We’ve done this for the past few years, partly to remind ourselves of things that tickled us, enlightened us, or made us think, but also perhaps to help you find new people to follow.
Of course Twitter makes this very difficult: advanced search tools that used to make it easy to review our own past retweets seem to be broken, or limited, and scrolling back through your own timeline is painfully slow.
Fortunately, between that and our weekly news and nuggets round-ups, we did manage to dig up the following.
1. Pub signs
Everyone! Stop what you’re doing because I have found the world’s greatest pub sign! pic.twitter.com/HYQzT9OIF2
— Richard Bratby (@RichardBratby) June 11, 2018
Truly a work of art.
2. Pub interiors
Draught Bass in The Blue Mugge 🔺 But why do they call it The Churchill Room? pic.twitter.com/QBWK7rDHNK
— Martin (@6TownsMart) May 19, 2018
Martin Tweets hundreds of pictures like this from his pub crawls – do give him a follow.
3. Morse – he’s a mystery to us
Pandora Tweeted a whole series of photos of John Thaw holding pints of beer and, honestly, we want someone to turn this into a calendar.
4. Acoustic money
i paid for a beer in cash last night and the bartender said “yes! cash! loving it!” and i said “same i’ve been getting back into acoustic money recently” and she did not laugh
— found a dollar 01/11/18 (@anton_labae) May 18, 2018
This amused us at the time; with all the recent talk of cashless pubs, it has gained new relevance.
5. Duran Duran
‘Geuze On Film’ Duran Duran (1981) pic.twitter.com/8FR8JyK2lf
— PeteBrissenden (@PeteBrissenden) May 21, 2018
Pete should be both ashamed and proud of himself.
6. Elastic capacity
I can see that the Great British Beer Festival is a fantastic event if you’re interested in drinking 900 different beers. I usually start to feel a bit queasy around the 710 mark, so I probably won’t attend this year.
— Nick (@Nickiquote) May 23, 2018
Nick has a knack of cutting through to this kind of essential truth.
7. April Fool
A Guinness ad, from possibly the best April Fools prank ever. April 1977, I was 3 pages into the special San Seriffe supplement of the Guardian before I began to smell a rat. They tried it the next year and it fell flat.. pic.twitter.com/k2mLs6zk6w
— charlie roche (@charleymcguffin) June 1, 2018
Something something craft beer something something.
8. Pub food
Disappointed to see Tom Kerridge’s Proper Pub Food doesn’t include the recipe for microwaving a lasagne and throwing a bit of salad on the plate.
— Enough Of That Now (@AndyGilder) June 2, 2018
Or for three Richmond sausages on Smash with Bisto.
Like something from Vic & Bob’s ‘The Club’.
10. Memory failure
me: hi I’m Brendan
stranger: nice to meet you, my name is [insert name]
my brain: immediately forgets name
also me: what’s this beer?
bartender: oh it’s [insert name]
my brain: locks name and circumstances of beer into permanent indelible memory banks
— Brendan Palfreyman Esq. (@B_Palfreyman) June 21, 2018
“It us”, as the kids were saying about four years ago.
If I owned a brewery I would simply make the best beers. The public couldn’t help but buy them from me and I would make a lot of money. It’s very easy when you think about it.
— Luke Robertson (@AleOfATime) July 5, 2018
Well, he’s not wrong.
12. Thinking up time
We need to invent a hand-signal – something less confrontational than ✋or 🖕- to get bar staff in craft beer spots to just step the fuck back a minute. Can I read the board? Can I scan the taps? Before you start pumping me with questions and advice. It’s exhausting.
— Tony Naylor (@naylor_tony) July 17, 2018
Not everybody agreed with the sentiment expressed here.
13. On the up
Enjoying a beverage at a bar where the barman reliably informs me that Fullers are ‘getting better’and ‘trying to get into craft’.
John had to drag me out.
— Charlie (@craftybeeress) July 22, 2018
There’s hope for them yet.
— Simon James (@Gueuzel) August 12, 2018
15. Am I bothered?
Brewers: Untappd is a pointless App, shouldn’t exist and its users are idiots.
Also Brewers: Best check all the comments on Untappd, which I definitely don’t care about, and complain about them on a different App
— Mark Johnson 🐶🐱🐔🐣 (@MarkNJohnson) August 21, 2018
Sharp aftertaste, slightly sour, 2 stars.
16. The Old House at Home
Ellison Hoover, “McSorley’s,” ca. 1935. Museum of the City of New York. pic.twitter.com/Uit7OCeyOk
— Beer in Art (@Beer_in_Art) September 4, 2018
This account is Evan Rail’s therapeutic side project. Give it a follow.
17. There’s a man down the pub swears he’s Elvis
A touch of Hollywood glamour in Salford: entrance to the Royal Arms in Irlam pic.twitter.com/pYJ6vujdKZ
— Paul Dobraszczyk (@dobraszczyk) September 16, 2018
Paul’s website is a fantastic resource – check it out.
We’ll never know this woman’s name, but I raise my bottle of beer to her. (New York Times, 1896) pic.twitter.com/G1M5VVYLYo
— Undine (@HorribleSanity) January 19, 2018
“.…mounted her wheel…”
19. A chance of meatballs
Amazing new bottle shop in Birstall – loads of funky looking new beers that I’ve never even heard of! pic.twitter.com/YlU5Uu10l4
— Zak Avery (@ZakAvery) February 15, 2018
Sign of the times.
20. And one of our own
This from 1958 is *very* tempting as a new profile picture. pic.twitter.com/Nd6SYhB9xi
— Boak and Bailey (@BoakandBailey) July 17, 2018
There’s one more round-up to come this year – our ‘best of us’ post where we flag the favourite bits of our own writing. That should land… tomorrow, maybe? Or Sunday.