. . . . and will be catching up with Brad's summer reading list here shortly.
But in the mean time. . .
While posting on my Loghead blog page about one of my favorite summer beverages, The Shandy, I came across an unlikely Sherlockian connection.
I always love when I find some connection between Sherlock Holmes and beer, and have many times made that the theme of my presentations.
This time the connection comes from Mr. BSI himself ( no, not Brad ) Mr. Christopher Morley;
In a 1918 compendium of essays collected, appropriately enough, under the title Shandygaff, the American novelist and poet Christopher Morley wrote, "[It's] a very refreshing drink…commonly drunk by the lower classes in England, and by…newspaper men, journalists, and prizefighters." source
And I fit perfectly into his described demographic.
Over here in the US, my family has been responsible for teaching many bartenders our recipe.
There are several breweries over here in the US that now bottle a summer brew called the Shandy.