porter (4.3%)
Shefford, Central Bedfordshire
Two Brewers Bitter (3.6%)
Golden Fox (4.1%)
Black Dragon Mild (4.3%)
Edwin Taylor's Extra Stout (4.5%)
SOS (5%)
Bank Top
Bolton, Greater Manchester
Dark Mild (4%)
Pavilion Pale Ale (4.5%)
Port O Call (5%)
Royston, Hertfordshire
Pargeter Dark Mild (3.7%)
Golden Plover (3.8%)
Polar Star (4.4%)
Braddan, Isle of Man
Ruby 1874 Mild (3.5%)
Old Bushy Tail (4.5%)
Aviemore, Highlands
Sheepshaggers Gold (4.5%)
Wildcat (5.1%)
Cherwell Valley
Brackley, Northamptonshire
Kineton Flight (3.6%)
Cropredy Bridge 1844 (4.2%)
Old Noll (4.9%)
Milton Keynes
Midsummer Ale (3.8%)
Cock 'n' Bull Story (4.1%)
Old Bloomer (4.7%)
Crouch Vale
Woodham Ferrers, Essex
Essex Boys Bitter (3.5%)
Hurricane (4.2%)
Amarillo (5%)
Weymouth, Dorset
Ammonite (3.8%)
Durdle Door (5%)
Wisbech, Cambridgeshire
Black Dog (3.6%)
Cambridge Bitter (3.8%).
Golden Newt (4.1%)
Barleymead (4.8%)
Greyhound Strong Bitter (5.2%)
Great Oakley
Great Oakley, Northamptonshire
Welland Valley Mild (3.6%)
Gobble (4.5%)
Great Orme
Conwy, North Wales
Cambria (3.8%)
Merlyn (5%)
Green Jack
Lowestoft, Suffolk
Orange Wheat Beer (4.2%)
Trawler Boys (4.6%)
Gone Fishing (5.5%)
Alva, Clackmannanshire
Hoptoberfest (4%)
Ptarmigan (4.5%)
Hogs Back
Tongham, Surrey
Hogs Back Bitter (3.7%)
A Over T (9%)
Market Deeping, Lincolnshire
Extra Special Bitter (4.8%)
Historic Porter (4.8%)
Resination (7%)
South Shields, Tyne & Wear
Rivet Catcher (4%)
McConnell's Irish Stout (4.6%)
Redruth, Cornwall
Magik (4%)
Keltek King (5.1%)
Bury, Greater Manchester
Black Pudding (3.8%)
Crowning Glory (6.8%)
Newark, Nottinghamshire
Black Pearl (4.3%)
Olde Home Wrecker (4.9%)
Raspberry Wheat Beer (5.6%)
Milton, Cambridgeshire
Minotaur (3.3%)
Sparta (4.3%)
Cyclops (5.3%)
Pentlow, Essex
Umbel Ale (3.8%)
Essex Border (4.8%)
Old Growler (5%)
Oakham ALES
Inferno (4.4%)
Mompesson's Gold (5%)
Oxfordshire Ales
Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire
Triple B (3.7%)
Marshmellow ( 4.7%)
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Best (3.8%)
Beijing Black (4.4%)
Crazy Daze (5.5%)
Potton, Central Bedfordshire
Shannon IPA (3.6%)
Penny Bitter (4%)

Purple Moose
Porthmadog, Gwynedd
Snowdonia Ale (3.6%)
Glaslyn Ale (4.2%)
Bromley, Staffordshire
Crystal (4.2%)
Heart (4.6%)
Red Squirrel
Conservation Bitter (4.1%)
London Porter (5%)
American IPA (5.4%)
Son of Sid
Little Gransden, Cambridgeshire
Muckcart Mild (3.8%)
Slepe Eze (4.2%)
Bedas Ford Bitter (5%)
Tharston, Norfolk
Black Buffle (4.5%)
Old Stoatwobbler 6%)
Traditional Scottish Ales
Trosk, Stirling
Red Torpedo (3.8%)
Aleoween Pumpkin Bitter (4%)
Lomond Gold (5%)
Tydd Steam
Tydd St Giles, Cambridgeshire
Barn Ale (3.9%)
Roadhouse Bitter (4.3%)
Piston Bob (4.6%)
Armageddon (5%)
Ufford, Cambridgeshire
White Hart (3.8%)
Red Clover (4.5%)
Nirvana (5.7%)
Brill, Buckinghamshire
Black Swan (3.9%)
King Ludd (4%)
Gravitas (4.8%)
Wells Eagle IPA (3.6%)
Young’s Bitter (3.7%)
Courage Best Bitter (4%)
Wells Bombardier (4.3%)
Young’s Special (4.5%)
Courage Directors Bitter (4.8%)

Edenbridge, Kent
Grasshopper Kentish Bitter (3.8%)
British Bulldog (4.3%)
Wickwar, Gloucestershire
Coopers WPA (3.5%)
Long John Silver (4.2%)
Woodbastick, Norfolk
Sundew Ale (4.1%)
Norfolk Nog (4.6%)

Clutton, Somerset
Perry (7.5%)
Tavistock, Devon
Dry Cider (6.5%)
Double Vision
Maidstone, Kent
Impeared Vision Perry (7.5%)
Gwynt Y Ddraig
Pontypridd, Glamorgan
Scrumpy (6%)
Lyme Bay
Axminster, Devon
Jack Ratt Medium Cider (6%)
Mr Whitehead's
Selbourne, Hampshire
Strawberry Cider (4.2%)
Midnight Special Perry (4.5%)
Heart of Hampshire (6%)
Boxing Dog (7.5%)
New Forest
Ringwood, Hampshire
Perry (7%)
Sweet Cider (7%)
Leominster, Herefordshire
Medium Perry (7%)
Ocle Pychard, Herefordshire
Medium Cider (6.7%)
Perry (7%)
Medium Dry Perry
Parson's Choice
Taunton, Somerset
Sweet Cider (6%)
New Radnor, Powys
Medium Cider (7.5%)
Sandford Orchards
Crediton, Devon
Medium Cider (6%)
Taunton, Somerset
Farmhouse Dry Cider (6%)
Farmhouse Medium Cider (6%)
Farmhouse Sweet Cider (6%)
Earlswood, Monmouthshire
Dry cider (6.5%)
Highbridge, Somerset
Dry cider (6%)
Jungle Juice (6%)
Much Marcle, Herefordshire
Country Perry (4.5%)
Bounds Scrumpy (4.8%)
First Quality Cider (5%)
Traditional Scrumpy (6%)
Old Rosie Cloudy Scrumpy (7.3%)
Organic Vintage Cider (7.3%)
Winkleigh, Devon
Sam’s Medium Cider (6%)
Sam's Sweet Cider (6%)
No I didn't try them all!!!


Saturday, 20 June 2009

Applications on the G1

I've been playing with the 1000's of Apps that you can get since day one but lately I've been deciding on which is the best streaming audio app to have. Well first off I used "Antplayer" but I didn't like the way it worked and it buffered a lot, so then I thought I'd found the best one, "Stream furious", did everything I wanted except for AAC/AAC+. Any way used it everyday for the last few months until a new App appeared, this is called "A Online Radio", now this does everything "Stream Furious" does plus the AAC/AAC+ formats inaddition to mp3/m3u/pls.
If it covered the mms:// format it would be perfect.

The other streaming media player that I've been playing with is Beeb player, now this lets you watch live BBC TV plus watch again programs and live and recorded BBC radio.
It's a shame nobody is doing one for ITV, although saying that, "Zatoo" are supposed to be working on a Android version of their player.

Thursday, 18 June 2009

More on the G1

Been playing with the Android SDK this week and first thing
I've done it to set up screen grabs.
What you see below is how the web sites appear on the phone itself.

This one is viewing the phone in landscape mode ( the phone has auto rotate!)

Below is a shot of my new Commando transmitter page.
I had to set that up as Yahoo Geocities have decided to shut down all of their free webspaces.

Monday, 16 March 2009

Extended battery for T-Mobile G1

On Friday morning I ordered a extended power battery for my G1.
It's a 2200mAh Li-ion job and comes with a deeper replacement back cover.
The original battery is only 1150mAh and costs £19.56 from T-Mobile in the UK.
The high power one I brought cost £19.47 with the new back cover! Apparently the same item in the USA has been selling for around $50, so for once the UK is cheaper.
I got mine from here, superetrader , oh did I mention, I ordered on Friday morning and received it Saturday morning at 11:45, now that's what I call service!
Now does it make a difference? Well I'd say yes, I'm constantly surfing and listening to the WNKR stream using Stream furious and normally the original battery would be flat after 4 hours, the new one after only one full charge lasted over 12 hours.

Well that's all for now, Dave.

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Coming soon, update on the T-Mobile G1

Yes done a few things with the G1 and got a few add ons, more tomorrow.

Thursday, 12 March 2009

The USA, handguns and Tea!

In the light of recent events in the USA I've had 2 things reinforced in my mind.
The first is there's still a case for banning public ownership of handguns,
ask anyone who lives in Kinston Alabama!
Secondly, why should Brit tourists, looking for a decent cup of tea find that not only
is Liptonite too weak (I can't see why? It nearly killed Superman!) But they have to
hide the blog of their tour from the public incase the FBI/CIA/FCC track them down
For subversive behaviour and the promotion of strong brews!

Monday, 2 March 2009

My birthday and real ale

Well it's my birthday and I've dragged me self up north to the Wellington Arms in Bedford. 14 real ales plus loads of Belgium bottled beers. This pub is really excellent if you like a drop of the real stuff take a look at the pics below.

Click on the pics for full size versions.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

My new T mobile G1 phone

Well on Wednesday I bit the bullet and went and got a new T mobile G1 phone, the first smart phone with the android operating system.What can I say, well pretty good!
Like the Apple i phone it relies on adding applications to give full functionality. I will say that I see this as a mobile browser that has a phone, as opposed to the other way around! Any way after messing around with it for sometime I realised that I had registered it to the wrong Google account, ( yes it ties a lot of it's app's to a Google account, so you can't use it until you have one! No big sweat.) not a problem though as opposed to what some people say you can easily start over again and put the google account details of your choice in.
Now there's a rather nice web receiver over in Bedfordshire and I thought that it'd be nice to access this via the G1, ah but there is no streaming audio facility, a quick trip to the 'Market' and I installed a free application called Antplayer which let me access the receiver's audio stream.

So there I am walking down the road, tuning and listening to a web receiver as if I was there.
The internet connection is via the 3G network and is always on, although as it has Wifi as well, when in range of your home or an open network you can connect to that instead!
I still can't stop playing!
I'll do a more in depth review at a later date.


Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Seal, Killer on the loose EP

Been listening to this & inch EP on vinyl that was released in 1991.
It has the yet unreleased version of "Killer" plus Seal's version of Hendrix's "Hey" Joe and a self penned number called "Come see what love has done."

London pirate station closdown 16th of July 1984

This one has just blown me away, found it in my old cassettes.
28 minutes of London pirate stations mostly from close down day 16th of July 1984.

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