Last weekend me and my fiancée Helen went to visit my aunties in their caravan over in Whitby for good long sustaining session whilst playing board games inside (because it rained most of the evening). Tragically I was expecting brilliant sunshine and so packed mostly summer beers meaning I ended up drinking them in the incorrect mood and moment. However the darkest beer of the evening, Theakstons Old Peculiar, a well known old ale, I decided to drink later in the evening whilst playing trivial pursuit. It was around this time that my aunty Judy decided to test if Monty (my grandmothers chocolate Labrador) liked the smell of old peculiar ale by giving him a sniff of the bottle in which Monty replied by giving the bottle neck a good lick.
How peculiar I thought, and decided to pour alittle into my hand and gave him a try in which he frantically consumed with much enthusiasm. After our doggy friend had licked up a few handfuls he did nothing but beg for more, looking at me with those puppy dog eyes saying “please Rob, more beer Rob, give me some more beer”. So I poured a few hundred mils into Montys water bowl and he happily slurped it up. Althoght we didn’t want to give him to much more fearing the consequences (him barking abuse and starting fights with other dogs of the campsite, before staggering lifelessly about and throwing up in the gutter after his Jumbo kebab and fries). But still to be confirmed is the question of would Monty like other beers if on offer? And if so which style of beer would he prefer? Because of these event I have decided that later this year I shall attempt to home brew my very own brown ale dedicated to Monty called ‘Montys Brown ale’ by whole grain. Although I wasn’t thinking of making the recipe complicated at all, a simple beer to reflect the character of a simple minded but rather strong dog.
Monty: A dog with good taste.