3 Ravens English Extra Special Bitter
A Comfortable Pause / Zara: woollen jumper & jeans, Senso: ankle boots, Morrissey: clutch / James Vincent McMorrow: Hear the Noise that Moves so Soft and Low / Cecil Beaton: Fashion photography
“The 3 Ravens English ESB (Extra Special Bitter) brings with it wonderful English tradition using earthy English hops and grand English malt which instantly transport you to a quaint English pub resting on the edge of the village green, a fire blazing and good, proper conversation.”
Life can pass by in a whirlwind; a flurry of activity that can sometimes feel like you are on a speeding locomotive without any sign of a station to offer a relieving pause. We move at pace, always somewhere to go, someone to see, something to do. 140 hastily typed characters or a light-hearted, surface level status update often are the depth of our conversations with our friends and family.
It’s the quiet moments when we are able to find the space to pop a comma into the craziness of life; when we have the opportunity to take a deep breath, that enable us to maintain a level of equilibrium in our lives. And… it’s about consciously inserting these junctures at regular intervals into life, appreciating the fresh air in our lungs and simply stepping aside and letting our world pass by for a time. The 3 Ravens English ESB (Extra Special Bitter) is indeed a special beer and is certainly a beer that is an enabler to stopping, smiling and appreciating that your world actually is also kinda special. It brings with it wonderful English tradition using earthy English hops and grand English malt which instantly transport you to a quaint English pub resting on the edge of the village green, a fire blazing and good, proper conversation. It’s soothing and calming in its impeccable, medium-bodied balance and a brilliant drop to stop, savour and think about your beautiful life.
It’s an oversize, fluffy Zara woolen jumper and comfortable, well-worn jeans, it’s taking a quiet stroll in Senso boots and adding a little bling with a Morrissey clutch for this special time out. It’s listening carefully to James Vincent McMorrow’s noises that move soft and slow, and then listening again even more carefully. It’s quietly admiring the beautiful fashion photography of Englishman Cecil Beaton and his poignant portraits of Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe.
Photos by Tania Gray