For the early part of this summer as the temperatures plummeted, hot chocolate or even Horlicks might have been a reasonable request, but with the higher temperatures of recent days an injection of restorative coolant is generally required. Over the years FB's preferences and tastes have changed. Many brews have come and gone as fashion and the market weave their fickle spells. It would be a nostalgic journey beyond anyone's patience to name them all. Instead, here are his present 3 favourite refreshers:
Deuchars IPA - always the first choice beer for FB, a premium product - although similar products from some of Scotland's smaller breweries such as Harviestoun's Bitter and Twisted and Cairngorm's Trade Winds can also do the job.
Redd's Raspberry Beer - from Poland, and so not developed with the cricketer in mind. Not available in any clubhouse that FB has been allowed into, but this is a masterpiece - can be got in Polish delis down Leith Walk - worth the journey. Demand it of your clubmaster now.
And sometimes a glass of cold water does just as well................