Podcast: 99 Problems But A Bee’s Not One

Some of the things pondered in this week’s podcast: Henry VIII and his hop-related head retention; chilled out monks, Trappist beers, boozy bargains and, last but by no means least – yeast and the life of bees.

Hail Henry VIII’s death with Tynt Meadow – the only Trappist Beer in Britain.

Read Mark Dredge’s great article about the monastery in Good Beer Hunting here:

Watch the documentary “Outside City”  – all about the realities of the modern-day Monky business here.

AA Milne & The Bee’s Knees Cocktail

Get Hiver Blonde Beer from Waitrose here

Bee’s Knees Cocktail


  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • 50ml Portobello Gin
  • 25ml Lemon Juice
  • Ice
Method: Loosen up the honey in a jug by stirring it with a little bit of freshly boiled water. When it’s smooth, add the mixture to a shaker filled with plenty of ice, the lemon juice and the gin. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with some lemon zest.
This week’s “Les Bargains”

Benriach The Original Ten Speyside Single Malt Scotch, £29 Waitrose (save £9)
Sweet and easy-drinking intro into whisky.

Balblair 15 Year Old, Whisky exchange, £64.95 (£13 off)
A bit more punchy, 46%, full-bodied, matured in ex-bourbon casks and finished in first-fill Spanish oak butts.

Vestal Kaszebe 2011 Vintage Vodka, Whisky Exchange at £21.95 (£8 off)
The potatoes used as the based for this vodka are the Vineta varietal and are all grown in the Kaszebe region of central northern Poland.

Absolute, £16, Asda
Great vodka for mixed drinks and recreating the scene in Wolf of Wall Street

Heineken 0,0, 6xcans for £4.50,

Sainsburys doing Bacardi Carta Blanca for £14, £2 off.
Makes a wicked daiquiri, 700ml bottle, 50ml per daiquiri, how many can you make? You do the math.


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