After having a couple of dabbles into post submissions for the The Session, Steve Lamond from Beers I’ve Known, who presided over November’s edition, persuaded me to have a go at hosting.
I was offered a couple of options, June 2012 and beyond or December 2011. Aaaaaargh, I thought, December, that’s like NOW!
Anyways, after much mulling over and gnashing of teeth, I fired a few ideas across to hosts Jay & Stan (Steve too), all of whom came back with the same choice so I’m hoping it’s a good one.
So, without muttering on and on any longer, I’m happy to announce subject for the December 2011 edition of The Session:
“A Christmas Carol“.
The idea for me was based loosely around the visits of three ghosts to Ebenezer Scrooge, but relayed in a post about the beers of Christmas past, present and future.
What did you drink during Christmas holidays of old, have you plans for anything exciting this year and is there something you’d really like to do one day, perhaps when the kids have flown the nest?
Do you have your own interpretation, was Scrooge perhaps a beer geek?
Or maybe it’s all one day. What will you drink Christmas morning, Christmas afternoon and what will you top off the holiday with that evening?
Just a few examples there, but the idea was to keep the topic as open as possible to allow you free rein to write about a subject with a seasonal twist in whatever way the title grabs you.
Posts are due to go live on Friday 2 December 2011, so happy writing..
I’ve got a rough idea what to post, plenty of time to think of something at least 🙂
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Bah humbug! a slightly irrelevant comment as you are showing commendable Christmas spirit and a large dollop of English bravado to take the mantle! Love the topic, but haven’t got a clue what I’ll write. I’m sure I can find a good beer to get the juices flowing.
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Cheers for the comments guys, hopefully we can badger lots of folks to join in with the early Christmas spirit
I can almost taste the Gouden Carolus Christmas now, hmmmmm 🙂
Right, I’ll be back soon…
Go for it!
My post should go up in the morning (~7:20 am US-CST) here. Thanks for hosting!
Cheers Zac, great post thanks for posting, I should have a round up of sorts done later today all being well.
Yo Mr Hardy. I iz dun innit: http://beersiveknown.blogspot.com/2011/12/session-58-dickens-of-christmas.html
Cheers Steve, thanks again mate
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Hi Phil…here is my post
Huh? that didn’t work…it’s created a Pingback instead?
Try again …here’s my post post
Hi Phil, having trouble posting a link, but hopefully you can use this? http://wp.me/p1J04Z-a4
Works fine mate thanks, I think a few were stuck in as spam. Still love your opening gambit lol, Cheers
My post is up:
Thanks for hosting!
“Barley’s Ghost”, love it. Thanks for the post, enjoy those beers matey
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My thoughts are here: http://cuddlybadger.blogspot.com/
Happy Festive One!
Cheers Paul, nice post which stirred a few fond memories, thanks for joining in mate.
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Here is my entry. http://www.beersearchparty.com/?p=11208 Thanks for hosting and have a merry Christmas!
Cheers Sean, I’ll be thinking about your sunny beer supping when I’m freezing my bits off in England’s December chill 😉
Thanks for posting mate, much appreciated, all the best to you too..
Here is my entry: http://capnbierblog.tumblr.com/post/13643318636/holiday-ales Cheers!
Cheers for the post Richard, love The Bruery but not tried that beer, one to look out for, enjoy Hanukkah.
Thanks for all the grew posts so far everyone, sorry I’ve not commented on as many as I’d have liked today, I have an excuse, beery duties called in London so travelling (& drinking) got in the way. Some great reads so far, catch up tomorrow.
Thanks for running this month’s edition! Here is my entry: http://beerblog.genx40.com/archive/2011/december/session58beers
Thanks Alan, funny looking back at your old posts isn’t it, I’ve only been at it since February and even some of those are pretty ropey. (I just hope they have improved..) Cheers
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A bit late, but here’s my post. Thanks for hosting!
Hi Bob, no problems mate, you are now up and visible on the summary, thanks for posting. Cheers Phil
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Sorry for being late to the show:
Jay, no problem bud, you are now up and visible on the summary, thanks for posting. Cheers Phil
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