Wednesday, 22 May 2013

To the Light.

The light that burns twice as bright, burns half as long. And you have burned so very very brightly.

Rest in peace, Scooper. I'm going to miss you brother, you will always be an honorary Womble!

I will be raising a glass of Orval to Simon on Saturday at 5pm at The Rake, I hope those of you in London will join me, lets celebrate someone who was truly a reminder that beer should be fun!

I know the Sheffield Tap are doing something similar, as are a couple of people in North Bar in Leeds so if you're in the vicinity raise a toast to his genius at 5pm and lets be united in being thankful that he was with us at all!

If you're in another part of the world lets hashtag the #scooper at 5pm.

Love, peace and motherfucking chicken grease.

G x


dredpenguin said...

I will be in Brugges but will do my best to find a bar with Orval at the same time

rabidbarfly said...

Good man, Gregg.

JamesB said...

I regret drinking my last Orval on Monday now, but I'll be picking some up tomorrow and raising one to the Legend at 5:30 in Chester.

A sad loss to everyone.

RIP Scoop.

daly's travels said...

Will probably be in Popperinge, will raise a Hommel Bier or two...

HackneyHaz said...

I am going to try and get to The Rake - have a wedding to get to later but reckon I can squeeze one in.


Zak Avery said...

I'm not sure that I subscribe to the whole "light that burns twice as bright" school of though. I think it's more the case that when you see someone burning at half their potential brightnes, it just feels as though they are around for twice as long as you'd like them to be.

Either way, we've lost a diamond.

rabidbarfly said...

I'll get me coat.

Professor Pie-Tin said...

Hi Glyn,
Raise a pint for me today if you would.
I never met Simon but I found his blog highly amusing and read it all the time.
So young to go so suddenly.

rabidbarfly said...

Will do, Prof. :)

Max said...

Mikkeller 1000IBU raised 5pm Saturday, WA time... No Orval to hand

rabidbarfly said...

Good on you Max! My Jaipurs and Orvals we bang on form. bloody great send off beers!