This Sunday, 20th June, I'm at the Cheltenham Food and Drink Festival, ostensibly talking around the theme 'In Search of the World's Best Beers. I'll have beers including Otley O-Garden (last week voted Champion Beer of Wales), Harviestoun Ola Dubh and Goose Island IPA, and I'll be reading passages from or talking about all three books. Talk starts at 1.30pm on Sunday, and if you fancy making a weekend of it you can listen to Ben McFarland talking about the world's best beers on Saturday, and after me on Sunday afternoon Adrian Tierney-Jones talking about Cotswold beers to try before you die.
I'm spending next weekend in Brighton and surrounding areas, courtesy of the fine people at Dark Star. At 4pm on Saturday 26th we'll be converging on the Duke of Wellington pub on Brighton Road in Shoreham for a talk about Hops and Glory and IPA. What better excuse to tuck into a dazzling array of IPAs, both 'genuine' and 'modern'?
There will be more events to be announced. Another one already confirmed for later in the summer, I'm incredibly proud to have been asked to do the Edinburgh International Book Festival. I'll be there on Tuesday 24th August at 8.30pm.
Books beer and - hopefully - balmy sunshine. Can life be any better?