|A traditional Kent oast house designed for drying hops|
|Shepherd Neame bar|
To my amazement, I actually enjoyed the lager - named Whitstable Bay - and, much to my husband’s amusement, I asked for a pint of it! However, I hadn’t realised that it was quite strong at 4.5 per cent and my walk back to the hotel is a bit of a blur!
Well, that was last week and I haven’t touched a drop since! However, I have developed a longing for the taste of malted barley and so I used some Wessex Mill flour to bake a malt loaf. It wasn’t a particularly pretty result but it did produce a dark, chewy bread which, when buttered, was satisfyingly sweet and undeniably malty.
I think I had better stick to eating bread rather than drinking beer in future!