Retribution Falls v Southwold Pale Ale

Book: Retribution FallsAuthor: Chris WoodingPublisher: GollanczPublished: 2009 Often described as a Steampunk version of the tv show Firefly  – which is as good a comparison as any – Retribution Falls is the first book in the Tales of the Ketty Jay series. Amazon Description: “Frey is the captain of the Ketty Jay, leader of a small andContinue reading “Retribution Falls v Southwold Pale Ale”

The Black Hawks v Budweiser Zero

Book: The Black Hawks Author: David Wragg Publisher: HarperVoyager Published: 2019 The plot of this book is basic and bold in equal measure. Chel is oathbound to fulfil a role he’d really rather not and when things go tits up in the castle he resides in he spots a golden opportunity to be released from his oath. AllContinue reading “The Black Hawks v Budweiser Zero”

Perdido Street Station v Ghost Ship

Beer: Ghost Ship Brewery: Adnams Style: Citrus Pale Ale Strength: 0.5% This isn’t the first time I’ve had a Ghost Ship. They’ve been a pretty easy to find low alcohol option for a while now and for good reason. It is an eminently drinkable beer that properly tastes like a beer. The flavour of the Citra hops comes through asContinue reading “Perdido Street Station v Ghost Ship”

The Dragon Bone Chair v Pine Trail

Beer: Pine Trail Style: Pale Ale Brewery: Big Drop Brewing Company Strength: 0.5% First thing I noticed about this one was how strong the hoppy and bitter taste was. That’s a proper beery flavour, which I don’t think I’ve really experienced much in AF beers. It still suffers a little from wateriness but that’s a minimal concern here because ofContinue reading “The Dragon Bone Chair v Pine Trail”

Assassin’s Apprentice v Eternal Waves

Book: Assassin’s Apprentice Author: Robin Hobb Publisher: HarperVoyager Published: 1995 I’ve seen a sort of mini-renaissance for the Realm Of The Elderlings recently among fantasy booktubers. On the one hand that is great but on the other I can’t help but feel like they are almost must-reads for anyone wishing to truly offer any insight into the genre. Hobb is oneContinue reading “Assassin’s Apprentice v Eternal Waves”

A Time of Dread v Full Fathom 5

Beer: Full Fathom 5 Style: Coconut & Coffee Porter Brewery: North Brewing Company Strength: 6.5% abv. I didn’t really get any coffee & only a hint of coconut, but that’s not a problem as the beer is delicious regardless. Ticks all the boxes for a cracking porter. Deep smokey flavour complemented by a sweet tinge on theContinue reading “A Time of Dread v Full Fathom 5”