Oz and James at The Bull and Castle

Oz Clarke and James May are filming a beer based version of their Wine Adventure show. They are travelling around the UK and Ireland filming mostly concentrating on small producers of beer. While in Ireland they wanted to sample some home brewed beers which is where Irish Craft Brewer came in. We all turned up with our beers to the Bull and Castle pub for them to taste. I even went mad and made labels. I also hoped that the beer was ok, it would be a bit embarrassing to have them describe my beer as muck on telly.



The slot they filmed with the home brewers was a competition. We gave them our beers to taste and then said why it was the best Irish beer. I gave some blather about it being a great summer beer brewed by an Irish girl in Ireland. The beers were marked on taste and on blarney. My blarney wasn't great but I got top marks for taste. Afterwards we got to talk to the two guys. Oz Clarke said he really loved the taste of my beer. He rated it as his favourite for taste along with the winner. High praise indeed. They liked all the home brewed beers and seemed impressed with the quality. Thom's lovely Centennial Ale was crowned best home brew helped by The Beer Nut who gave it some top class blarney. It was a lot of fun. After the tv people went the ICB members all sat down and got on with tasting some beers and eating the food kindly provided by Geoff of the Bull and Castle.


Me and James May


Me and Oz Clarke

1 comments:

davema says
August 19, 2008 at 3:40 AM

Is Oz Clarke the Stig?