I am just back from a nice meal out at The Dukes here in Chiang Mai, having had 2 bottles of Dead Guy pale ale,my first ever.
I tend only to eat at Dukes when others are paying. It is made even more special when I get to have an imported beer or two.
My dad and his partner both had roast pork and local beer. Wenlock had fried rice and Jeab and I shared a warm spinach and bacon salad with mushrooms along with baked Rigatoni with 3 cheeses and meatballs.
The reason for this post is that I am a lucky guy. Very lucky. When My dad comes over, he brings chocolate Hobnobs for my wife,books for Wenlock and brewing ingredients for me.
And last but by no means least, I have Mild ale malt. I have used this before in an IPA Imperial Brown ale cross over and I has a nice deep colour with a great nutty flavour. I am leaning towards a 10ltr batch of Porter with this.
Oooooooh ,I feel a brew coming on!