Last day of the first month of the Beer for the Year 365 challenge today. It has been a pretty good month. Including the beer that I will have later courtesy of BeerBods, Stringers Dry Stout, I will have had 43 different beers in January, 12 beers ahead of a beer a day. As a Scientist, I know that my fellow Scientists, particularly the Biologists, love statistics. So I thought for this post I would prepare and show some stats for the last month.
Number of new beers tasted: 25/43 58%
Number of beers tasted before: 18/43 42%
Most number of beers in one night: 5
Number of lagers: 10/43 23%
Challenge progress: 43/365 12%
Favourite new beer: Saltaire’s Triple Chocoholic
Favourite old beer: Youngs Winter Warmer and Abingdon Bridge
Reflecting on the last month of beer and the availability of beers, I really cannot see that there will be a problem getting hold of and trying 365 different beers (well, another 322). There are plenty to be had at local shops and supermarkets or in local pubs. A weekend away to another place in the UK or abroad will give plenty of opportunity to try beers from other places. Then there is the Beer festivals, the holy grail of getting to meet new beers. An article I was reading the other day said that there were around 1000 regular breweries in the UK serving around 5000 different kinds of beer. That is a lot of beer. So with that in mind I cannot imagine where I could go wrong!