Not about Paris in the Springtime

I suspect even some of the most avid readers of this blog sometimes find it all a bit too niche – all Red Lions and venerable landladies (if you’re very lucky both at the same time). And a few find it not niche enough (cut out the non-league moths etc).

So in the spirit of continuous improvement I have reviewed the content, reminding myself that I didn’t get round to writing up a trip to Paris in late March as, despite an international readership (yes, really), fewer people read the posts from foreign lands.

That means I didn’t get round to saying that the title pic is nothing to do with pubs but refers to a campaign to stop video advertising. Or to talk about the beer selection at La Fine Mousse.

Or about it’s sister pub La Robe et la Mousse, where the Imperial Pepper Stout (9.5%) was immense. Here as elsewhere dark beers, saisons and sours were selling well.

Or about the ground in Colombes that hosted the 1938 World Cup football final. More Nietzsche than niche.

Or about this nearby Kurdish cafe (though nothing more to say as it was closed).

Or about Brewberry where you can open a tab in one bar and bottle shop and carry it on across the street in their other bar.

Or about the relatively ancient (1993) Frog chain with their various outlets and Burton Pale Ale.

Or about Brussels Beer Project:

Or the sights and smells of Montmartre.

All of which is a shame because the beer scene in the French capital is booming and I am led to believe there a few other tourist attractions in the city too.

Maybe next time.

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9 thoughts on “Not about Paris in the Springtime

      1. “If you get the chance, I really like Lille as a proper beer city,”

        I concur. My brother lives about 20km southeast of Lille. I’ve visited him twice. When not going to Belgium (especially Tournai, his fave spot) we’d go into Lille for some luverly beers.

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  1. “despite an international readership (yes, really)”

    yup. 🙂

    “the title pic is nothing to do with pubs but refers to a campaign to stop video advertising.”

    Ah. The ‘pub’ in the sign refers to public I guess.

    “where the Imperial Pepper Stout (9.5%) was immense.”

    Was it good?

    “where you can open a tab in one bar and bottle shop and carry it on across the street in their other bar.”

    Is the UK like Canada, where you can’t wander around with an open bottle or glass? I’m going back a few years but I remember one poor fellow who went across the road in a provincial campground with an open bottle of beer to visit a friend’s campsite and he got nicked by the cops for having open alcohol on a provincial highway!

    “Or the sights and smells of Montmartre.”

    Me and the missus were in Paris back in the summer of 2008. Montmartre was our favourite place. Here’s me enjoying a luverly Guinness foreign extra stout (back when Guinness was my thing):

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/79MgdkGKvp80SJ7e2

    “and I am led to believe there a few other tourist attractions in the city too.”

    (guffaw)

    But I agree. For me, going somewhere is mostly about the beer (preferably somewhere close to shops so I can grab a seat for a drink while my better half goes shopping).

    Cheers!

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    1. Yes pub = public in this case. It’s a campaign against light and noise pollution. Varies in UK re carrying bottles – not illegal but may be policed in late night city centres especially. Nice pic!

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