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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Me and Mr Flintoff


Can I just say, it was him, not me, who insisted on this photo being taken and then tweeted it to his half a million followers.

He describes himself as 'currently unemployed', and gave a strong impression that 'beer writer' would be a good place to go.

Freddie Flintoff: "So how do you get to be a beer writer then?"

Me: "Well I was really shit at sport..."

Thanks to Thwaites for taking me to the cricket, introducing me to Freddie, and blowing me away with an amazing range of limited edition beers that any young buck micro would be proud of.

16 comments:

Eddie86 said...

How bloody tall is he?!

Sid Boggle said...

Eddie: Is that a polite way of asking how short Pete is? ;-)

Neil, Eating isn't Cheating said...

You sell out! Just kidding.

Freddie seems like such a genuine bloke, glad to hear he was the same in person.

Very jealous Pete. Sounds like a great day

Australian beers said...

he he.. both are nice one is tall one is short and fat. matching combination...

Pete Brown said...

Look you bastards, Freddie is seven and a half feet tall and he wears lifts in his shoes. And I was in my stocking feet. And I was crouching. And he was standing on a box. OK?

Triple fff Brewer said...

And the box was in a ditch I suppose?

Neil, Eating isn't Cheating said...

He's 6'4".... I'm 6'3" so if we ever meet you'd better pack the cuban heels!

;-)

Is Freddie in to good beer then, what was his association with Thwaites?

Barm said...

What's this post about? I have no idea who this guy is.

Pete Brown said...

Barm - no idea who which guy is? The tall one or the short fat one?

Pete Brown said...

Neil, Freddie is into beer. I think he perhaps has a different threshold for what constitutes 'good' beer, and is perhaps more generous with his application of that label than some of us, though that should not be read as a criticism of Thwaites - the new beers they gave us yesterday, from their seasonal range, were without exception excellent by any standards.

arn said...

care to comment on the third label to this post? !

Pete Brown said...

Arn, I was very, very drunk.

Birkonian said...

Freddie Flintoff can often be found enjoying a few(!) pints with mates at small cricket grounds in Cheshire. The important thing is that he is receptive to real ale and his association with Thwaites' does the real ale cause no harm at all.

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Leigh said...

hahaha, I saw this on Twitter!

The Tame Lion said...

Wow! Wow!
~COOL~