Once more I must remind you that tomorrow night is Drink and Think at the Ale Wagon.
This month the topic is ‘Should Drugs be a Matter for Choice or a Matter for the Law?’ OH is going to introduce the topic and will talk about prescription drugs, ‘recreational’ drugs and so-called ‘legal highs’. He has strong views on this subject, but then he has strong views on just about anything, from coffee to the human rights act, so that doesn’t particularly distinguish it from any other topic.
You should come along. Yes, Drink and Think is a philosophy discussion group, but it’s not specially academic or high-flown and anyone is welcome to come and join us. There are usually about six or seven men and women who range from the abstract and intellectual to the very down-to-earth. And then there’s the beer: the Ale Wagon sports several different real ales and since May is Mild Month they should have at least one type of mild on.
I have strong views on mild. And tea, but particularly mild. It aggrieves me that mild beer is seen as an old man’s drink when it is mostly very tasty and, as the name suggests, not too alcoholic. And yet it has become so unfashionable, losing out to trendy lagers and strong bitters, that you can hardly find it. My favourite is Banks’ Mild which hails from the Black Country.
I shall hope to find mild of some description tomorrow night.
See you there.