A blur of a summer is over, at least as measured by the school calender. A busy summer didn't mean a shortage of beer. I had some good beers (and a few mediocre ones) that I'll discuss in upcoming posts. I spent two weeks early in the summer in England and France, mainly London and Paris, but didn't have a real memorable beer. I've read that London's craft beer scene is booming, but I didn't really find it (or have the time to search it out), and the best I can say about beer in Paris is that I discovered the lovely Chablis. That's a bit unfair and condescending, I did drink beer in France, every restaurant seemed to have Stella or 1664 - a macro, pilsner type beer - which won't fire up the beer geeks but that sure hit the spot on a hot day. Glad to get back to the blog, and here is a picture of a glass of Duval, enjoyed from my St. Germain hotel balcony.