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WRITER, CONSULTANT AND BROADCASTER SPECIALISING IN BEER, PUBS AND CIDER. BEER WRITER OF THE YEAR 2009 AND 2012

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Friday, 6 August 2010

Eyes down for a full house!

It's just a bit of fun, OK?

Have had a rollicking time at the Great British Beer festival this week.  Curiously I haven't actually been drinking that much beer: had lots of meetings, work presentations and chats around the festival venue, and in between them was greeted by loads of people wanting to say hello, have their copies of Hops and Glory signed and stuff.  Absolutely wonderful and quite humbling, but also utterly knackering over the course of three days.

Anyway, between all the handshaking I've been keeping myself amused with a new game I invented called GBBF bingo.  I've been posting sights you often see at beer festivals, and asking people to tweet photographic evidence of them if they spot them.  The person who discovers the most gets a pint from me - a full house gets a signed set of my books.  Or just the pint if you'd prefer.

With two days of GBBF to go, the Twitter leader has a mere two.  So I've gathered the 'numbers' together and designed my own bingo card, below.  If you're going to GBBF today or tomorrow, print this off and take it with you, capture the evidence, and you could win fantastic prizes!

11 comments:

BeerReviewsAndy said...

Im not sure taking a pic of a bloke at a urinal is agreat idea......

Tandleman said...

Well I've seen the lot, but I am working there all week and though that gives me inside info, I claim the prize. I've got all your books, though and I doubt if your esteemed signature will make carrying them around worth it, so a pint it is Mr Brown.

Sid Boggle said...

I've worked with half of those people. It wouldn't be fair...

"Eddie Rowles" said...

Media types in brown jackets and leather satchels?

Stono said...

well quite Eddie, there seems a very obvious gap in that list. if your poking considerable fun at others expense you ought to be able to at least poke as much fun at yourself to make it fair, else its just plain being mean otherwise.

bazza said...

Funnily enough, I was thinking when I was there on Thursday about the types you always see and how they could be classified.
You've done a great job.
I was looking at one chap in a humungous sized black t-shirt with something about Mordor from Lord of the Rings on it. I remember thinking how he ticked a 'stereotype' box!
Lovely post, smashing blog!

Conan the Librarian™ said...

Do you get a pint if you ARE Gandalf wearing combats and boots?

BLTP said...

yep saw all the "types.why are the tickers (on their precious tables) always so glum looking and or a sleep?
anyway here's my pics no matrix types or bloody leather cowboy hats sadly http://www.flickr.com/photos/bltpicons/4867098556/

"Eddie Rowles" said...

Stono - I have no problem about fun being poked at my appearance - it won't be the first time and won't be the last.

I was working on the BSF and some young scallywags compared me to this chap (from Coheed & Cambria for those not aware of them)

http://blag.ipood.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/x_coheed-cambriaimg_1525.gif

They're not far wrong...

Barm said...

Chap wearing anorak and thick woolly jumper, in August.

Martyn Cornell said...

Wot, no "fat-faced beer writer with greying goatee beard and cream suit reminiscing about what Michael Jackson said to him in the Brugse Beertje in 1989"?