You might have noticed we’ve been quiet so far this week, and we’re going to keep being quiet for a few days yet.
We’re working to the final deadline on The Big Project and so all the mental energy and typing capacity we’ve got left after day jobs is going into that.
As we hit the final stretch, now’s your last chance to share memories of prefabs, estate pubs, theme pubs, real ale pubs of the 1970s, Irish pubs, Wetherspoon’s in Manchester in 1995, or 1990s gastropubs.
Please do — we need everything we can get!
There won’t be a News, Nuggets & Longreads post this Saturday but here are a couple of things you might want to check out:
2. The BBC’s Seoul correspondent Stephen Evans has been tasting North Korean beer and pondering the difference between the fortress nation and South Korea: ‘I went to a crowded bar in Pyongyang, which was magnificent in its roughness. It was crowded with men mostly, chucking it back from rough pots like jam jars which, I remember, had chipped edges that gave a sensual, rough texture on the lips as the cold beer passed. The men stood in circles, the best way to drink beer.’
3. And finally, there’s this, which we haven’t got time to be distracted by right now, but which certainly provokes enough thoughts for a week of blog posts:
— The Waen Brewery (@TheWaenBrewery) September 13, 2016