|Ready for adventure|
Belles on Bikes is a lovely sociable way to ride - lady cyclists are a pretty friendly bunch! That's not the only selling point though - there's always a decent coffee and cake stop on a Belles ride, and today's was no exception! I've cycled to Arbroath a few times now but this was my first visit to the Old Boatyard restaurant, as much as anything because I didn't realise they had a daytime cafe menu. The location next to the harbour is great, and we were all impressed with our choice of cakes. Sadly I couldn't have a Chai latte as they were out, but the cinammon latte I had instead was very nice - my second coffee of the day which may well have helped with the pace on the way back!
|Taking advantage of the comfy sofas|
Three beers to review this week. Friday night was porter night - Dave found me a can of Viking DNA by Brew York in Asda of all places. Smoked beers can be a bit overpowering but the smoke in this was a gentle background note with the main flavour being chocolate malts - never a bad thing. My second beer of the night was the last of the beers I got from my amazing colleagues for my 40th last year. I'd been vaguely saving it for a special occasion, but what's beer for if not for drinking, so drink it I did. At 14% it's no surprise it didn't really taste like beer and was definitely one to take my time over. The only way I could describe it would be like a very boozy Christmas cake - sweet and raisiny with a big alcohol hit. Not for everyone, but right up my street for a treat beer! It's a To Ol collab with an Estonian brewery called Pohjala - I've never yet been disappointed by To Ol, especially when I'm looking for something a bit different. Sadly out of stock, but thisis it!
Got this one in Aldi, purely for the label to be honest, but it was a refreshing change after Friday night's heavy beers!