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Title: Beer
Post by: 4D on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 16:09:00
Has anyone tried Doombar? On sale in a local pub near me,  I am getting a taste for real ales again,  wondered if it's a good un?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 16:29:39
Has anyone tried Doombar? On sale in a local pub near me,  I am getting a taste for real ales again,  wondered if it's a good un?

Cornwall used to be an ale desert, until Doom Bar was sold by Sharp's micro in the 90's, it did well, thus enabling the founder to sell to an American multi national....good enough reason for me not to buy it. 


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: scillyred on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 16:29:50
Local to me -  :nod:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 16:33:07
Cornwall used to be an ale desert, until Doom Bar was sold by Sharp's micro in the 90's, it did well, thus enabling the founder to sell to an American multi national....good enough reason for me not to buy it. 

Pretty much everywhere up here, I wondered why. The London lads who like real ales drink it, not tried it myself though.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 16:37:23
Cornwall used to be an ale desert, until Doom Bar was sold by Sharp's micro in the 90's, it did well, thus enabling the founder to sell to an American multi national....good enough reason for me not to buy it. 

Never knew that. Doom bar used to be one of those rarity ales but now it's more popular than Stella which takes the shine of it.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: reeves4england on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 16:39:17
Doom Bar is lovely. Was surprised to see it in bottles in the supermarket recently, but Reg has explained that one!

Got a bottle of Old Peculiar knocking around in the kitchen, but I'm driving the next 4 evenings so it's going to have to stay put. Looking forward to that one.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: smalltowngypsymassacre on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 16:39:56
It's alright, not one of the best though. Timmy Taylor's Landlord is my real ale of choice


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 16:40:09
Pretty much everywhere up here, I wondered why. The London lads who like real ales drink it, not tried it myself though.

The whole point of the 70's started CAMRA thing was to try and keep local diversity against the globalisation tendencies that had emerged during the 60's, In many ways a successful pressure group, but very difficult to fly in the face of prevailing trends...ale is again seen as an old farts drink, just as well there's still plenty of us around with grey pounds.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: ghanimah on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 16:44:44
The whole point of the 70's started CAMRA thing was to try and keep local diversity against the globalisation tendencies that had emerged during the 60's, In many ways a successful pressure group, but very difficult to fly in the face of prevailing trends...ale is again seen as an old farts drink, just as well there's still plenty of us around with grey pounds.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2527991/Could-BEER-replace-wine-UKs-festive-tipple-choice-Sales-real-ale-triple-run-Christmas.html... there's always hope (http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2010/sep/12/real-ale-beer-sales-rise)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: DMR on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 16:49:14
Not drinking an ale that you like, just because it's now everywhere, is akin to not shagging a fit bird just because there's been a few lads in there before you.



Title: Re: Beer
Post by: wiggy on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 16:57:42
There are so many breweries in Wiltshire that you should be able to find a good range of good, local beer.

Plain Ales in Warminster are making some great stuff which pops up in good free houses - Indulgence is my favourite, a top ten beer.
Three Castles near Pewsey, Stonehenge in Netheravon, Box Steam in Box and Moles all do great beer.

Surely a pub in Calne stocks Abbey Ales - Bellringer is a great for as session.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 17:13:55
Not drinking an ale that you like, just because it's now everywhere, is akin to not shagging a fit bird just because there's been a few lads in there before you.



It's a fair point, but I've never developed a taste for Doom Bar, even when being flogged for £2:50 in the Steam relatively recently....sloppy seconds after DMR  :no:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: wiggy on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 17:19:52
It's a fair point, but I've never developed a taste for Doom Bar, even when being flogged for £2:50 in the Steam relatively recently....sloppy seconds after DMR  :no:

I have always thought that Cornish beer doesn't travel very well (and neither does scottish beer). For me, Doombar has a sort of tinny taste.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 17:20:52
Hope (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2527991/Could-BEER-replace-wine-UKs-festive-tipple-choice-Sales-real-ale-triple-run-Christmas.html)... there's always hope (http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2010/sep/12/real-ale-beer-sales-rise)

The first article although on the surface encouraging, is perhaps just an indicator that the young don't go to pubs much other than for a weekend binge, the second is a bit out of date, but you're right let's hope...


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 17:27:38
I have always thought that Cornish beer doesn't travel very well (and neither does scottish beer). For me, Doombar has a sort of tinny taste.

I've always thought most ale doesn't travel well....back in the 70's I was convinced that 6X suffered on the bumpy and bendy 361 from Devizes to OT.

To get it at its best, should be within horse drawn dray distance of the Waddy's brewery.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 17:47:54
I've always thought most ale doesn't travel well....back in the 70's I was convinced that 6X suffered on the bumpy and bendy 361 from Devizes to OT.

To get it at its best, should be within horse drawn dray distance of the Waddy's brewery.
There is no doubt that 6X is best enjoyed inside the confines of Devizes, it does not travel well at all.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 18:11:35
There is no doubt that 6X is best enjoyed inside the confines of Devizes, it does not travel well at all.

I had a regard for Morrell's, despite it being brewed in Oxford. So it was a disappointment when it went west at the back end of the 90's and ended up in Greene King's orbit....it was doubly disappointing, because I used to go to a very nice Greene King pub, in rural Hertfordshire, when visiting the then outlaws, and looked forward to a pint or more of Abbot. As ever with these things when the company goes for bulk, the product suffers.

Morland's which went around the same time was also a sad loss


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Honkytonk on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 18:37:56
Interesting to note- reading the industry sales magazine today at work, they were advertising a 'name your own beer' service. You get a barrel of ale they're trying to shift (if I remember correctly some 3.6% northern pisswater) and they send you a pump clip with your chosen name on it.

So if you feel interested to try that professional-looking beer named after the place you're in, think twice.

(I know they do this all the time, but thought people would like to know they're doing a fresh round of it)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: fatbasher on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 18:42:09
Has anyone tried Doombar? On sale in a local pub near me,  I am getting a taste for real ales again,  wondered if it's a good un?

Yes. Been seeing it quite regularly around and about.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Not that Nice If I'm Honest on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 19:30:50
Hope (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2527991/Could-BEER-replace-wine-UKs-festive-tipple-choice-Sales-real-ale-triple-run-Christmas.html)... there's always hope (http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2010/sep/12/real-ale-beer-sales-rise)

The picture used to describe a 3 fold increase in real ale sales, is a girl drinking lager ?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Not that Nice If I'm Honest on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 19:34:29
I had a regard for Morrell's, despite it being brewed in Oxford. So it was a disappointment when it went west at the back end of the 90's and ended up in Greene King's orbit....it was doubly disappointing, because I used to go to a very nice Greene King pub, in rural Hertfordshire, when visiting the then outlaws, and looked forward to a pint or more of Abbot. As ever with these things when the company goes for bulk, the product suffers.

Morland's which went around the same time was also a sad loss

I lived in Wantage for years - the thought of Morlands sends a shiver up my spine.

Horrible piss, but just about the only thing available


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: wiggy on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 19:38:53
I've always thought most ale doesn't travel well....back in the 70's I was convinced that 6X suffered on the bumpy and bendy 361 from Devizes to OT.

To get it at its best, should be within horse drawn dray distance of the Waddy's brewery.

I am going to a Waddies pub in Devizes tomorrow night where the beer is awful - I just think 6X is a hard beer to keep.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Batch on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 19:43:13
There is no doubt that 6X is best enjoyed inside the confines of Devizes, it does not travel well at all.

I agree with that to an extent, but it is possible to get a good pint of 6X outside Wilts. The Millstone in Basingstoke used to do a top pint of 6X, tapped straight into the barrel.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Family at War on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 19:56:54
'I lived in Wantage for years - the thought of Morlands sends a shiver up my spine'

I lived in Wantage till I was 16 and my Dad's business partner used to take him to the Comrades Club by Alfredian Park, he always reckoned Morlands had been through somebody once.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: LucienSanchez on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 19:58:11
6x is pretty good all over Wiltshire for me.

As far as Cornish beers go, I prefer a Tribute to a Doom Bar.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Honkytonk on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 19:59:46
6x is pretty good all over Wiltshire for me.

As far as Cornish beers go, I prefer a Tribute to a Doom Bar.

Yep, St. Austell's stuff has been superior ever since Doom got bought by the Yanks.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: wiggy on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 20:17:43
Yep, St. Austell's stuff has been superior ever since Doom got bought by the Yanks.

Do St Austells still make 4X Mild? Lovely stuff that we used to drink when camping on Dartmoor.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Pete on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 20:40:43
I had a regard for Morrell's, despite it being brewed in Oxford. So it was a disappointment when it went west at the back end of the 90's and ended up in Greene King's orbit....it was doubly disappointing, because I used to go to a very nice Greene King pub, in rural Hertfordshire, when visiting the then outlaws, and looked forward to a pint or more of Abbot. As ever with these things when the company goes for bulk, the product suffers.

Morland's which went around the same time was also a sad loss

Was the pint of 'wood' at the Beehive Morrells? Back in the 80s and 90s? I'm sure it was a Morrells pub back then. Nice pint.

The best place for Morlands was the Brewery Tap in Abingdon. I'm not sure if the pub is still there or the brewery, it was back in the 80s/90s when I was last there.

My local has started selling Tribute. Lovely pint.



Title: Re: Beer
Post by: 4D on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 20:42:46
Talking of Waddies (Wiggy), have you tried the Swordfish yet? 5.0%  :pint:. It's on in my local, but I'll save that for a weekend  :)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: wiggy on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 20:57:44
Talking of Waddies (Wiggy), have you tried the Swordfish yet? 5.0%  :pint:. It's on in my local, but I'll save that for a weekend  :)

I have tried all of their beers, my favourites are IPA (still can't bring myself to call it Henry's) and Horizon in the summer.

I am one of their tour guides!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: LucienSanchez on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 21:01:44
The Waddies brewery tour is great! Proper 'no frills', loads of tasty ales to try, and bite in The Crown after... value!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: 4D on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 21:22:23
Just cracked the top off a bottle of hobgoblin


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: THE FLASH on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 21:26:07
I prefer Tribute to Doombar and my all time favourite is Cornish Knocker by Skinners...better on draught but I have to make do with my brother getting me some from the Spar in Dobwalls.

I shit you not but my old man went on a tour of Waddys brewery and they were brewing Doombar in there...demand thing I suppose...under liscence.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 21:50:18
Was the pint of 'wood' at the Beehive Morrells? Back in the 80s and 90s? I'm sure it was a Morrells pub back then. Nice pint.

The best place for Morlands was the Brewery Tap in Abingdon. I'm not sure if the pub is still there or the brewery, it was back in the 80s/90s when I was last there.

My local has started selling Tribute. Lovely pint.



Yep...Morrell's also used to do a strong brew called College....Reilly refused to stock it on draught as he reckoned it was a fighting beer, sought it out one night in The Prince of Wales with a couple of mates, when the Prince had a couple of year lease with Morrell's....ended the night in a wild west style punch up. Morland's went in about 1990, but Greene King picked up Old Speckled Hen.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Peter Gibbons on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 22:34:08
I prefer Tribute to Doombar and my all time favourite is Cornish Knocker by Skinners...better on draught but I have to make do with my brother getting me some from the Spar in Dobwalls.

I shit you not but my old man went on a tour of Waddys brewery and they were brewing Doombar in there...demand thing I suppose...under liscence.

Betty Stogs is another good Skinner's ale and gets my vote for best Cornish ale.  I would prefer a Cornish Coaster but I've learnt today that it's an American beer (cheers Reg).


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, February 28, 2014, 08:43:47
I prefer Tribute to Doombar and my all time favourite is Cornish Knocker by Skinners...better on draught but I have to make do with my brother getting me some from the Spar in Dobwalls.

I shit you not but my old man went on a tour of Waddys brewery and they were brewing Doombar in there...demand thing I suppose...under liscence.
Tribute gives me the shits. True story.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Honkytonk on Friday, February 28, 2014, 10:39:11
Cornish Knocker is another cracking beer. I don't know what it is about the cornish recently but their beer is pretty much all brilliant.

Doom Bar being produced under license elsewhere is part of the reason it's gone downhill. The ingredients may well be the same (or similar), but the end product is just not...

The St. Austell Brewery tour is a very interesting thing, and I'd advise anyone who happens to be in the area to go on it, especially if the weather's a bit shit and there's not much else to do. One of the few gravity-fed breweries left.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, February 28, 2014, 11:41:45
Cornish Knocker is another cracking beer. I don't know what it is about the cornish recently but their beer is pretty much all brilliant.

Doom Bar being produced under license elsewhere is part of the reason it's gone downhill. The ingredients may well be the same (or similar), but the end product is just not...

The St. Austell Brewery tour is a very interesting thing, and I'd advise anyone who happens to be in the area to go on it, especially if the weather's a bit shit and there's not much else to do. One of the few gravity-fed breweries left.

I've a 1984 CAMRA guide to Cornwall...it starts off by saying Cornwall has 3 breweries...St Austell, Devenish and the wondrous   Blue Anchor in Helston.

Devenish was a Weymouth based outfit with a branch in Redruth which seemed to get stuck between tradition and wanting to go modern, and did neither so disappeared...you could get Devenish in the Steam and Queen's Tap, horrible stuff.

The Blue Anchor laid claim to being the oldest home brewery in the British Isles dating from the 1400's....basically a shed out the back....it produced the legendary Spingo; Spingo special being one of the strongest beers in Britain...and it's still going  :)

A session on the Special, was not for the faint hearted, especially if followed by a nocturnal pedal across Goonhilly Down...

So good to see that St Austell has managed to survive as well by sticking to traditional values.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: london_red on Friday, February 28, 2014, 12:27:30
Tribute gives me the shits. True story.

I've had to stop drinking my preferred London Pride for the same reason  :(

Do like Tribute though, and if we're allowed to move as far afield from Cornwall as Dorset, the Badger Beers (Hall & Woodhouse Brewery) are very good. Fursty Ferret and Hopping Hare particularly.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: mexico red on Friday, February 28, 2014, 12:32:37
I have 3 ales on tap in my pub. Harveys Sussex best, tribute, and jail ale from the dartmoor brewery. It's absolutely delicious!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: timmyg on Friday, February 28, 2014, 13:09:03
Anyone in South London/South-East might have seen CronX beer knocking around.  Their Galaxy IPA is top drawer, and the blonde (Kotchin) is delicious too.

Off to the Red Lion in Cricklade for their Winter Beer Festival tomorrow, their home-brew FlapJack Ale is supposed to be "interesting" so I'm looking forward to trying that.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Empathy Sloth on Friday, February 28, 2014, 18:00:01
Just having some Holsten Premium, it's awful don't buy it.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, February 28, 2014, 19:07:38
I've a 1984 CAMRA guide to Cornwall...it starts off by saying Cornwall has 3 breweries...St Austell, Devenish and the wondrous   Blue Anchor in Helston.

Devenish was a Weymouth based outfit with a branch in Redruth which seemed to get stuck between tradition and wanting to go modern, and did neither so disappeared...you could get Devenish in the Steam and Queen's Tap, horrible stuff.

The Blue Anchor laid claim to being the oldest home brewery in the British Isles dating from the 1400's....basically a shed out the back....it produced the legendary Spingo; Spingo special being one of the strongest beers in Britain...and it's still going  :)

A session on the Special, was not for the faint hearted, especially if followed by a nocturnal pedal across Goonhilly Down...

So good to see that St Austell has managed to survive as well by sticking to traditional values.
I had forgotten all about Devenish, they made some superb steam beers back in the late 80's always on sale in the Queens Tap and a few other pubs in Swindon.

We have a few local breweries here that sell in the local pubs, such as Cotleigh, Moor, Yeovil Ales, Bays but in the main its Exmoor....can't beat 5 or 6 pints of Beast on draught....delicious.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Posh Red on Friday, February 28, 2014, 19:43:25
I miss 6X :(


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: 4D on Friday, February 28, 2014, 19:51:04
I miss 6X :(

I'll have a few for you later  ;)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: leefer on Friday, February 28, 2014, 20:10:01
London Pride and Newcastle Brown for me in bottles.

Wadworths 6X on drought is heavenly.

Though you cannot beat a pint of cold crisp sweet cider in the summer.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Batch on Friday, February 28, 2014, 20:24:34
Can't stand pride, never understood its popularity.

Only found one pint of Arkells I like too, hurricane.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Mother Brown on Friday, February 28, 2014, 21:44:08
Not a beer i know but the worst pint i ever tasted has got to be the lager that Arkells served up in the late 70s/early 80s
Kellar?.
Badger beer comes a very close second imo.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: 4D on Friday, February 28, 2014, 21:44:16
6x has gone from 4.3% to 4.1%. Why?  ???


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: @mwooly63 on Friday, February 28, 2014, 21:46:08
Not a beer i know but the worst pint i ever tasted has got to be the lager that Arkells served up in the late 70s/early 80s
Kellar?.
Badger beer comes a very close second imo.

Arkells lager was rank and was all they sold in their own pubs
Fucking glad when they stopped making it


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Samdy Gray on Friday, February 28, 2014, 22:41:32
Not strictly beer, but I've been on the Thatcher's Gold tonight. Lovely stuff.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Honkytonk on Friday, February 28, 2014, 23:07:02
Badger beer comes a very close second imo.

It's virtually impossible to avoid Badger down here, fucking everywhere. I swear they must let the badgers swim in the bloody vats, not very nice. Their Best's about passable, but as everyone charges upwards of £3.50 for a pint of it they can jog right on.

Not strictly beer, but I've been on the Thatcher's Gold tonight. Lovely stuff.

Bottles superior to draught superior to tins. Not a terribly expensive pint in the right place either. Their Yellow (Or 'Farmhouse' as they renamed it to much grumbling) is a brilliant way to lose motor skills in four pints.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: 4D on Friday, February 28, 2014, 23:47:14
Payday,  and the calne pubs are rammed  :pint:

Edit,  now freezing my tits off on the way home


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: adje on Saturday, March 1, 2014, 14:49:16
Poacher's Choice is my choice.Spitfire down here is the pick of Kent for me


Title: Re:
Post by: london_red on Saturday, March 1, 2014, 15:09:48
Had some Hogs Back last night, local Surrey brewery. Their Traditional English Ale (TEA) very nice


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Mother Brown on Saturday, March 1, 2014, 18:55:42
Is Watneys red barrel or Whitbread trophy still availible ? . . .sorry for the spolling  :-[


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: donkey on Saturday, March 1, 2014, 19:02:43
Is Watneys red barrel or Whitbread trophy still availible ? . . .sorry for the spolling  :-[

Double Diamond?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: kerry red on Saturday, March 1, 2014, 19:09:14
Starlight


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Mother Brown on Saturday, March 1, 2014, 19:19:20
Double Diamond?
Works wonders.
Just  had a bottle,courtesy of Davenports beer at home.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: ghanimah on Saturday, March 1, 2014, 19:30:13
Can't stand pride, never understood its popularity.


Me and you are not going to get on... :)


Title: Re: Re: Re: Beer
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 1, 2014, 19:31:50
Me and you are not going to get on... :)

Was going to say I expected better of you. But.. 

:)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: 4D on Saturday, March 1, 2014, 21:06:36
On the 6x again,  it's weaker but still good  :pint:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: 4D on Saturday, March 1, 2014, 22:00:44
Beer is good


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: @mwooly63 on Saturday, March 1, 2014, 23:25:59
Davenports beer at home.


Blast from the past, used to advertise during sundays " big match " if memory serves correct.
Hugh Johns and his big sheepskin coat
Gary Newbon too IIRC


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: timmyg on Saturday, March 1, 2014, 23:34:54
Just got home from the Red Lion in Cricklade and their Winter Beer festival.  Had some Norwegian nonsense at 11% and had to go home...


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: woolster on Saturday, March 1, 2014, 23:54:58

Blast from the past, used to advertise during sundays " big match " if memory serves correct.
Hugh Johns and his big sheepskin coat
Gary Newbon too IIRC
"beer at home means davenports"


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Hitchinred on Monday, March 3, 2014, 15:33:36

Blast from the past, used to advertise during sundays " big match " if memory serves correct.
Hugh Johns and his big sheepskin coat
Gary Newbon too IIRC

Swindon was always well positioned to pick up different ITV stations and recall Hugh Johns and Gary Newbon fronting ATV's Star Soccer. TVS used to show The Big Match with Brian Moore and I can't remember what the HTV equivalent was.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Chubbs on Monday, March 3, 2014, 15:39:20
Just got home from the Red Lion in Cricklade and their Winter Beer festival.  Had some Norwegian nonsense at 11% and had to go home...
I was there on friday, luckily was driving so only had a couple of halves. but a couple of the guys tried the norwegian one, one of which i was giving a  lift to, safe to say i had to drive home at 20 miles an hour with a few pit stops.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: @mwooly63 on Monday, March 3, 2014, 17:32:39
Swindon was always well positioned to pick up different ITV stations and recall Hugh Johns and Gary Newbon fronting ATV's Star Soccer. TVS used to show The Big Match with Brian Moore and I can't remember what the HTV equivalent was.

Ah Star soccer, thanx for that. Got them mixed up a bit.
Did HTV have an equivalent ? Can't recall one


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: kerry red on Monday, March 3, 2014, 18:52:39
Soccer Sunday wasn't it?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, March 3, 2014, 19:02:02
Soccer Sunday wasn't it?
Soccer Special.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/carousel/ITV/HTV.html


Title: Re:
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, March 3, 2014, 19:08:43
What is this strong Norwegian beer?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: @mwooly63 on Monday, March 3, 2014, 19:12:42
Soccer Special.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/carousel/ITV/HTV.html

Bit of a mish mash of coverage there

Season 1981/82
ITV highlights return to a Sunday afternoon slot for this season.

05/Dec    Swindon Town 0 Bristol City 0 *Crowd trouble caused the first half to end early, with the outstanding time added to the 2nd half

 :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:



Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Mother Brown on Monday, March 3, 2014, 20:57:33
Was "well now" Roger Malone a gas or a slave trader  fan though ? :sherlock:
Impartial . . my ring piece.
Anti Swindon the freckin lot of them.
Anybody remember a programme called "the glory years"?
Was aired the day after Swindon beat Sunderland.
Why didnt they just call it Htv/Points brizzle.
On the subject of beer,whatever happened to Colt 45?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: chalkies_shorts on Monday, March 3, 2014, 21:02:15
Bit of a mish mash of coverage there

Season 1981/82
ITV highlights return to a Sunday afternoon slot for this season.

05/Dec    Swindon Town 0 Bristol City 0 *Crowd trouble caused the first half to end early, with the outstanding time added to the 2nd half

 :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


That was indeed a bad one. Their keeper got hit on the head with a lump of concrete which held the game up for a while. Their fans were particularly bad that day. IIRC both Rovers and Scum were also bad that season as were our lot. 


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: 4D on Monday, March 3, 2014, 21:08:55
I saw RM at a pre season friendly many years ago,  the game was Bristol City v Chelsea


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Mother Brown on Monday, March 3, 2014, 21:16:41
I saw RM at a pre season friendly many years ago,  the game was Bristol City v Chelsea
Nice.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: @mwooly63 on Monday, March 3, 2014, 21:24:50
That was indeed a bad one. Their keeper got hit on the head with a lump of concrete which held the game up for a while. Their fans were particularly bad that day. IIRC both Rovers and Scum were also bad that season as were our lot. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leuXDc9vxQo  


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: 4D on Monday, March 3, 2014, 21:34:05
Ah, the shrivvy. Proper rustic terrace. Loved it.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: timmyg on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 09:52:01
What is this strong Norwegian beer?
To get the thread back on track

From the Nøgne Ø Brewery they had a beer called Sunturnbrew Oaked with a description of:

SUNTURNBREW 26ºP,  50 IBU,  11% ALC/VOL
A beer brewed on the shortest and darkest day of the year.
This monstrous beer with layers and layers of flavor: smoke, vanilla, licorice and sweet malts is what you need to cope with the dark and cold season. Best enjoyed in front of the fireplace while a winter storm is trying to knock down your house.

This smoked Barley Wine is brewed with 30% smoked malt and 20% rye.


It was tasty, I think...


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Empathy Sloth on Saturday, March 8, 2014, 16:16:24
Grimbergen Blonde, fantastic.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Chubbs on Saturday, March 8, 2014, 16:53:59
To get the thread back on track

From the Nøgne Ø Brewery they had a beer called Sunturnbrew Oaked with a description of:

SUNTURNBREW 26ºP,  50 IBU,  11% ALC/VOL
A beer brewed on the shortest and darkest day of the year.
This monstrous beer with layers and layers of flavor: smoke, vanilla, licorice and sweet malts is what you need to cope with the dark and cold season. Best enjoyed in front of the fireplace while a winter storm is trying to knock down your house.

This smoked Barley Wine is brewed with 30% smoked malt and 20% rye.


It was tasty, I think...
i had a sip and i thought it was ok.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 17:36:52
In 'the London pub' in Russell square and they have an Arkells lager called 1843. It's £2.90 a pint.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 17:40:51
Yeovil Beer Festival this weekend, think I may have to catch a lift to sample some delights when I get home from the match with Brentford :)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Mother Brown on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 21:03:08
In 'the London pub' in Russell square and they have an Arkells lager called 1843. It's £2.90 a pint.
If it is the old "Kellar" lager, i would give it a wide berth.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 10:15:39
Not beer, but just bought some British lager brewed here. Meantime pilsner, Camden Hells and a random Scottish one called schiehallion.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 10:28:02
If it is the old "Kellar" lager, i would give it a wide berth.

I have got into trying ales as I have got a bit bored of lager (plus I am getting old!).

Although had a nice pint of Camden beer last night, can't remember the name.

Enjoyed Spring Sprinter last week, nice and light so 7 pints was fairly doable.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 10:28:03
Not beer, but just bought some British lager brewed here. Meantime pilsner, Camden Hells and a random Scottish one called schiehallion.
Harviestoun Brewery make some good beers, you don't get many south of the border but they do an amazing beer thats 9% called Engineers Reserve and Ola Dubh at 8%, lovely but hard to get further than 50 miles from Alloa, unless you order online.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 10:32:37
If it is the old "Kellar" lager, i would give it a wide berth.
Arkells 1843 is a much better lager than the old lagers like Kellar they used to brew, they were vile, but not as vile as McEwans lager which was toxic.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: ExiledEric on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 11:02:43
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Harviestoun Brewery make some good beers, you don't get many south of the border but they do an amazing beer thats 9% called Engineers Reserve and Ola Dubh at 8%, lovely but hard to get further than 50 miles from Alloa, unless you order online.

Was supping red kite ale from the Black Isle brewery in Edinburgh last night.  Lovely amber beer.  Mild laxative qualities though... :cry:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 11:26:16
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Harviestoun Brewery make some good beers, you don't get many south of the border but they do an amazing beer thats 9% called Engineers Reserve and Ola Dubh at 8%, lovely but hard to get further than 50 miles from Alloa, unless you order online.

Was supping red kite ale from the Black Isle brewery in Edinburgh last night.  Lovely amber beer.  Mild laxative qualities though... :cry:
Black Isle brewery beers have the same effect on my bowel as Pickfords.....move anything and fairly quickly.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Honkytonk on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 15:02:05
Odd, I've never had a problem with Black Isle's stuff. Red Kite is gorgeous.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, April 10, 2014, 15:08:00
Odd, I've never had a problem with Black Isle's stuff. Red Kite is gorgeous.
Thats cos you got young robust guts :)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: fatbasher on Friday, April 11, 2014, 00:33:52
Grimbergen Blonde, fantastic.

Fuck me yeah, way to go. Don't tell Reg i like something European will ya?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Honkytonk on Friday, April 11, 2014, 00:51:37
Thats cos you got young robust guts :)

They're also ennured to the delights of rough cider. Who needs a colonic when you can have four pints of Rich's?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, April 11, 2014, 07:18:50
They're also ennured to the delights of rough cider. Who needs a colonic when you can have four pints of Rich's?
Rich's is a fantastic cider and wierdly never had the colonic effect on me, my local is Perry's in Ilminster not as refined as Rich's but just as tasty and a bit cheaper, Bridge Farm is also very good too just outside Yeovil on the A30 at Chinnock.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: ExiledEric on Friday, April 11, 2014, 08:20:36
Odd, I've never had a problem with Black Isle's stuff. Red Kite is gorgeous.

3Bs always gave me problems - even in the halcyon days of my youth.  Remember when it was the guest beer in an Edinburgh boozer (HP Mathers) about 7 or 8 years ago..   :pint:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Honkytonk on Friday, April 11, 2014, 09:51:04
Rich's is a fantastic cider and wierdly never had the colonic effect on me, my local is Perry's in Ilminster not as refined as Rich's but just as tasty and a bit cheaper, Bridge Farm is also very good too just outside Yeovil on the A30 at Chinnock.

To me Rich's has always had a tad of the farmyard about it. They've got a 6,000 gallon vat named after Adge Cutler as well.

Hecks' is good stuff too.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Talk Talk on Friday, April 11, 2014, 10:02:34
From the Nøgne Ø Brewery

If you can get down to a Wetherspoons that has it before the end of the beer festival on Sunday there is a Nøgne Ø brown ale on tap that is completely lovely.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, April 11, 2014, 10:35:45
To me Rich's has always had a tad of the farmyard about it. They've got a 6,000 gallon vat named after Adge Cutler as well.

Hecks' is good stuff too.
Not heard of Hecks, that be a new un on I as they say down here.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Honkytonk on Friday, April 11, 2014, 11:47:27
Not heard of Hecks, that be a new un on I as they say down here.

It's over near Street.

There's a great traditional cider maker whose name utterly escapes me for the moment, where you basically go in, pay £15, and get a good ploughmans lunch, and as much as you can drink from their 6/7 varieties.

I forgot who it's by, but Moonshine is a cracking pint. Crystal clear and strong as fuck.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, April 11, 2014, 12:10:28
It's over near Street.

There's a great traditional cider maker whose name utterly escapes me for the moment, where you basically go in, pay £15, and get a good ploughmans lunch, and as much as you can drink from their 6/7 varieties.

I forgot who it's by, but Moonshine is a cracking pint. Crystal clear and strong as fuck.

Moonshine is Lilleys from Frome, I love Lilleys ciders.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Honkytonk on Friday, April 11, 2014, 12:27:07
Moonshine is Lilleys from Frome, I love Lilleys ciders.

That's the biscuit. Their Bee Sting is pretty great too for a Pear cider. Do they own Henry Westons or am I not remembering stuff right?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, April 11, 2014, 12:55:41
That's the biscuit. Their Bee Sting is pretty great too for a Pear cider. Do they own Henry Westons or am I not remembering stuff right?
I don't think they own Westons but I could be wrong.

Bee Sting is my wifes favourite perry, we always get a few gallons in over Christmas, sweet but very drinkable.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Talk Talk on Thursday, April 24, 2014, 17:52:20
If you can get down to a Wetherspoons that has it before the end of the beer festival on Sunday there is a Nøgne Ø brown ale on tap that is completely lovely.

Went through Gatwick yesterday, stopped in the Wetherspoons and was delighted to see that they still had some of this left. Big mistake, absolutely horrid. Flat, warm and dull, definitely festival left overs.

 :yuck:

Still, I'm going to bring some bottles of it back with me tomorrow  :pint:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: 4D on Thursday, April 24, 2014, 19:08:00
Calne beer festival on Saturday at the Woodlands club  :pint:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: 4D on Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:27:36
From noon to 11pm. 20 different ales.  :beers:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Dostoyevsky on Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:31:52
Thanks for the notice, will be there with my entourage.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bogus Dave on Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:34:43
You're a one man entourage


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Dostoyevsky on Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:37:15
I tend to gather followers along the way, look for the huddle at The Woodlands and i'll be in the thick of it, come introduce yourself and we'll get on famously  :beers:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: london_red on Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:42:37
I tend to gather followers along the way, look for the huddle at The Woodlands and i'll be in the thick of it, come introduce yourself and we'll get on famously  :beers:

Picture the huddle a bit like this

(http://media.modbee.com/smedia/2011/03/21/17/LIVE_p0321_21woassault2.aurora_standalone.prod_affiliate.11.jpg)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Talk Talk on Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:47:30
Picture the huddle a bit like this

(http://media.modbee.com/smedia/2011/03/21/17/LIVE_p0321_21woassault2.aurora_standalone.prod_affiliate.11.jpg)

They are going to draft in cop reserves with guns from the States specially for this beer festival? Wow. That really must be an edgy event.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Dostoyevsky on Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:48:43
 :D That could be me, I like a tight white shirt tucked into a pair of denims. Let's do this, The TownEnd descends on The Woodlands. I'm relishing this one. Whilst we're on the subject of boozers, please turn the music down in the Tap and Barrell, it's too effing loud on matchdays.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Dostoyevsky on Friday, April 25, 2014, 10:50:06
Talk Talk, I love that avatar, I wish she was my bitch, Chez Dostoyevsky needs a good woman


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Abrahammer on Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:06:23
Just take some Rohypnol with you tomorrow, jobs a good'un


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Dostoyevsky on Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:11:36
Just take some Rohypnol with you tomorrow, jobs a good'un

These real ale women aren't a pretty picture, i'll save the Rohypnol for The Pink Rooms.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Talk Talk on Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:26:47
Talk Talk, I love that avatar, I wish she was my bitch, Chez Dostoyevsky needs a good woman

Damn, I can't find the original, only a censored version. Well I guess it's a bit NSFW anyway. For your viewing pleasure, Dossy:

(http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/BEER_3dad4d_135706.jpg)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Dostoyevsky on Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:30:48
I could give her a good scrubbing down. I would be a very contented person  :nod:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:31:43
Had Alfa, Fix, Mythos, Efes and Efes Malt this week. The malt probably shades it.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Talk Talk on Friday, April 25, 2014, 11:53:42
Had Alfa, Fix, Mythos, Efes and Efes Malt this week. The malt probably shades it.

No Friday quiz  :(

But I guess you are enjoying your beer instead  :)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:00:49
No Friday quiz  :(

But I guess you are enjoying your beer instead  :)

Afraid not but maybe I'll post the questions on Monday when back at work if I got sent them.

And yes, definitely enjoying the beers!! :)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: 4D on Friday, April 25, 2014, 20:50:15
I should be on commission. I've been telling everyone about the calne beer festival,  none of them knew it was on


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Friday, April 25, 2014, 21:42:32
Not 'beer' as such...anyone tried Jeremiah Weed Sour Mash?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Talk Talk on Thursday, June 12, 2014, 23:20:56
Damn, I can't find the original, only a censored version. Well I guess it's a bit NSFW anyway. For your viewing pleasure, Dossy:

(http://static.fjcdn.com/pictures/BEER_3dad4d_135706.jpg)

Ah, I stumbled across her nip nops. Erm, I mean the original. All yours Dossy.

(http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp99/swindon_alan/harleybeer.jpg)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Friday, August 1, 2014, 15:38:24
I think I'm getting a bit old because I am loving the ale, lagers and ciders from marks and Spencers at the moment. They re doing some cracking drink, with good snacks as well!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: LucienSanchez on Friday, August 1, 2014, 15:41:07
Talking of snacks, my favourite accompaniment at the moment are Snyders Pretzel Pieces... the spicy buffalo wing or jalapeno ones being particularly good

(http://www.scorchio.co.uk/images/snyders-buffalo-pretzels.jpg)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: kerry red on Friday, August 1, 2014, 15:41:43
Have you tried the Devon Farmhouse Cider - the best I have ever tasted.

Crisp and fresh and made for Summer


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: kerry red on Friday, August 1, 2014, 15:43:41
Ah, I stumbled across her nip nops. Erm, I mean the original. All yours Dossy.

(http://i401.photobucket.com/albums/pp99/swindon_alan/harleybeer.jpg)

No guesses how, or where, she opens her bottle of Bud


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Friday, August 1, 2014, 16:40:31
Have you tried the Devon Farmhouse Cider - the best I have ever tasted.

Crisp and fresh and made for Summer

I bought that today. The fucking sun isn't out though, so typical British summer cider!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Stevens on Friday, August 1, 2014, 17:19:30
My old tipple use to be a pint of Courage Best, unfortunately it's hard to find these days, especially a good pint.
Directors, Tanglefoot and Tribute all good ales.
Into ciders at the moment drinking a lot of Thatchers Gold down my local and somehow got into Stella Cidre at home, goes down very nicely in these hot nights.

A lot of locals seemed to have got rid of the old favourites like local bitters and your norm lagers Kronenberg and Stella and brought loads of crap shit on draft - Becks, San Miguel, Bud, Poroni for instance (not sure if my spelling is correct on some of those beers) and up the charge by 30/40p a pint for the luxury of having them.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Honkytonk on Friday, August 1, 2014, 17:44:27
A lot of pubs are tied - we have three lagers on tap, two of which (Becks and San Miguel) are tied. On our third we basically have a choice between cheap piss or expensive piss, and as we're a business in a difficult marketplace trying to make a profit, guess what the choice is.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Flashheart on Friday, August 1, 2014, 18:15:56
I treated myself to some Thatchers Gold when I was a away the other day. It's not often one comes across such things out here, thoroughly enjoyed it.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Honkytonk on Friday, August 1, 2014, 18:24:55
I treated myself to some Thatchers Gold when I was a away the other day. It's not often one comes across such things out here, thoroughly enjoyed it.

It's the best mass-produced stuff out there. You get a changing taste barrel to barrel.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: suttonred on Friday, August 1, 2014, 19:11:59
A lot of pubs are tied - we have three lagers on tap, two of which (Becks and San Miguel) are tied. On our third we basically have a choice between cheap piss or expensive piss, and as we're a business in a difficult marketplace trying to make a profit, guess what the choice is.

Piss?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Honkytonk on Friday, August 1, 2014, 23:16:20
Piss?

Lager in this country is piss, no matter how you slice it.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Saturday, August 2, 2014, 05:40:18
Lager in this country is piss, no matter how you slice it.

I'd disagree. There are a lot of craft brewers out there that produce some good drink. Camden brewery and meantime being prime examples.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Honkytonk on Saturday, August 2, 2014, 09:18:38
I'd disagree. There are a lot of craft brewers out there that produce some good drink. Camden brewery and meantime being prime examples.

Perhaps I was too expansive - mainstream lager in this country is piss.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: kerry red on Saturday, August 2, 2014, 10:11:31
Scottish craft lager is decent enough - although in this case craft stands for

'cant remember a fucking thing'


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: pumbaa on Monday, August 11, 2014, 20:02:44
I treated myself to some Thatchers Gold when I was a away the other day. It's not often one comes across such things out here, thoroughly enjoyed it.

Herein lies the joy of living about 5 miles away from their brewery!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Talk Talk on Monday, August 11, 2014, 21:36:28
Norwegian Nøgne Ø Imperial Stout. Fucking lethal. 9% madness and sold in 500ml bottles.

(http://www.nogne-o.com/images/thebeers/Bottles/impstout.jpg)

http://www.nogne-o.com/year-round-production/imperial-stout.html (http://www.nogne-o.com/year-round-production/imperial-stout.html)

Seriously, everybody who likes ale needs to try this once. Or maybe twice. Or three times...


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Monday, August 11, 2014, 21:42:41
Had two pints of Cwrw Haf this evening. Lovely summer light ale.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Talk Talk on Monday, August 11, 2014, 22:00:14
Had two pints of Cwrw Haf this evening. Lovely summer light ale.

Welsh poof


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Boy About Town on Monday, August 11, 2014, 22:55:16
Been a cider summer for me, one stone extra in weight gained.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 15:30:49
Nowt wrong with taffy's...


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: kerry red on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 15:35:45
Mind you, I bet you just pointed to it and didn't say it


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 17:21:06
Mind you, I bet you just pointed to it and didn't say it

Naturally. Typical Brit 'abroad'..


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Mother Brown on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 19:39:57
Herein lies the joy of living about 5 miles away from their brewery!

Is cider made in a brewery ? . . . don"t  sound right.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: manc_red on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 20:42:52
For anyone into proper cider I highly recommend the produce of Circle Cider - http://www.circlecider.com/. Brew... ahum, fermented  ;) in Pinehurst from Wiltshire apples. The sweet one is superb and potent at 7%.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 20:49:22
I bought some in a gift pack from the air tattoo last year. It was shit presumably on account of it being roasted all day in the sun. You'd have thunk they'd have stored it in the cool...Still, I have the glass that came with it I suppose.

Erm, yeah, I'm so interesting.





Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Mother Brown on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 21:09:53
For anyone into proper cider I highly recommend the produce of Circle Cider - http://www.circlecider.com/. Brew... ahum, fermented  ;) in Pinehurst from Wiltshire apples. The sweet one is superb and potent at 7%.

There is no room for orchards in Pinehurst,as most of the gardens/green space appear to be full of settees,mattresses and old cars imo.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 21:24:44

Is cider made in a brewery ? . . . don"t  sound right.

Cider is made in a cider mill...


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 22:05:30
In a press


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 16:35:39
 The talk of Yeovil away and its local brewery, made me think that I've sampled a number of local brews recently of excellent standard.

 Wiggy mentioned earlier in the thread 3 Castles of Pewsey and Box Steam of Box....to this I'd add Elmers of Malmesbury, Castle Coombe brewery, and Ramsbury, which is confusingly in Aldbourne.

 This flowering of micro-breweries is indeed a fine thing, and long may it continue.

 There may even be a few more....


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: kerry red on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 16:39:01
Anyone tried the output from the micro brewery situated at the Weighbridge restaurant?


Title: Re: Re: Re: Beer
Post by: Batch on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 18:53:06
Anyone tried the output from the micro brewery situated at the Weighbridge restaurant?
Three of them as a sampler. Quite nice. Would have done more but the service in that place was absolutely shocking and I have no intention of ever going back again.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: kerry red on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 19:28:15
Been there a few times for lunch - always found it to be really good.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, October 9, 2014, 04:32:27
Seeing this thread in Kerala (a dry state) isn't helping matters. Banging on a cold one! Just have to wait until Goa on Saturday I guess! :)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Amir on Thursday, October 9, 2014, 06:29:04
Kerala's not a dry state, or at least it wasn't when I was there. They used to have days where they'd shut the offy's but everyone just bought twice as much the day before. It's the only state I ever saw beef on open sale too, I presumed because there's a significant Catholic population.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Amir on Thursday, October 9, 2014, 06:46:37
Phased implementation of prohibition, so Wikipedia tells me. Christ, can't see that going down well with the people I met there.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: wiggy on Friday, October 10, 2014, 20:30:58
Guinness West Indies Porter. Very Nice.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Sunday, October 12, 2014, 11:38:10
Kerala's not a dry state, or at least it wasn't when I was there. They used to have days where they'd shut the offy's but everyone just bought twice as much the day before. It's the only state I ever saw beef on open sale too, I presumed because there's a significant Catholic population.

I was in the Munnar region and the only place you could get booze was at 'toddy' shops which are apparently govt off licences. We managed to get some sula wine on our houseboat at allepey so all good! :)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: kerry red on Monday, December 8, 2014, 18:51:35
Is Doom Barr any good?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Monday, December 8, 2014, 18:57:03
Not as good as it used to be. Too commerialised now. Think its owned by a us firm now.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, December 8, 2014, 19:06:51
Is Doom Barr any good?

http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=53830.0


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Ardiles on Monday, December 8, 2014, 20:09:50
It's David Cameron's favourite pint.  But don't let that put you off.

Legend has it that he'd necked 8 pints of the stuff that time he left his kids in the pub.

(I made that last bit up.)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Ginginho on Monday, December 8, 2014, 20:15:03
Is Doom Barr any good?

Not a bad pint.
Was drinking it on Friday night in The Steam Railway. Good selection of ales in there.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Samdy Gray on Monday, December 8, 2014, 20:45:15
Doom Bar is a pretty good ale. Although, in a toss up between Doom Bar and London Pride, I'd prefer a pint of London Pride.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: kerry red on Monday, December 8, 2014, 20:52:55
Just got back into ale after many lager years.

Forgot just how good some can be. Always used to love a pint of Young's Special on an away day to Lundun.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Ginginho on Monday, December 8, 2014, 20:57:30
Doom Bar is a pretty good ale. Although, in a toss up between Doom Bar and London Pride, I'd prefer a pint of London Pride.


Yup.

They had London Pride in the Steam Railway too, only realised after about 5 pints of Doombar then changed to London Pride. Had a few pints of something else too, can't remember what though.



Title: Re: Beer
Post by: TheDukeOfBanbury on Monday, December 8, 2014, 21:01:07
Doom Bar is a pretty good ale. Although, in a toss up between Doom Bar and London Pride, I'd prefer a pint of London Pride.

Doom Bar is a little sickly and London Pride has had its best years.
Try Tribute, a little commercial but better than both of the above.

Had a cracking beer in spoons in Swindon before the Fleetwood game, think it was Turkey Trauma a Bedfordshire ale. Fantastic.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Ginginho on Monday, December 8, 2014, 21:07:33
Thank you. It was Tribute; the ale I had that I couldn't remember :)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Batch on Monday, December 8, 2014, 21:34:44
I just don't get the love for London Pride. Not having a go Samdy, loads of people love it. But for me Fullers and Arkells rank side by side in the not very good stakes.

We are all different...
(yes we are all different)
(I'm not).


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: donkey on Monday, December 8, 2014, 23:17:59
I just don't get the love for London Pride. Not having a go Samdy, loads of people love it. But for me Fullers and Arkells rank side by side in the not very good stakes.

We are all different...
(yes we are all different)
(I'm not).


Fuller's London Porter is a favourite of mine. Local brewery to where my mum grew up too, which is nice (and irrelevant).


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Honkytonk on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 00:23:00
St. Austell's (makers of Tribute) are the best 'big' brewery in Cornwall, mostly because they're still a family run business as opposed to being bought out by Corrs a few years back like Doom was. Also Doom is in Rock, and I passionately despise everything to do with Rawwwwwwk as the fucking yachties are spreading out from there like the plague and ruining North Cornwall.

I miss porters living in the west country. I used to regularly go into the Market Porter in Borough Market and there'd be upwards of four porters on all the time. Not as many last time I went though unfortunately, but the pub's still worth a visit as they have about 9 ales on all the time.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: manc_red on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 07:17:39
Fullers make some good beers to be fair. Bengal Lancer, a bottle conditioned IPA, and 1845, a stronger dark beer, again found mainly bottle conditioned, two of my favourites of their's.

Also their vintage ale is superb if you can find it.

I live in Cardiff now and really miss the beer 'scene' up north. There's an amazing amount of micros in and around Manchester making some fantastic and interesting beers. There's a couple of micros dotted around Cardiff but Brains overwhelmingly dominate the pubs, whose beer is boring and pretty average. In fact I'd even rate Arkells > Brains.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 12:13:19
Fullers make some good beers to be fair. Bengal Lancer, a bottle conditioned IPA, and 1845, a stronger dark beer, again found mainly bottle conditioned, two of my favourites of their's.

Also their vintage ale is superb if you can find it.

I live in Cardiff now and really miss the beer 'scene' up north. There's an amazing amount of micros in and around Manchester making some fantastic and interesting beers. There's a couple of micros dotted around Cardiff but Brains overwhelmingly dominate the pubs, whose beer is boring and pretty average. In fact I'd even rate Arkells > Brains.

Wales has always been a bit of a beer desert, aside from Brains and Feeling Foul, can't think of any others...is Feeling Foul even still going?

The Welsh never really got pubs, I suppose a combination of a small population and the influence of Methodism....clubs seem to be more their thing....was it Flash or Chalkies went in club in Newport, a few weeks back?  Weird place, a club for ex pupils of a particular school....very odd.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Talk Talk on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 12:25:27
Wales has always been a bit of a beer desert, aside from Brains and Feeling Foul, can't think of any others...

VoG (Vale of Glamorgan) is cracking stuff, brewed in Barry http://www.vogbrewery.co.uk/ (http://www.vogbrewery.co.uk/)

Worth a spin, particularly their bottled beers and they seem to be available in a lot of corner shops and supermarkets around Cardiff


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: manc_red on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 13:23:31
Not heard of Feeling Foul Reg, so perhaps not.

Best Welsh brewer I've found so far is Otley. They do a superb black IPA called Oxymoron, well worth a try if you come across it.



Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 13:38:46
Not heard of Feeling Foul Reg, so perhaps not.

Best brewer I've found so far is Otley. They do a superb black IPA called Oxymoron, well worth a try if you come across it.



Properly, it's Felinfoel...colloquially Feeling Foul.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 14:13:45
They have tribute, Deuchars and old peculiar in my local in battersea. I've recently converted to ale|beer from lager and all 3 are decent.

I quite like ye olde Cheshire cheese on Fleet Street which does a nice stout.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: LucienSanchez on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 14:38:29
I usually stick to ales, but Arkells do a 'craft lager' in the Running Horse, which is actually quite good. It's got nothing on Camden Hells lager, but it's nice.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Ardiles on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 20:01:52
St. Austell's (makers of Tribute) are the best 'big' brewery in Cornwall, mostly because they're still a family run business as opposed to being bought out by Corrs a few years back like Doom was. Also Doom is in Rock, and I passionately despise everything to do with Rawwwwwwk as the fucking yachties are spreading out from there like the plague and ruining North Cornwall.

I miss porters living in the west country. I used to regularly go into the Market Porter in Borough Market and there'd be upwards of four porters on all the time. Not as many last time I went though unfortunately, but the pub's still worth a visit as they have about 9 ales on all the time.

You win.  Wonderful pub in a brilliant part of London.  This made my top 5 on this thread from a few years back:

Your Five Favourite Pubs (http://thetownend.com/index.php?topic=39518.msg839758#msg839758)

After Gazza's doom & gloom earlier about the forecast demise of the British pub, I came up with the idea for this thread.  This could become the TEF's very own Good Pub Guide.  Just let us know the places you love, and why.

I'll set the ball rolling.

1.  The Prince of Wales, Rectory Road, Farnborough, Hampshire
This is my local.  CAMRA's Hampshire Pub of the Year for 3 of the last 5 years.  Tucked away on a quiet residential road, but just 2 mins walk from Farnborough North station - so always handy for a quick pint on the way home after a home game.  Excellent choice of real ales, welcoming atmosphere, friendly locals.  Pretty much my perfect pub.

The Prince of Wales (http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/62/6279/Prince_of_Wales/Farnborough)

2.  The Market Porter, Stoney Street, Borough Market, London
My favourite pub in London.  You would have to go a long way to find a pub with a better selection of well kept beers than this place.  Nice looking pub in a great location on the edge of Borough Market, and a lovely spot to stand outside and enjoy a pint in summer.  Also a popular meeting place for away games at Charlton and Millwall.  I have many happy memories of this place over the last 15 years or so.

The Market Porter (http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/43/433/Market_Porter/Borough)

3.  The Glue Pot, Emlyn Square, Swindon, Wiltshire
As with the Market Porter, this pub is inextricably linked with football for me.  A visit here is an essential part of any day out in Swindon at the football - and has been a firm favourite of many London Reds for some time.  It’s changed hands several times over years, but there has always been a great selection of beer served up in a relaxed atmosphere.  Doesn’t feel like a town centre pub at all.

The Glue Pot (http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/32/3288/Glue_Pot/Swindon)

4.  The Hobgoblin, Broad Street, Reading, Berkshire
This pub is a gem.  I discovered it only late last year.  Bizarre really, because it’s on one of the main shopping streets in the centre of Reading and opposite the Oracle shopping centre.  I must have walked past many times in recent years before stepping inside.  When you do go inside, it’s like a cavern.  Passageways, snugs and alcoves branching left and right.  And some great, well kept beers on tap.  If you’re ever in Reading, this freehouse is the perfect antidote to the sterility of the shopping centre across the road.

The Hobgoblin (http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/36/367/Hobgoblin/Reading)

5.  The Kings Arms, Roupell Street, Waterloo, London
This is a favourite after work meeting place for me and my friends before we catch our respective trains home from Waterloo.  It’s a five minute walk from the station - so close enough for a quick visit, but far enough away for most other people using the station to not know about it.  It’s on a strange street of terraced houses that look quite out of place in central London; they look as if they would be much more at home in Leeds or Sheffield.  While pub itself does not have as big a selection of beers as the other places on this list, the London Pride and Sharp’s Doombar are always in really good nick.  A back street local in the centre of London.  Just creeps in to my top five.

The Kings Arms (http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/13/1395/Kings_Arms/Waterloo)



Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Hitchinred on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 22:39:39
The Kings Head in Roupell Street used to be one of my favourites until I sat drinking at the bar one night watching the Barman empty slops in to glasses to serve to unsuspecting customers. Thai food is decent in there.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 22:42:08
I usually stick to ales, but Arkells do a 'craft lager' in the Running Horse, which is actually quite good. It's got nothing on Camden Hells lager, but it's nice.

Their lager is my favourite, but there other beers are also nice.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: kerry red on Thursday, December 11, 2014, 16:12:06
Just supping a bottle of Black IPA, brewed by Meantime in Greenwich.

Wow! What a cracking beer - and 5.7% too!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: kerry red on Thursday, December 11, 2014, 18:12:09
4 bottles later and it's still cracking!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Chubbs on Thursday, December 11, 2014, 21:28:30
I'll probably get shot down for this but im a sucker for tequila flavor beer. 


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: 4D on Friday, December 12, 2014, 01:06:24
I thought IPA was generally a light pale ale that was low in strength?  Why have a strong dark beer and call it IPA? I thought IPA stood for India Pale Ale and was shipped out to the British troops in India in the mid 19th century?  Reg?  :sherlock:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, December 12, 2014, 01:16:28
I thought IPA was generally a light pale ale that was low in strength?  Why have a strong dark beer and call it IPA? I thought IPA stood for India Pale Ale and was shipped out to the British troops in India in the mid 19th century?  Reg?  :sherlock:

Original IPA, was quite strong, because it carried on fermenting, when being shipped out to the colonies.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: A Gent Orange on Friday, December 12, 2014, 10:06:30
Original IPA, was quite strong, because it carried on fermenting, when being shipped out to the colonies.

Sadly none of that is true.
http://zythophile.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/four-ipa-myths-that-need-to-be-stamped-out-for-ipaday/


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, December 12, 2014, 11:21:50
Sadly none of that is true.
http://zythophile.wordpress.com/2011/08/04/four-ipa-myths-that-need-to-be-stamped-out-for-ipaday/

Well, I think of a classic bottled IPA, as being something like Worthington White Shield.  Which is quite strong, was shipped to the colonies and carries on a secondary fermentation in the bottle.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worthington%27s_White_Shield


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: janaage on Friday, January 2, 2015, 16:43:12
Not sure if this beer has been mentioned but has anyone tried Frankiskaner weissbier? Absolutely lovely beer and no hangover in the morning! First discovered this beer on holiday in Italy, and now 3 bottles for a fiver in Tescos at the moment.

Another recent discovery for me is Tunnel Vision from Box Steam Brewery in Holt, another nice tasting beer with no hangover.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Ardiles on Friday, January 2, 2015, 17:21:43
I thought IPA was generally a light pale ale that was low in strength?  Why have a strong dark beer and call it IPA? I thought IPA stood for India Pale Ale and was shipped out to the British troops in India in the mid 19th century?  Reg?  :sherlock:

I think IPA started that way and, until a few years ago, was almost always light and heavily hopped.  Think summer beers, like Hop Back's Summer Lightening.  But in the last few years you have started to see a lot more variation in IPA styles.  The one thing they all have in common is they are all heavily hopped (which is great for a hop fan like me.)  But now IPAs can also be darker/heavier.  Doesn't have to be either/or.

I'm sure the (relatively recent) influence of craft beer techniques on real ale has played a part.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, January 2, 2015, 17:27:51
Another recent discovery for me is Tunnel Vision from Box Steam Brewery in Holt, another nice tasting beer with no hangover.

Funny you should mention that....I sank a goodly number of those NYE, during a lengthy session, and wasn't too bad at all later in the day.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, January 2, 2015, 18:32:36
Why can't anyone ever refer to ale as ale. Why always Real Ale?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: janaage on Friday, January 2, 2015, 18:34:10
I've had a few nights on Tunnel over December and not once woke up feeling rough. Tastes nice too boot, so it's a goer for me! Just hope it stays on tap up the local.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: wiggy on Friday, January 2, 2015, 18:35:55
I have had several goes on the Box Steam Brewery beers and have never liked it too much - find it a bit overhopped and oily.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, January 2, 2015, 18:37:28
Not sure if this beer has been mentioned but has anyone tried Frankiskaner weissbier? Absolutely lovely beer and no hangover in the morning! First discovered this beer on holiday in Italy, and now 3 bottles for a fiver in Tescos at the moment.

Another recent discovery for me is Tunnel Vision from Box Steam Brewery in Holt, another nice tasting beer with no hangover.

Frankiskaner (or frank skinner as our darts team hilariously called it) was a regular drink of mine in Luxembourg, that and erdinger. If you like weissbeers the. You'll love both.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: A Gent Orange on Friday, January 2, 2015, 18:39:56
Really like the Funnel Blower of theirs - a vanilla flavoured stout.

I think Hillside of Gloucester are one of the most interesting of the very new boys. Their porter is one of the best I've had.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Ardiles on Friday, January 2, 2015, 18:45:13
Why can't anyone ever refer to ale as ale. Why always Real Ale?

Fair point.  Must relate to CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale), which tried to promote real (ie cask matured) ale over lager and the keg-brewed abominations of the 1960s & 1970s.  Also, asking at the bar for an 'ale' can make you can sound like a toff wanker called Henry who wears pink polo shirts with the collar turned up.

I prefer 'beer'.  While the term includes all styles, incl lager, I would never use it that way.  Beer and lager are two different drinks to me.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: THE FLASH on Friday, January 2, 2015, 18:46:24
I like hoppy golden ales.

Skinners Cornish Knocker is my favourite.

Spitfire out the shops.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, January 2, 2015, 18:48:10
I'm off for a country pub lunch down in Sussex on Sunday, any decent beers down there?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Ardiles on Friday, January 2, 2015, 18:51:27
I'm off for a country pub lunch down in Sussex on Sunday, any decent beers down there?

I'd go looking for this.  They usually keep it in the Market Porter at London Bridge.

(http://www.harveys.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Best-Bitter-Pump-Clip.jpg)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: wiggy on Friday, January 2, 2015, 18:54:11
I'm off for a country pub lunch down in Sussex on Sunday, any decent beers down there?

Just about anything by Dark Star.

Harveys are also good (in a Wadworths kind of way), but Sussex has loads of little breweries.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, January 2, 2015, 19:04:00
Ah yes I think my dad has told me Harvey's is decent.

Cheers chaps.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: jayohaitchenn on Friday, January 2, 2015, 19:14:15
Fair point.  Must relate to CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale), which tried to promote real (ie cask matured) ale over lager and the keg-brewed abominations of the 1960s & 1970s.  Also, asking at the bar for an 'ale' can make you can sound like a toff wanker called Henry who wears pink polo shirts with the collar turned up.

I prefer 'beer'.  While the term includes all styles, incl lager, I would never use it that way.  Beer and lager are two different drinks to me.

You wouldn't ask for "an ale" though would you? You'd ask for the ale that you wanted.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: janaage on Friday, January 2, 2015, 19:26:17
But you do ask what ales a pub may have on, if their pumps aren't near you.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Ardiles on Friday, January 2, 2015, 20:18:40
The 'ale' thing is actually an important point that needs addressing.  CAMRA have done some amazing work since the 1990s and have raised the profile of good beer no end, as well as promoting the independent breweries that have thrived since then.  The crap that people had to drink/endure up to the 1980s was (so I hear) awful.

But with the advent of craft beer which, in many cases, is very drinkable and keg-brewed...it blows a hole in the keg=crap vs cask=good argument that CAMRA have been campaigning on.  CAMRA is going to need to adapt its message.  In a few years from now, I think the variety and quality of beers will be even better than it is now, but 'real ale' is going to be a redundant term.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, January 3, 2015, 08:36:43
I'd go looking for this.  They usually keep it in the Market Porter at London Bridge.

(http://www.harveys.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Best-Bitter-Pump-Clip.jpg)
I remember sinking several of those in The Lord Nelson (I think) in Brighton prior to jumping on a train down to Hove to see the Town at the old Goldstone Ground. That was over 20 years ago and I remember the Harveys like it was yesterday - must have been good.
:pint:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: wiggy on Thursday, January 15, 2015, 22:13:50
There is going to be a Winter Beer festival in Devizes on 13th Feb in the Corn Exchange in the Market Place.

It will be organised by the people who do the carnival and the Street Festival, so will have various bits of entertainment as well as the beer.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, January 16, 2015, 10:05:28
I forgot to say that the beer I drank down in Sussex was very nice. The only one I remember was called 360, but they were all decent. And its nice countryside down there as well, and not too difficult to get to from London, which was a bonus!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: kerry red on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 19:16:11
Not beer, but I've got a bottle of mulled cider I've found left over from Xmas.

Without going through all the bollocks on the label, is it drinkable as it is?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Ginginho on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 19:26:28
I would've thought so, only one way to find out.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 22:55:32
Not beer, but I've got a bottle of mulled cider I've found left over from Xmas.

Without going through all the bollocks on the label, is it drinkable as it is?

Man up, of course it is.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: FatSmurf on Thursday, March 5, 2015, 12:40:43
I remember sinking several of those in The Lord Nelson (I think) in Brighton prior to jumping on a train down to Hove to see the Town at the old Goldstone Ground. That was over 20 years ago and I remember the Harveys like it was yesterday - must have been good.
:pint:

Father in law introduced me to this in Covent Garden the other day, its amazing!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, March 12, 2015, 21:42:05
Named after a town in Austria, and the German word for Pale (Hell), I present to you:

Fucking Hell beer

http://www.fucking-hell.de/en/

Can we get them to sponsor the club for next season?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Honkytonk on Thursday, March 12, 2015, 22:44:59
Named after a town in Austria, and the German word for Pale (Hell), I present to you:

Fucking Hell beer

http://www.fucking-hell.de/en/

Can we get them to sponsor the club for next season?

They sponsor motorsports so...


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: 4D on Thursday, March 12, 2015, 23:56:08
I have had a couple of cans of carlsberg export tonight,  quite pleasant  :pint:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, March 13, 2015, 10:06:22
Off to York tomorrow for a weekend away, any decent beer/ales up that way? Looking forward to paying less than £4.50 for a pint!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: wiggy on Friday, March 13, 2015, 12:31:09
Haven't been to York for 15 years or so, but it used to be a fantastic pub crawl mixing with the students.

It always had a good variety of northern beers. Will be interested to hear what you find.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, March 13, 2015, 12:36:37
Off to York tomorrow for a weekend away, any decent beer/ales up that way? Looking forward to paying less than £4.50 for a pint!

The classic Yorkshire beers that spring to mind are Theakstons, Sam Smiths and Timothy Taylors....all 3 still going as far as I know.

This might help....

http://withinthewalls.tumblr.com/post/67391925485/sam-smiths-rebrand-the-hansom-cab-to-the-burns


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Wilf Shergold on Friday, March 13, 2015, 12:51:24
Off to York tomorrow for a weekend away, any decent beer/ales up that way? Looking forward to paying less than £4.50 for a pint!

The York Tap on the station has a brilliant range of beers, then wander over to the Maltsters near the river, over Lendel Bridge to the 3-Legged Mare near the Minster (High Petergate) - classic drinking pub, York Brewery beers, into town a bit to another York Brewery pub, the Last Drop Inn in Colliergate, carry on down to Fossgate to the Blue Bell. Ignore the Private Party sign often put up there to stop the stag parties going in, well worth a look in, the decor is classic and historic but the landlord can be an arse. The beer is usually top notch though esp Tim Taylors and Sheffield beers from Bradfield brewery.

I like York.

I like beer.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, March 13, 2015, 14:36:05
Thanks everyone for your feedback!

Heading up with my good lady who will be wanting to watch the Wales v Ireland egg chasing so it sounds like there are plenty of hostelries to explore! :)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: red sheldon on Friday, March 13, 2015, 16:25:14
The York Tap on the station has a brilliant range of beers, then wander over to the Maltsters near the river, over Lendel Bridge to the 3-Legged Mare near the Minster (High Petergate) - classic drinking pub, York Brewery beers, into town a bit to another York Brewery pub, the Last Drop Inn in Colliergate, carry on down to Fossgate to the Blue Bell. Ignore the Private Party sign often put up there to stop the stag parties going in, well worth a look in, the decor is classic and historic but the landlord can be an arse. The beer is usually top notch though esp Tim Taylors and Sheffield beers from Bradfield brewery.

I like York.

I like beer.

AS Wilf says if youre arriving by train the York Tap is a nice pub thats in the train station.  The Maltings which is situated by Lendal Bridge has just won Pub of the year from Camra.  Its close to the large Aviva building on George Hudson St.  All of the York Brewery pubs are good, my beer of choice in there is Guzzler, but they are all good.  They do tours at the brewery which is on Toft Green just behind Micklegate.  I wouldn't bother trying to get into the Blue Bell, as the L/Lord is definitely a bit of an ass.

In terms of your more trendy bars I'd avoid Micklegate and head for Kennedys, Bobo Lobo and Stonegate Yard which are on Back Swinegate off of stonegate, then just further on there are a host of new trendy bars  on Swinegate itself

In terms of watching the rugby The Terrace bills itself as a sports bar, but most places will have it on

enjoy York is a good night out with something for everyone


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, March 14, 2015, 09:22:05
The classic Yorkshire beers that spring to mind are Theakstons, Sam Smiths and Timothy Taylors....all 3 still going as far as I know.

This might help....

http://withinthewalls.tumblr.com/post/67391925485/sam-smiths-rebrand-the-hansom-cab-to-the-burns

There is a pub on Fleet Street called ye olde Cheshire cheese which has nothing but Sam Smith brewed drinks. And very nice too. Have spotted a lot of Timothy Taylor beers down South also.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, March 14, 2015, 09:22:43
AS Wilf says if youre arriving by train the York Tap is a nice pub thats in the train station.  The Maltings which is situated by Lendal Bridge has just won Pub of the year from Camra.  Its close to the large Aviva building on George Hudson St.  All of the York Brewery pubs are good, my beer of choice in there is Guzzler, but they are all good.  They do tours at the brewery which is on Toft Green just behind Micklegate.  I wouldn't bother trying to get into the Blue Bell, as the L/Lord is definitely a bit of an ass.

In terms of your more trendy bars I'd avoid Micklegate and head for Kennedys, Bobo Lobo and Stonegate Yard which are on Back Swinegate off of stonegate, then just further on there are a host of new trendy bars  on Swinegate itself

In terms of watching the rugby The Terrace bills itself as a sports bar, but most places will have it on

enjoy York is a good night out with something for everyone

Thanks RS :)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Hitchinred on Saturday, March 14, 2015, 11:43:09
There is a pub on Fleet Street called ye olde Cheshire cheese which has nothing but Sam Smith brewed drinks. And very nice too. Have spotted a lot of Timothy Taylor beers down South also.

It's not in the too distant past the Old Brewery Bitter went above £2 a pint. For the location and decor of the Cheshire Cheese, Chandos, Princess Louise and Cittie of York they are extremely pleasant pubs for a beer in Central London. However, my lager drinking mates are never too sold on the Ayingerbrau!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, March 14, 2015, 12:11:34
It's not in the too distant past the Old Brewery Bitter went above £2 a pint. For the location and decor of the Cheshire Cheese, Chandos, Princess Louise and Cittie of York they are extremely pleasant pubs for a beer in Central London. However, my lager drinking mates are never too sold on the Ayingerbrau!

There are some really cool bars in the city of London. I think the Cheshire cheese oozes character (not for tall people though!) I've not heard of those other places though HR.


Title: Beer
Post by: Batch on Saturday, March 14, 2015, 12:46:11
Sam smiths bitter had been endorsed by my resident tamed northerner. bound to be other local beers too that have popped up since she moved down to the civilised world.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Hitchinred on Saturday, March 14, 2015, 18:28:55
There are some really cool bars in the city of London. I think the Cheshire cheese oozes character (not for tall people though!) I've not heard of those other places though HR.

They're all Sam Smiths pubs. Princess Louise and Cittie of York near Holborn station and the Chandos within spitting distance of Trafalgar Square. All worth checking out.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: 4D on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 13:15:35
Drank a couple of badgers golden glory last night,  very fruity.  :pint:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: ExiledEric on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 13:57:16

I watched the game on the telly last night with a couple of Colonsay Lagers.  Didn't make me feel any better..


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 15:17:49
I watched the game on the telly last night with a couple of Colonsay Lagers.  Didn't make me feel any better..

Did your colon say.... shit?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: ExiledEric on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 15:47:59
yes.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Saturday, April 25, 2015, 18:50:36
There's some decent craft ales, lagers and ciders now in marks and Spencer's. Craft 'beers' are the rage at the moment with a lot of English Brewers. Can only be a good thing.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Friday, June 12, 2015, 17:38:08
Bought some of the San Miguel fresca and my word it isn't as nice as sol. It's drinkable though and stronger.

I also bought some more ale from m&s. They do a bigger range now working with independent Brewers which can only be a good thing.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Boy About Town on Friday, June 12, 2015, 18:45:40
Co-Op selling Bulmers original and pear for £1 a bottle. Fill your boots...  :pint:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: thedarkprince on Friday, June 12, 2015, 19:38:38
M&S stock Oakham Ales' magnificent Citra pale ale.

If you've not tried it yet, get stuck in.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: JanTheMan on Saturday, June 13, 2015, 20:38:39
Co-Op selling Bulmers original and pear for £1 a bottle. Fill your boots...  :pint:

Or just drink liquidised tramp shit.

I hope you weren't born in the west country


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: JanTheMan on Saturday, June 13, 2015, 20:40:01
M&S stock Oakham Ales' magnificent Citra pale ale.

If you've not tried it yet, get stuck in.

Had some of this at posh away last season. A decent pint.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Flashheart on Saturday, December 12, 2015, 08:26:26
Has Kaiserdom found its way to Blighty's sunny shores? It's available out here and makes a bloody good alternative to lager.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, December 12, 2015, 13:29:37
Has Kaiserdom found its way to Blighty's sunny shores? It's available out here and makes a bloody good alternative to lager.

I've not seen it yet in London Town.

I've got into pale ales recently. Queenstown ale in my local is very nice but at £5.65 a pint is a rare treat!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, January 24, 2016, 11:40:18
I've been on an ale exploration recently, discovered some nice beers from my local brewery Sambrooks (http://www.sambrooksbrewery.co.uk/) but tried a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale yesterday, pleasantly nice.

Any recommendations for me to try?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: suttonred on Sunday, January 24, 2016, 11:45:44
Golden Glory is my fav. Don't often find it on draught though.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: LucienSanchez on Sunday, January 24, 2016, 12:54:44
Try the app 'Untappd'. You can 'check in' beers you try and it recommends similar offerings.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Talk Talk on Sunday, January 24, 2016, 13:00:57
Try the app 'Untappd'. You can 'check in' beers you try and it recommends similar offerings.

I have just fallen in love with you Alex.

Awesome


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: timmyg on Monday, January 25, 2016, 13:23:10
Untappd is great, but I feel like a bit of a geek when stalling on ordering as I want to see the average scores, and whether I've had it before, and then taking a picture of my beer...

sonic - if you're in London (I presume, I'm pretty sure Sambrook's is London) and looking for Pale ales then there are loads of local brews to choose from.  I love The Kernel brewery's stuff, so if you see a bottle of Table Beer then get that.  Five Points Brewery is also good, as is The CronX (from Croydon), and Meantime has a load of interesting beers, but also good tasty "standard" beers too.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: A Gent Orange on Monday, January 25, 2016, 13:35:39
Just bought a new lots of bottles so...

Some of the best stuff I've had lately has been from Tiny Rebel. They are in Newport (the worst one) but their beers are superb - the One Inch Punch and Oat Smoked Stout were some of the best. Really consistent brewery.

Wiper and True from Bristol are well worth a look too. They have a pretty big range of brews so sometimes I really like one but never see it again. Their milk stout (Milkshake?) was very good as is their black IPA with Gloucester Brewery.

Worth mentioning are also Art Brew of Devon, Mad Hatter from Liverpool and Bristol Beer Factory - but they are much easier to find than the others mentioned.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Panda Paws on Monday, January 25, 2016, 13:47:34
Did the Bermondsey beer mile on Saturday - absolutely excellent way to spend a Saturday.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: timmyg on Monday, January 25, 2016, 14:53:41
Worth mentioning are also Art Brew of Devon, Mad Hatter from Liverpool and Bristol Beer Factory - but they are much easier to find than the others mentioned.
Bristol Beer Factory's Southville Hop is one of the greatest beers of all time for me, along with Thornbridge's Jaipur.

Anyone got a good beer pub crawl in Swindon?  I presume that you'd start at the GluePot and work your way up to The Steam Railway, but then you're missing out Wroughton, RWB and Cricklade's pubs which seems a shame.  Still, would expect 8 good pubs on that route?

edit - GluePot > Sir Daniel Arms ? > The Beehive >The Roaring Donkey > The Hop Inn > The Plough > The Royal Oak (not been since it was re-done) > The Wheatsheaf > The Steam Railway


Title: Re: Re: Beer
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, January 25, 2016, 15:07:35
Untappd is great, but I feel like a bit of a geek when stalling on ordering as I want to see the average scores, and whether I've had it before, and then taking a picture of my beer...

sonic - if you're in London (I presume, I'm pretty sure Sambrook's is London) and looking for Pale ales then there are loads of local brews to choose from.  I love The Kernel brewery's stuff, so if you see a bottle of Table Beer then get that.  Five Points Brewery is also good, as is The CronX (from Croydon), and Meantime has a load of interesting beers, but also good tasty "standard" beers too.
I tried a Kernel Pale Ale yesterday, very nice it was indeed.

I've been looking on Untappd and ratebeer but the most highly rated are all Stouts which I'm not particularly keen on.

Cheers for the tips all. I going to try and not drink the same beer twice this year.

Another mention of Thornbridges' Jaipur, need to try that.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Monday, January 25, 2016, 15:18:19
London is a mecca at the moment for 'craft' brewers. Not just London actually, all around the country.

Marks and Spencer do a good variety of ale from British brewers.

I'd recommend Camden Town Brewery, Beavertown and Four Pure.



Title: Re: Re: Beer
Post by: Talk Talk on Monday, January 25, 2016, 15:20:32
Another mention of Thornbridges' Jaipur, need to try that.

Jaipur is outstanding. Pure nectar  :cloud9:

Incidentally if you fly to Norway from Gatwick James, they have it in the Flying Horse 'spoons in South Terminal departures. Consistently for the two years that I was flying from there.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Panda Paws on Monday, January 25, 2016, 15:43:06
London is a mecca at the moment for 'craft' brewers. Not just London actually, all around the country.

Marks and Spencer do a good variety of ale from British brewers.

I'd recommend Camden Town Brewery, Beavertown and Four Pure.



Fourpure is one of the breweries on the Bermondsey beer mile, and my favourite. Partizan and Brixton are other favourite London breweries of mine. Beavertown neck oil and the Kernel's Pale Amarillo are great too.


Title: Re: Re: Re: Beer
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, January 25, 2016, 18:13:37
Jaipur is outstanding. Pure nectar  :cloud9:

Incidentally if you fly to Norway from Gatwick James, they have it in the Flying Horse 'spoons in South Terminal departures. Consistently for the two years that I was flying from there.
As it happens I am flying to Norway from Gatwick next month... Thanks for the heads up.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: THE FLASH on Monday, January 25, 2016, 18:50:22
Tried golden threading the sir Dan last home game.
Thought KT would be shitasit took a minute to clear but very good


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, January 25, 2016, 19:18:15
Bristol Beer Factory's Southville Hop is one of the greatest beers of all time for me, along with Thornbridge's Jaipur.

Anyone got a good beer pub crawl in Swindon?  I presume that you'd start at the GluePot and work your way up to The Steam Railway, but then you're missing out Wroughton, RWB and Cricklade's pubs which seems a shame.  Still, would expect 8 good pubs on that route?

edit - GluePot > Sir Daniel Arms ? > The Beehive >The Roaring Donkey > The Hop Inn > The Plough > The Royal Oak (not been since it was re-done) > The Wheatsheaf > The Steam Railway

The classic Old Town crawl, used to start at the George, into the Welly, through to the Hive, up to the Globe, along to the Castle and Prince of Wales, then Vic, around to Donkey, on to Fountain, Plough, Oak, Wheaty, Steam.

Of course 3 of those are no longer open, but the addition of the Hop makes it in effect 2. You could drag in the Clifton as an outlier.

Problem is, the beer in some them isn't necessarily going to be all that, for example the Vic, I go in there fairly regularly but don't risk the ale.

Pint in each, and you should be ready to finish for a bit of karaoke in the Star Bar  :)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: ron dodgers on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 00:19:53
done that once Reg (with Wood St thrown in as well); the milkman woke me up as I had passed out across the threshold, door open and key in door (yes, it was 1990, we still had milkmen)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Ginginho on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 09:14:33
The classic Old Town crawl, used to start at the George, into the Welly, through to the Hive, up to the Globe, along to the Castle and Prince of Wales, then Vic, around to Donkey, on to Fountain, Plough, Oak, Wheaty, Steam.

Of course 3 of those are no longer open, but the addition of the Hop makes it in effect 2. You could drag in the Clifton as an outlier.

Problem is, the beer in some them isn't necessarily going to be all that, for example the Vic, I go in there fairly regularly but don't risk the ale.

Pint in each, and you should be ready to finish for a bit of karaoke in the Star Bar  :)
There used to be a great crawl a few years ago:

Glue Pot
Cricketers
Bakers Arms Closed
Rolleston
Duke Of Edinburgh Closed
George Closed
Beehive
Castle
Prince Of Wales Closed
Then perhaps Roaring Donkey, to be honest I was usually dead by the Prince of Wales after a couple of beers in each.
A group of us still do this route 2-3 times a year.

Such a shame so many of these pubs have closed.



Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Flashheart on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 09:17:40
I'm not a fan of pub crawls, I find it a right faff and a waste of valuable drinking time. I much prefer to find a good spot, plonk myself down with mates and get on with the serious business of relaxing, drinking and having the craic.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Ginginho on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 09:20:34
I'm not a fan of pub crawls, I find it a right faff and a waste of valuable drinking time. I much prefer to find a good spot, plonk myself down with mates and get on with the serious business of relaxing, drinking and having the craic.

I do that as well. I meet up with some old colleagues 2-3 times a year and we just sit in the ale part of the Steam Railway all evening. An enjoyable night.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Mother Brown on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 19:51:13
There used to be a great crawl a few years ago:

Glue Pot
Cricketers
Bakers Arms Closed
Rolleston
Duke Of Edinburgh Closed
George Closed
Beehive
Castle
Prince Of Wales Closed
Then perhaps Roaring Donkey, to be honest I was usually dead by the Prince of Wales after a couple of beers in each.
A group of us still do this route 2-3 times a year.

Such a shame so many of these pubs have closed.


Must admit,i don"t venture  into Old Town very often and did"nt realise the POW had closed.
Are the Oddfellows and the Bell still open ?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 20:01:54
 Fuck me, the Oddy's closed about 40 odd years ago.  The Bell's been gone a while too.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Talk Talk on Sunday, February 14, 2016, 23:21:50
Brewdog Punk IPA in bottles.

Viscious for a small 330ml

 :beers:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Monday, February 15, 2016, 07:29:38
Brewdog Punk IPA in bottles.

Viscious for a small 330ml

 :beers:

I tried this the other day!

Very good!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: skiptotheLouMacari on Monday, February 15, 2016, 08:31:14
Golden Glory is my fav. Don't often find it on draught though.

Badger Brewery do seasonal ales on draught so you need to be lucky when you go in as to what's on tap.
If it's a Badger pub they will sell bottled brew to supplement the casks, i can thoroughly recommend Poachers Choice, that's a nice wet! :pint:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, February 15, 2016, 10:30:02
Brewdog Punk IPA in bottles.

Viscious for a small 330ml

 :beers:

We went for a mini beer tour at one of their pubs on Battersea Rise. Very good beers all round and the tour was quite interesting as well. I am starting to get into IPAs more now on the back of it.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, February 15, 2016, 10:32:08
Brewdog Punk IPA in bottles.

Viscious for a small 330ml

 :beers:

You can even get this in Paris. I indulge occasionally and heartily agree. A nearby supermarket also does Pride, so now that Swindon are a bit crap, most of my reasons for coming across to the UK are void.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Tails on Monday, February 15, 2016, 11:58:22
Brewdog Punk IPA in bottles.

Viscious for a small 330ml

 :beers:

I've just discovered this stuff. Beautiful!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Chubbs on Monday, February 15, 2016, 12:16:53
On the subject of Beer (and Cider) Its the Red Lion's (Cricklade) Winter Beer Festival comming up in a couple of weeks.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, February 15, 2016, 12:26:55
On the subject of Beer (and Cider) Its the Red Lion's (Cricklade) Winter Beer Festival comming up in a couple of weeks.


A chum of mine was trying to convince me to join his party at the Chelmsford Beer Festival this coming weekend. I declined...sometimes you can have too much of a good thing

http://www.chelmsfordbeerandciderfestivals.camra.org.uk/viewnode.php?id=35446


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: adje on Monday, February 15, 2016, 13:30:52
Beavertown brewery ales-jolly good indeed


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: WEBBERhyde on Monday, February 15, 2016, 15:15:46
Beavertown brewery ales-jolly good indeed

Their "Neck Oil" session IPA is a great drop. Impossible to not enjoy something with a name like that too. Class act.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: LucienSanchez on Monday, February 15, 2016, 18:38:24
Badger Brewery do seasonal ales on draught so you need to be lucky when you go in as to what's on tap.
If it's a Badger pub they will sell bottled brew to supplement the casks, i can thoroughly recommend Poachers Choice, that's a nice wet! :pint:

Poacher's Choice is lovely. I spend a lot of time in Dorset, so have tried a fair few of Badger's offerings


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: adje on Monday, February 15, 2016, 22:01:29

Their "Neck Oil" session IPA is a great drop. Impossible to not enjoy something with a name like that too. Class act.

Yep love that.8 ball is also good and black betty the fave


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: 4D on Friday, February 19, 2016, 11:50:37
Fuck me, the Oddy's closed about 40 odd years ago.  The Bell's been gone a while too.

Is that the bell and shoulder of mutton?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, February 19, 2016, 11:56:41
Is that the bell and shoulder of mutton?

No the Bell and Shoulder of Mutton, was down Marlborough Road, where the bike place is, formerly Westsports.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Talk Talk on Saturday, February 20, 2016, 00:17:11
The Glue Pot is having a do soon. Can't be stuffed to look it up, but anyone going? I could stalk a few TEFers  :sherlock:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, April 7, 2016, 12:21:28
Not beer, but has anyone tried a cocktail of Jack Daniels mixed with peach schnapps.

Sounds dreadful, but someone is insisting on a punch bowl of the stuff at the weekend.

Must be this

Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster (Zaphod's)

Ingredients:1 oz Jack Daniels1/2 oz Peach Schnapps1/2 oz Blue Curacao



Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Batch on Thursday, April 7, 2016, 12:24:33
No, because you are right, it sounds dreadful.

acceptable JD cocktails are as follows:

JD & Coke.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, April 7, 2016, 12:27:22
Don't fancy wasting £25 on a bottle of JD making that.

Wtf is Blue Curacao?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: @mwooly63 on Thursday, April 7, 2016, 13:20:34
Don't fancy wasting £25 on a bottle of JD making that.

Wtf is Blue Curacao?

Used in cocktails etc. A liqueur


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, April 7, 2016, 13:27:51
Don't fancy wasting £25 on a bottle of JD making that.

Wtf is Blue Curacao?

I've got a hardly used bottle of Blue Curacao if you want it.
Seriously.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: ron dodgers on Thursday, April 7, 2016, 13:30:09
oranjizzz riipend in ze nors sun !! Oh no, that's orange curacao


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, April 7, 2016, 13:31:27
Kind offer, but I'm not too keen on blowing money on a bottle of JD and peach schnapps on a bit of a whim.

They can have it with Coke and be bolloxed with it


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, April 7, 2016, 13:55:09
Don't blame you, there's nothing you can add to whisky that can improve it, not even Jack Daniels.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Arriba on Thursday, April 7, 2016, 16:10:48
I was given 6 cans of arkells craft lager. Just cracked one open, poured it into a glass and took a swig. That was enough.  Fucking horrible stuff.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Thursday, April 7, 2016, 16:31:29
I was given 6 cans of arkells craft lager. Just cracked one open, poured it into a glass and took a swig. That was enough.  Fucking horrible stuff.

I've been known to sample the odd pint of Arkell's craft lager, admittedly on draught in a pub, and like its predecessor Czech style pilsner, not bad at all, and also cheap.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Arriba on Thursday, April 7, 2016, 16:57:23
It's not for me. Really strong taste and not like any lager I've had before of that kind of strength. Tastes like those disgusting strong lagers the alcoholics drink.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: bennett on Saturday, April 9, 2016, 14:39:35
Craft Lager was on the tap at the Clifton (my local).
A nice middle ground between lager and a fruity IPA (ohhhh errrrrr)_


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: THE FLASH on Saturday, April 9, 2016, 17:22:03
Proper Job x 4 pints in Exeter last night..


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Saturday, April 23, 2016, 19:00:03
I'm currently drinking Guinness lager. It's quite nice actually.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, April 23, 2016, 20:04:42
Stella - I'm a sucker for those 1pt cans. Why in God's name does no one else do those??


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: suttonred on Saturday, April 23, 2016, 20:16:49
Stella - I'm a sucker for those 1pt cans. Why in God's name does no one else do those??

As in pint cans? If so Carling do, or did anyway, haven't seen them for a while though


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Batch on Saturday, April 23, 2016, 20:25:26
lots of different beers with odd names at Chippenham beer festival last night.

my guts survived


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, April 23, 2016, 20:52:27
As in pint cans? If so Carling do, or did anyway, haven't seen them for a while though
I've only ever seen Stella do them. Ironically, I don't really like the taste of Stella that much but I like the strength and the quantity so much that I will buy it over others that I actually prefer the taste of. If only Kronenburg would do 1pt cans. Life couldn't get much better than that.

It's such an obvious thing for the beer makers to do though isn't it? Even taking Carling into account (which I've never seen), why is it so rare to see 1 pint cans??


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: suttonred on Saturday, April 23, 2016, 20:57:13
Dunno, I like them as well as you can say to the wife you've only had 6 cans, when in effect you've had about 10 standard.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, April 23, 2016, 21:07:47
I've only ever seen Stella do them. Ironically, I don't really like the taste of Stella that much but I like the strength and the quantity so much that I will buy it over others that I actually prefer the taste of. If only Kronenburg would do 1pt cans. Life couldn't get much better than that.

It's such an obvious thing for the beer makers to do though isn't it? Even taking Carling into account (which I've never seen), why is it so rare to see 1 pint cans??

Seeing an Englishman praising French industrial beer makes me very sad.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, April 23, 2016, 21:11:09
I've only ever seen Stella do them. Ironically, I don't really like the taste of Stella that much but I like the strength and the quantity so much that I will buy it over others that I actually prefer the taste of. If only Kronenburg would do 1pt cans. Life couldn't get much better than that.

It's such an obvious thing for the beer makers to do though isn't it? Even taking Carling into account (which I've never seen), why is it so rare to see 1 pint cans??
You'd love the 1 litre cans in Norway...

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kgR7Wd2pWZM/TcVr4wBvPJI/AAAAAAAAAHQ/8soC_4YImJQ/s1600/Pils_grill.JPG)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: michael on Saturday, April 23, 2016, 21:33:37
Brewdog's milk stout, 'Jet Black Heart'. Ruddy lovely.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, April 23, 2016, 22:01:45
Seeing an Englishman praising French industrial beer makes me very sad.
I'm not really praising it though, that's the irony. I'm saying I don't really like it that much. I just like the quantity and strength. That looks a bit bleak really I know, but there it is.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, April 23, 2016, 22:04:14
You'd love the 1 litre cans in Norway...
Mmmmmmmmm......1 litre cans.......

(http://static4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130203041260/mipequeoponyfanlabor/es/images/f/fe/HomerMmmm.jpg)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, April 23, 2016, 22:09:23
I'm not really praising it though, that's the irony. I'm saying I don't really like it that much. I just like the quantity and strength. That looks a bit bleak really I know, but there it is.

I'm sitting in rural Burgundy tonight, and enjoyed a lovely can of Greene King IPA. The best thing about being a foreigner is cherry-picking the best bits of each culture. As far as beer is concerned, Engkand definitely has the upper hand.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, April 23, 2016, 22:11:34
I'm sitting in rural Burgundy tonight, and enjoyed a lovely can of Greene King IPA. The best thing about being a foreigner is cherry-picking the best bits of each culture. As far as beer is concerned, Engkand definitely has the upper hand.
Where is this Engkand you speak of? I am intrigued :hmmm:


Title: Re: Re: Beer
Post by: horlock07 on Saturday, April 23, 2016, 22:13:13
Seeing an Englishman praising French industrial beer makes me very sad.
Isn't wife beater Belgian which is probably even more sacrilegious than French. Just finishing my beers bought back from Flanders trips, never really liked the Belgian beers we get imported into UK but found 2 or 3 lovely ones over there.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Saturday, April 23, 2016, 22:17:32
I JUST WANT BEER (ENGLISH, FRENCH, BELGIAN, WHATEVER) IN ONE PINT CANS - IT'S NOT HARD - WHY DON'T THEY DO IT?!?!?!?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Red Frog on Saturday, April 23, 2016, 22:21:35
Where is this Engkand you speak of? I am intrigued :hmmm:

One IPA- (plus a bottle of Chablis-) induced typo in seven years and I get pilloried. Damn your punctiliousness.

PS. It's Kronenbourg (with a second o).


Title: Re: Re: Beer
Post by: Red Frog on Sunday, April 24, 2016, 06:43:47
Isn't wife beater Belgian which is probably even more sacrilegious than French. Just finishing my beers bought back from Flanders trips, never really liked the Belgian beers we get imported into UK but found 2 or 3 lovely ones over there.

Stella's Belgian. It was his praise for Kronenbourg I was questioning. Belgium is a completely different kettle of fish. Proper beer culture, plenty of lovely beers, though the high alcohol Trappist stuff is often a bit "chewy" for my taste.


Title: Re: Re: Re: Beer
Post by: horlock07 on Sunday, April 24, 2016, 08:13:06
Stella's Belgian. It was his praise for Kronenbourg I was questioning. Belgium is a completely different kettle of fish. Proper beer culture, plenty of lovely beers, though the high alcohol Trappist stuff is often a bit "chewy" for my taste.


I find both Stella and Kronenbourg both very good hangover/hair of the dog pints when you need something fresh and cold. I agree with you regarding a lot of Belgian beers, not helped by fact the ones that seem to generally get imported into UK are often a bit strong and thus can be special brewy, the stuff the locals tend to drink over there is equally strong but fine stuff.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Sunday, April 24, 2016, 09:17:58
I've only ever seen Stella do them. Ironically, I don't really like the taste of Stella that much but I like the strength and the quantity so much that I will buy it over others that I actually prefer the taste of. If only Kronenburg would do 1pt cans. Life couldn't get much better than that.

It's such an obvious thing for the beer makers to do though isn't it? Even taking Carling into account (which I've never seen), why is it so rare to see 1 pint cans??

Not a criticism as such but why do you prefer beer which you don't necessarily enjoy the taste of because of its strength?

I have never liked the taste of stella to be honest, to me it has always tasted 'tinny'. I have kind of gone off lager as well and prefer stout, ales. Possibly an age thing?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: donkey on Sunday, April 24, 2016, 11:40:56
Took a bottle of Lion stout to a byob curry house on Friday as the label said it went well with curry. The label was right. Very nice indeed.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Sunday, April 24, 2016, 12:21:02
The southville hop from the Bristol beer factory is a fantastic IPA.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Sunday, April 24, 2016, 14:08:56
Not a criticism as such but why do you prefer beer which you don't necessarily enjoy the taste of because of its strength?

I have never liked the taste of stella to be honest, to me it has always tasted 'tinny'. I have kind of gone off lager as well and prefer stout, ales. Possibly an age thing?
It's just convenience really. The strength x amount means I can have a 4 x pack and a couple of glasses of wine on a Saturday night and feel like I've had a drink (which after all, is the whole point of drinking) without being blotto'd. I don't hate Stella as such - I'm not a masochist you understand. It's just that if there were other beers you could get in 1pt cans, such as 1664 or San Miguel for example, I would go for them every time over Stella.

We get the shit end of the stick in this country with Stella, if you have in Europe it's a totally different drink.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: adje on Sunday, April 24, 2016, 15:24:03
Check out the wild beer co based in Shepton mallet.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: LucienSanchez on Sunday, April 24, 2016, 15:54:58
Brewdog's milk stout, 'Jet Black Heart'. Ruddy lovely.

Left Hand Brewing do a couple of unbeatable milk stouts... available from Brewdog


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: ron dodgers on Sunday, April 24, 2016, 16:22:49
milk stout!!! are you the reincarnation of my Nan???


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Monday, April 25, 2016, 07:13:46
I was in a bar near st James park station in London yesterday and noticed an arkells beer on tap called inch of ginge. Thought it odd to see an Arkells beer in the capital.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, April 25, 2016, 09:19:03
I was in a bar near st James park station in London yesterday and noticed an arkells beer on tap called inch of ginge. Thought it odd to see an Arkells beer in the capital.

Au contraire, Arkells has always travelled up to London. Many years ago when I lived in London, I had a brierf dalliance, with a bird who lived in Shepperton, her local was an interesting pub, frequented by people who worked in the TV/film industry at Shepperton studios.

Although in the mid 70's, it was reduced in size from its heyday, it still churned out some impressive stuff. 

This lot loved their Arkells, which was on tap, made me smile, not sure if it was an Arkells pub, or just a guest. They were not so much luvvies, but the place still had a great display of film memorabilia round the walls.

It should be noted that the mid 70's, was a time when real ale had shrunk to reletively few breweries of which Arkells was one...and so was viewed as somewhat exotic.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, April 25, 2016, 10:39:04
Au contraire, Arkells has always travelled up to London. Many years ago when I lived in London, I had a brierf dalliance, with a bird who lived in Shepperton, her local was an interesting pub, frequented by people who worked in the TV/film industry at Shepperton studios.

Although in the mid 70's, it was reduced in size from its heyday, it still churned out some impressive stuff. 

This lot loved their Arkells, which was on tap, made me smile, not sure if it was an Arkells pub, or just a guest. They were not so much luvvies, but the place still had a great display of film memorabilia round the walls.

It should be noted that the mid 70's, was a time when real ale had shrunk to reletively few breweries of which Arkells was one...and so was viewed as somewhat exotic.

Wasn't Diana Dors was it?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, April 25, 2016, 10:41:13
Au contraire, Arkells has always travelled up to London. Many years ago when I lived in London, I had a brierf dalliance, with a bird who lived in Shepperton, her local was an interesting pub, frequented by people who worked in the TV/film industry at Shepperton studios.

Although in the mid 70's, it was reduced in size from its heyday, it still churned out some impressive stuff. 

This lot loved their Arkells, which was on tap, made me smile, not sure if it was an Arkells pub, or just a guest. They were not so much luvvies, but the place still had a great display of film memorabilia round the walls.

It should be noted that the mid 70's, was a time when real ale had shrunk to reletively few breweries of which Arkells was one...and so was viewed as somewhat exotic.
Indeed, Arkells has long had a strong presence in West - South West London.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, April 25, 2016, 10:43:10
Indeed, Arkells has long had a strong presence in West - South West London.

Is Archers still brewing in Swindon....


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, April 25, 2016, 10:58:54
Is Archers still brewing in Swindon....
Unfortunately not for a few years now.

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/4227348.Time_called_as_Archers_brewery_goes_into_administration/


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, April 25, 2016, 11:49:23
Wasn't Diana Dors was it?

Fluck off.  Neither was it ex Park girl Lindy St Clair, who later achieved celebrity as Miss Whiplash, administering discipline to Tory MP's and High Court judges in the basement she rented in the Chancellor of the Exchequer's gaff.

Tory MP's and dominatrix, have always been bedfellows, see John Whittingdale.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: DarloSTFC84 on Friday, July 15, 2016, 08:57:15
Last night, in a pub in Winchester, I tried an IPA called Red Cat C60.. Anyone tried this? 6% with MASSIVE flavour.

First sip was very strong, but really really nice as it goes on.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, July 15, 2016, 09:47:03
New Bierkeller in Taunton opening in 2 weeks, looks interesting although extremely pricey for what you get, but that seems to be the way with Bierkellers in general.

A stein of Erdinger Dunkel is £9.95 and a 330ml bottle of Houblon Chouffe 9% (one of my fave beers) is £7.50 :o

I will visit and see when its open but I won't visit often with those prices.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, July 29, 2016, 20:33:07
My 2016 New Years resolution to try as many different beers as possible has been going well. I think this is possibly my new favourite...

(https://www.beermerchants.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/x400/17f82f742ffe127f42dca9de82fb58b1/g/a/gammaray.png)

Discovered some lovely beers in Norway from Nøgne Ø, Ægir and Haandbryggeriet.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, July 29, 2016, 20:49:42
Also, who else uses Untappd?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Batch on Friday, July 29, 2016, 21:03:16
6x is £1 a bottle in Morrisons. Nice.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: timmyg on Friday, July 29, 2016, 21:49:45
Also, who else uses Untappd?
me! Me! Doesn't seem to be too many people around here using it, but some people who have big followings and drink A LOT.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: pauld on Friday, July 29, 2016, 23:16:48
New Bierkeller in Taunton opening in 2 weeks, looks interesting although extremely pricey for what you get, but that seems to be the way with Bierkellers in general.

A stein of Erdinger Dunkel is £9.95 and a 330ml bottle of Houblon Chouffe 9% (one of my fave beers) is £7.50 :o

I will visit and see when its open but I won't visit often with those prices.
It will be one of those "craft" beer places (aka "Reasonable homebrew at eyewatering prices"), and you won't be allowed in unless you've got a twatty haircut, trousers that don't merit the luxury of actually getting near your ankles and a beard that Edward Lear would double take at. 10 quid for a pint? Fuck off.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, July 30, 2016, 07:20:00
It will be one of those "craft" beer places (aka "Reasonable homebrew at eyewatering prices"), and you won't be allowed in unless you've got a twatty haircut, trousers that don't merit the luxury of actually getting near your ankles and a beard that Edward Lear would double take at. 10 quid for a pint? Fuck off.

Isn't a stein 2 pints? Therefore making it £5 for a pint of Erdinger, which is kind of standard, I would have thought.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: adje on Saturday, July 30, 2016, 07:34:39


Quote from: sonicyouth



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My 2016 New Years resolution to try as many different beers as possible has been going well. I think this is possibly my new favourite...

(https://www.beermerchants.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/x400/17f82f742ffe127f42dca9de82fb58b1/g/a/gammaray.png)

Discovered some lovely beers in Norway from Nøgne Ø, Ægir and Haandbryggeriet.

My 2016 New Years resolution to try as many different beers as possible has been going well. I think this is possibly my new favourite...

(https://www.beermerchants.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/x400/17f82f742ffe127f42dca9de82fb58b1/g/a/gammaray.png)

Discovered some lovely beers in Norway from Nøgne Ø, Ægir and Haandbryggeriet.
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try the neck oil james,even better in my opinion


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: LucienSanchez on Saturday, July 30, 2016, 11:15:56
Beavertown do some lovely beers. Had a tasty black IPA the other night and have a smoked porter for later.

I tried Nøgne Ø in The Hop the other day, twas a belter.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Panda Paws on Saturday, July 30, 2016, 11:18:51
My 2016 New Years resolution to try as many different beers as possible has been going well. I think this is possibly my new favourite...

(https://www.beermerchants.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/x400/17f82f742ffe127f42dca9de82fb58b1/g/a/gammaray.png)

Discovered some lovely beers in Norway from Nøgne Ø, Ægir and Haandbryggeriet.

Was on Beavertown's Neck Oil last night. A wondrous pint.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: jutty274 on Saturday, July 30, 2016, 11:36:40
While in Normandy last week i tried a really nice red beer called Delirium Red by Huyghe Breweryit was 8.5%.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: pauld on Saturday, July 30, 2016, 12:09:47
Isn't a stein 2 pints? Therefore making it £5 for a pint of Erdinger, which is kind of standard, I would have thought.
Don't you go spoiling a perfectly good ill-founded rant with your so-called "facts" :) Pints may have been involved in the production of my original post as well ....


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Saturday, July 30, 2016, 12:19:00
Don't you go spoiling a perfectly good ill-founded rant with your so-called "facts" :) Pints may have been involved in the production of my original post as well ....

It was a good rant as well to be fair Paul!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Sunday, August 7, 2016, 18:21:23
+1 for Beavertown. Some good shit there.

Bought quite a few beers from Wales. They do some good craft pale ales.

Highly recommend the Tenby brewing co barefoot. Lager and ale malts mixed together. Very easy to drink.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Monday, August 8, 2016, 15:10:45
Great British Beer Festival starts tomorrow at Olympia.

Making a day of it on Wednesday then onto QPR in the evening.  :)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: suttonred on Monday, August 8, 2016, 15:22:22
Thats a good day out. Almost impossible not to get utterly trashed.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: donkey on Monday, August 8, 2016, 15:39:42
I'll be there on Thursday. Woot.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: LucienSanchez on Monday, August 8, 2016, 17:02:41
I've been drinking an Oskar Blues showcase recently... lovely beers


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: fuzzy on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 11:17:34
I've been drinking an Oskar Blues showcase recently... lovely beers

Off to Denver next month and plan to look up their brewery and bike shop :)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Saturday, August 20, 2016, 12:39:38
There's a Welsh market on at the outlet today. There is a craft ale stall with some cracking beers.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Saturday, October 15, 2016, 18:54:02
Drinking a crazy beer/lager from an old skool bottle. It's called Volksfest. Bought from aldi.

Aldi do some good German lagers.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Ells on Saturday, October 15, 2016, 19:24:40
Drinking a crazy beer/lager from an old skool bottle. It's called Volksfest. Bought from aldi.

Aldi do some good German lagers.

I used to work in rehab and someone I know the other day was drinking in the street. He offered me a sip of something and said "it's really nice, it's not like usual tramp stuff" and said it was cheap from Aldi.

You've really got to cut down Sippo  ;)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Saturday, October 15, 2016, 19:44:33
I do, but I love it. I drink more rum than beer surprisingly.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Talk Talk on Saturday, October 15, 2016, 22:43:47
Bought a bottle of Bad King John tonight from Sainsbury's. Absolutely loved it, dark and strong. I didn't know much about the brewery but had a look and they're local-ish. Ex-Brakspears which is more than good enough for me. Their range of Christmas Elf beers cracks me up

http://www.ridgewaybrewery.co.uk/ (http://www.ridgewaybrewery.co.uk/)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Talk Talk on Saturday, October 15, 2016, 22:53:04
PS the 'spoons Autumn Real Ale Festival started on Wednesday by the way. Runs until Sunday 23rd. Been going to both spring and autumn events with Gazza for many years now, it makes a great Thursday night out drinking about 20 third pints and a very fuzzy Friday morning. No Groves this time around now, so just the Savoy and Sir Dans unless you fancy going out to the Dockle.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: RobertT on Sunday, October 16, 2016, 00:49:26
http://sweetwaterbrew.com/brews/sweetwater-420/#

Had some of this the other day over here (in the crazy country where Trump is nearly going to be president).  Quite nice stuff which a guy at the bar got for me - English accent is very novel in the parts I am living.



Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 07:48:37
For this interested in the Swindon Beer festival at Steam this weekend here is the full line up....

SWINDON 2016 STEAM 175 BEER FESTIVAL. Arkells - Hoperation IPA, 4.2
Arkells - Steam Powered, 4.0
Arundel - Stronghold, 4.7
Bath - Ales Gem, 4.1
Battledown - Sunbeam California Steam, 3.8
Bays - Topsail, 4.0
Bespoke - Golden Rule, 4.0
Binghams - Vanilla Stout, 5.0
Blindmans - Hoptical Illusion, 4.2
Box Steam - Ghost Train, 4.8
Brains - Open Casket, 4.5
Branscombe - Vale Summa This, 4.2
Burton Bridge - Thomas Sykes, 10.0
Butcombe - Gold, 4.4
Castle Combe - Bybrook Bitter, 3.5
Castle Combe - Dark Lane Porter, 5.5
Cheddar Ales - Potholer, 4.3
Coastal - Golden Gorse, 5.6
Corinium Ales - Carpe Noctem V, 5.8
Corinium Ales - Centurion Stout, 4.7
Cotleigh - Commando Hoofing, 4.0
Dark Star - Hophead, 3.8
Dartmoor - Legend, 4.4
Dorset Brewing Co. - Chocwork Orange, 4.7
Downton - Cerberus, 4.2
Electric Bear - Livewire, 5.4
Electric Bear - Spilt Milk, 5.0
Emal - Isca Gold, 4.0
Emal - Legio, 4.5
Exe Valley - Autumn Glory, 4.5
Exeter - Fall's Over, 5.0
Exmoor - Wild Cat, 4.4
Flying Monk - Birdman, 4.7
Force - Cerberus Loose, 5.5
Force - Yankee Zulu, 4.0
Gloucester - Chinook, 6.6
Gloucester - Espresso, 4.5
Goldmark - Phoenix, 4.1
Grafton - Bananalicious, 4.5
Grafton - Silhouette Vanilla Beer, 4.0
Great Western - Moose River, 5.0
Green Jack - Orange Wheat Beer, 4.2
Gyle 59 - Dorset Gipa, 5.4
Gyle 59 - Freedom Hiker, 3.7 (New Receipe)
Hammerpot - RIPA, 5.0
Hanlons- Stormstay, 5.0
Hop Back - Entire Stout, 4.5
Hop Kettle - Blood Orange Porter, 7.6
Hop Kettle - COB (Cricklade Ordinary Bitter), 3.8
Hop Kettle - Coffee Pale Ale, 4.2
Hop Kettle - Element, 3.6
Hop Kettle - Oak Smoked Hefeweizen, 5.5
Hop Kettle - Waste Not Want Not, 5.0
Humpty Dumpty - Lemon & Ginger, 4.0
Indigenous - Double Warp, 5.8
Indigenous - Moonstruck, 4.8
Innformal - Ruby Steampunk Mild, 7.1
Innformal - West Coast IPA, 5.9
Kennet & Avon - Brassknocker Mocha, 4.8
Kennet & Avon - Lock 7, 4.6
Kingstone - Challenger Ale, 4.0
Loddon - Peeler, 4.5
Milton - Justinian, 3.9
Milton - Minarva, 4.6
Moles - Mole's Dark, 4.5
Moor - Raw, 4.3
Old Diary - Green Hop Fuggles, 4.0
Otley - O3 Boss, 4.4
Otter - Otter Ale, 4.5
Palmers - Tally Ho, 5.5
Plain Ales - Inncognito, 4.8
Plain Ales - Little Man, Tall Hat, 4.2
Portobello - Westway Pale Ale, 4.0
Purple Moose - Ysgawen Elderflower Ale, 4.0
Quantock - Sunraker, 4.2
Ramsbury - Belapur IPA, 5.5
Ramsbury - Expresso Pig Stout, 4.8
Ramsbury - Flint Knapper, 4.2
Ramsbury - Ramsbury Gold, 4.5
Ramsbury - Red Velvet, 4.6
Ramsbury - Same Again, 3.8
Ramsbury - That Old Chesnut, 4.3
Ramsbury - Triple Hop, 4.4
RCH - Blackberry Slug, 4.5
RCH - Ginger Pitchfork, 4.3
RCH - PG Steam, 3.9
Rebellion - Victory, 4.2
Salopian - Hop Twister, 4.5
Saltaire - Hop #256, 5.0
Saltaire - Raspberry Blond, 4.0
Sarah Hughes - Dark Ruby Mild, 6.0
Shed Ales - Beetle Juice, 4.0
Shed Ales - Oops A Daisy, 4.7
Skinners - Betty Stogs, 4.0
Skinners - Cornish Knocker, 4.5
South Hams - Stumble Bee, 4.2
St Austell - Big Job, 7.2
St Austell - Bucket of Blood, 4.5
St Austell - Italian Job, 5.0 (Small Batch beer)
St Austell - Proper Job, 4.5
St Austell - Tribute, 4.2
St Georges - Lazy Days, 4.1
Stonehenge Ales - Mystik, 4.5
Summerskills - Devon Dew, 4.5
Tap Brewery - Paddington, 4.5
Tap Brewery - The Fat Controller, 4.6
Three Castles - Beerista, 4.6
Three Castles - Chainmail Pale, 3.8
Three Daggers - Dagger's Black, 4.5
Titanic - First Class, 3.8
Twisted Brewing - Rider, 4.0
Twisted Brewing - Verteran, 4.2
Upham - Autumn Leaves, 4.3
Vale of Glamorgan - Miami Weiss, 4.5
Vale of Glamorgan - South Island, 4.2
Wadworth - Cooper's Vice, 5.0
Weighbridge - GWR 175 Special Mild, 4.0
Weighbridge - Pooley's Golden, 4.7
Weighbridge - Rock on Ruby, 4.4
Wild Weather - Mud Slinger, 5.5
Wild Weather - Storm in a Teacup, 6.1
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror Black IPA, 5.0
Worlds End - Dark World, 4.2
Worlds End - Golden Sunbeam, 3.8

For anyone interested in Ciders,
see provisional list below :-

Circle Cider - Butchers Boy, 5.5 (Sweet)
Circle Cider - Cats Tongue, 6.1 (Dry)
Circle Cider - RoundAbout, 5.6 (Medium)
Cockeyed Cider Co - Mad Jack, 5.0 (Dry)
Gwynt Y Ddraig - Happy Daze, 4.5 (Medium)
Gwynt Y Ddraig - Welsh Warrior, 6.0 (Medium)
Handmade Cider - Medium, 4.8 (Medium)
Handmade Cider - Medium Dry, 6.5 (Medium Dry)
Handmade Cider - Medium Sweet, 3.8 (Medium Sweet)
Lilleys - Merry Monkey, 4.5 (Bitter Sweet)
Lilleys- Sunset, 6.0 (Medium Sweet)
Mates Cider Co - Eider, 5.2 (Sweet)
Mates Cider Co - Linnet, 5.2 (Sweet)
Mates Cider Co - Red Leg Perry, 5.4 (Medium)
Mates Cider Co - Sky Lark 5.2 (Sweet)
Mr Whiteheads - Boxing Dog, 7.5 (Medium Dry)
Mr Whiteheads - Devil's Device, 8.4 (Medium)
Naish's/Chant's Cider - Naish's Cider, 7.5 (Dry)
Naish's/Chant's Cider - Singing Cider, 7.5 (Medium)
Orchard - Wye, 6.1 (Medium)
Rich's - Farmhouse Cider, 6.0 (Dry)
Rich's - Legbender, 6.0 (Dry)
Sandford Orchard - Pear Shaped, 7.5 (Medium)
Sandford Orchard - Vintage, 7.0 (Medium)
Scrumpy Wasp - Amnesia, 7.2 (Medium Dry)
Scrumpy Wasp - Nice Pear 5.0 (Apple and Pear)
Sheppys - Farmhouse, 6.0 (Medium)
Snailsbank - Very Perry, 5.1 (Medium)
West Croft's - Janets Jungle Juice, 6.5 (Medium Dry)
Westons - Family Reserve, 5.0 (Medium)

PLEASE NOTE :-
Advance tickets for the Friday evening session are all sold out.

Reminder below of the session times.
Thur 27 Oct - 18:00 to 23:00 - £5 Pay on the door
Fri 28 Oct - 11:00 to 15:30 - £5 Pay on the door
Fri 28 Oct - 18:00 to 23:00 £10 (inc.£4 worth of beer) Ticket only
Sat 29 Oct - 11:00 to 19:00 £4 Pay on the door


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Chubbs on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 07:58:52
For this interested in the Swindon Beer festival at Steam this weekend here is the full line up....

SWINDON 2016 STEAM 175 BEER FESTIVAL. Arkells - Hoperation IPA, 4.2
Arkells - Steam Powered, 4.0
Arundel - Stronghold, 4.7
Bath - Ales Gem, 4.1
Battledown - Sunbeam California Steam, 3.8
Bays - Topsail, 4.0
Bespoke - Golden Rule, 4.0
Binghams - Vanilla Stout, 5.0
Blindmans - Hoptical Illusion, 4.2
Box Steam - Ghost Train, 4.8
Brains - Open Casket, 4.5
Branscombe - Vale Summa This, 4.2
Burton Bridge - Thomas Sykes, 10.0
Butcombe - Gold, 4.4
Castle Combe - Bybrook Bitter, 3.5
Castle Combe - Dark Lane Porter, 5.5
Cheddar Ales - Potholer, 4.3
Coastal - Golden Gorse, 5.6
Corinium Ales - Carpe Noctem V, 5.8
Corinium Ales - Centurion Stout, 4.7
Cotleigh - Commando Hoofing, 4.0
Dark Star - Hophead, 3.8
Dartmoor - Legend, 4.4
Dorset Brewing Co. - Chocwork Orange, 4.7
Downton - Cerberus, 4.2
Electric Bear - Livewire, 5.4
Electric Bear - Spilt Milk, 5.0
Emal - Isca Gold, 4.0
Emal - Legio, 4.5
Exe Valley - Autumn Glory, 4.5
Exeter - Fall's Over, 5.0
Exmoor - Wild Cat, 4.4
Flying Monk - Birdman, 4.7
Force - Cerberus Loose, 5.5
Force - Yankee Zulu, 4.0
Gloucester - Chinook, 6.6
Gloucester - Espresso, 4.5
Goldmark - Phoenix, 4.1
Grafton - Bananalicious, 4.5
Grafton - Silhouette Vanilla Beer, 4.0
Great Western - Moose River, 5.0
Green Jack - Orange Wheat Beer, 4.2
Gyle 59 - Dorset Gipa, 5.4
Gyle 59 - Freedom Hiker, 3.7 (New Receipe)
Hammerpot - RIPA, 5.0
Hanlons- Stormstay, 5.0
Hop Back - Entire Stout, 4.5
Hop Kettle - Blood Orange Porter, 7.6
Hop Kettle - COB (Cricklade Ordinary Bitter), 3.8
Hop Kettle - Coffee Pale Ale, 4.2
Hop Kettle - Element, 3.6
Hop Kettle - Oak Smoked Hefeweizen, 5.5
Hop Kettle - Waste Not Want Not, 5.0
Humpty Dumpty - Lemon & Ginger, 4.0
Indigenous - Double Warp, 5.8
Indigenous - Moonstruck, 4.8
Innformal - Ruby Steampunk Mild, 7.1
Innformal - West Coast IPA, 5.9
Kennet & Avon - Brassknocker Mocha, 4.8
Kennet & Avon - Lock 7, 4.6
Kingstone - Challenger Ale, 4.0
Loddon - Peeler, 4.5
Milton - Justinian, 3.9
Milton - Minarva, 4.6
Moles - Mole's Dark, 4.5
Moor - Raw, 4.3
Old Diary - Green Hop Fuggles, 4.0
Otley - O3 Boss, 4.4
Otter - Otter Ale, 4.5
Palmers - Tally Ho, 5.5
Plain Ales - Inncognito, 4.8
Plain Ales - Little Man, Tall Hat, 4.2
Portobello - Westway Pale Ale, 4.0
Purple Moose - Ysgawen Elderflower Ale, 4.0
Quantock - Sunraker, 4.2
Ramsbury - Belapur IPA, 5.5
Ramsbury - Expresso Pig Stout, 4.8
Ramsbury - Flint Knapper, 4.2
Ramsbury - Ramsbury Gold, 4.5
Ramsbury - Red Velvet, 4.6
Ramsbury - Same Again, 3.8
Ramsbury - That Old Chesnut, 4.3
Ramsbury - Triple Hop, 4.4
RCH - Blackberry Slug, 4.5
RCH - Ginger Pitchfork, 4.3
RCH - PG Steam, 3.9
Rebellion - Victory, 4.2
Salopian - Hop Twister, 4.5
Saltaire - Hop #256, 5.0
Saltaire - Raspberry Blond, 4.0
Sarah Hughes - Dark Ruby Mild, 6.0
Shed Ales - Beetle Juice, 4.0
Shed Ales - Oops A Daisy, 4.7
Skinners - Betty Stogs, 4.0
Skinners - Cornish Knocker, 4.5
South Hams - Stumble Bee, 4.2
St Austell - Big Job, 7.2
St Austell - Bucket of Blood, 4.5
St Austell - Italian Job, 5.0 (Small Batch beer)
St Austell - Proper Job, 4.5
St Austell - Tribute, 4.2
St Georges - Lazy Days, 4.1
Stonehenge Ales - Mystik, 4.5
Summerskills - Devon Dew, 4.5
Tap Brewery - Paddington, 4.5
Tap Brewery - The Fat Controller, 4.6
Three Castles - Beerista, 4.6
Three Castles - Chainmail Pale, 3.8
Three Daggers - Dagger's Black, 4.5
Titanic - First Class, 3.8
Twisted Brewing - Rider, 4.0
Twisted Brewing - Verteran, 4.2
Upham - Autumn Leaves, 4.3
Vale of Glamorgan - Miami Weiss, 4.5
Vale of Glamorgan - South Island, 4.2
Wadworth - Cooper's Vice, 5.0
Weighbridge - GWR 175 Special Mild, 4.0
Weighbridge - Pooley's Golden, 4.7
Weighbridge - Rock on Ruby, 4.4
Wild Weather - Mud Slinger, 5.5
Wild Weather - Storm in a Teacup, 6.1
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror Black IPA, 5.0
Worlds End - Dark World, 4.2
Worlds End - Golden Sunbeam, 3.8

For anyone interested in Ciders,
see provisional list below :-

Circle Cider - Butchers Boy, 5.5 (Sweet)
Circle Cider - Cats Tongue, 6.1 (Dry)
Circle Cider - RoundAbout, 5.6 (Medium)
Cockeyed Cider Co - Mad Jack, 5.0 (Dry)
Gwynt Y Ddraig - Happy Daze, 4.5 (Medium)
Gwynt Y Ddraig - Welsh Warrior, 6.0 (Medium)
Handmade Cider - Medium, 4.8 (Medium)
Handmade Cider - Medium Dry, 6.5 (Medium Dry)
Handmade Cider - Medium Sweet, 3.8 (Medium Sweet)
Lilleys - Merry Monkey, 4.5 (Bitter Sweet)
Lilleys- Sunset, 6.0 (Medium Sweet)
Mates Cider Co - Eider, 5.2 (Sweet)
Mates Cider Co - Linnet, 5.2 (Sweet)
Mates Cider Co - Red Leg Perry, 5.4 (Medium)
Mates Cider Co - Sky Lark 5.2 (Sweet)
Mr Whiteheads - Boxing Dog, 7.5 (Medium Dry)
Mr Whiteheads - Devil's Device, 8.4 (Medium)
Naish's/Chant's Cider - Naish's Cider, 7.5 (Dry)
Naish's/Chant's Cider - Singing Cider, 7.5 (Medium)
Orchard - Wye, 6.1 (Medium)
Rich's - Farmhouse Cider, 6.0 (Dry)
Rich's - Legbender, 6.0 (Dry)
Sandford Orchard - Pear Shaped, 7.5 (Medium)
Sandford Orchard - Vintage, 7.0 (Medium)
Scrumpy Wasp - Amnesia, 7.2 (Medium Dry)
Scrumpy Wasp - Nice Pear 5.0 (Apple and Pear)
Sheppys - Farmhouse, 6.0 (Medium)
Snailsbank - Very Perry, 5.1 (Medium)
West Croft's - Janets Jungle Juice, 6.5 (Medium Dry)
Westons - Family Reserve, 5.0 (Medium)

PLEASE NOTE :-
Advance tickets for the Friday evening session are all sold out.

Reminder below of the session times.
Thur 27 Oct - 18:00 to 23:00 - £5 Pay on the door
Fri 28 Oct - 11:00 to 15:30 - £5 Pay on the door
Fri 28 Oct - 18:00 to 23:00 £10 (inc.£4 worth of beer) Ticket only
Sat 29 Oct - 11:00 to 19:00 £4 Pay on the door

Fuck me, that's a lot or booze.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: sonicyouth on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 08:13:40
I feel a little bit thirsty now.

I tried this at the weekend, not normally a fan of porters but this was delicious

(http://www.magicrockbrewing.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/COMMONGROUNDS-01.jpg)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 09:15:26
Fuck me, that's a lot or booze.

Where would you start?  I've always worked on the principle of start weak and finish strong....not sure why.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: suttonred on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 09:33:03
I feel a little bit thirsty now.

I tried this at the weekend, not normally a fan of porters but this was delicious

(http://www.magicrockbrewing.com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/COMMONGROUNDS-01.jpg)

I had a pint of this a week back. Anyone who knows me, knows i'm not a slow imbiber. This took me an hour, it was that heavy.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: ron dodgers on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 10:33:34
Where would you start?  I've always worked on the principle of start weak and finish strong....not sure why.
for a Friday, breakfast at Dotty's caff walk down to Steam, start strong, go right to left and finish on cider then go down the Gluepot followed by the Beehive then the Hop and have a curry at 7 - simples.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 10:51:51
for a Friday, breakfast at Dotty's caff walk down to Steam, start strong, go right to left and finish on cider then go down the Gluepot followed by the Beehive then the Hop and have a curry at 7 - simples.

I admire your fortitude Ron. In bed by 9:00?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: ron dodgers on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 15:55:19
I can't remember, I'll ask the missus, don't do afternoon and evening though


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: timmyg on Thursday, October 27, 2016, 10:02:08
Nice local-ish feel to this list, with plenty that I know nothing at all about.  From first look I'll probably have a go at finding some of these:
Battledown - Sunbeam California Steam, 3.8
Blindmans - Hoptical Illusion, 4.2
Dorset Brewing Co. - Chocwork Orange, 4.7
Emal - Isca Gold, 4.0
Exe Valley - Autumn Glory, 4.5
Exeter - Fall's Over, 5.0
Exmoor - Wild Cat, 4.4
Force - Cerberus Loose, 5.5
Force - Yankee Zulu, 4.0
Gloucester - Chinook, 6.6
Grafton - Bananalicious, 4.5
Grafton - Silhouette Vanilla Beer, 4.0
Great Western - Moose River, 5.0
Green Jack - Orange Wheat Beer, 4.2
Hammerpot - RIPA, 5.0
Hop Kettle - Blood Orange Porter, 7.6
Hop Kettle - Coffee Pale Ale, 4.2
Hop Kettle - Oak Smoked Hefeweizen, 5.5
Humpty Dumpty - Lemon & Ginger, 4.0
Innformal - West Coast IPA, 5.9
Moor - Raw, 4.3
Ramsbury - Belapur IPA, 5.5
Ramsbury - Triple Hop, 4.4
RCH - Ginger Pitchfork, 4.3
Salopian - Hop Twister, 4.5
Saltaire - Hop #256, 5.0
Saltaire - Raspberry Blond, 4.0
Shed Ales - Beetle Juice, 4.0
Shed Ales - Oops A Daisy, 4.7
St Austell - Bucket of Blood, 4.5
St Austell - Italian Job, 5.0 (Small Batch beer)
Summerskills - Devon Dew, 4.5
Three Castles - Beerista, 4.6
Titanic - First Class, 3.8
Vale of Glamorgan - South Island, 4.2
Wadworth - Cooper's Vice, 5.0
Windsor & Eton - Conqueror Black IPA, 5.0
Any gems that I'll be missing out on?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, October 27, 2016, 10:37:15
I know all the brewers listed except Green Jack and Grafton but don't know a lot of the beers listed.

Go enjoy, I wish I could get there but unfortunately I am away on thr IOW for the weekend for my wedding anniversary. Next year is high on my list though.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: suttonred on Thursday, October 27, 2016, 11:58:22
Probably a stupid question, but why didn't they tie this in with a home match of ours?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: timmyg on Thursday, October 27, 2016, 15:47:59
The BeerEx is always the last weekend in October, so is on a home game every other year or so depending on fixture list.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Thursday, October 27, 2016, 16:08:04
Will be there tomorrow evening. First time for me, looking forward to it.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, November 5, 2016, 22:58:03
Fortunate to live near an excellent beer shop called the Beer Boutique that has just expanded their selection of tap beers, just spent an excellent couple of hours sampling Kernel and Beavertown beers. Life is too short for shit beer.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Peter Venkman on Sunday, November 6, 2016, 10:09:16
Life is too short for shit beer.
Amen.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Sunday, November 6, 2016, 22:40:05
Blunsdon House Hotel have prahva on draught. Nice drinkable pilsner.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: ron dodgers on Monday, November 7, 2016, 00:19:58
is that the low alcohol staropramen ?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Talk Talk on Monday, November 7, 2016, 00:21:34
Fortunate to live near an excellent beer shop called the Beer Boutique that has just expanded their selection of tap beers, just spent an excellent couple of hours sampling Kernel and Beavertown beers. Life is too short for shit beer.

Yawn


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Monday, November 7, 2016, 06:34:36
is that the low alcohol staropramen ?

4%


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, November 7, 2016, 10:45:26
Intrigued to hear what people think about Brew Dog, the beers Ok (some of it anyway - some tastes like Special Brew) but bloody expensive when it comes in such small bottles but the way some people rave about it you would think they have changed the world!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, November 7, 2016, 12:27:30
Punk IPA is one of my favourites and I've not tried any of their brews that I've not enjoyed


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, November 7, 2016, 12:33:30
Intrigued to hear what people think about Brew Dog, the beers Ok (some of it anyway - some tastes like Special Brew) but bloody expensive when it comes in such small bottles but the way some people rave about it you would think they have changed the world!
I have been to the brewery and the Brew Dog bar in Edinburgh and they are ok but for my tastes they do over hop the beers, some of the stronger IPA's are very very bitter.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: A Gent Orange on Monday, November 7, 2016, 12:35:20
They are okay - the fact that you can get them everywhere means I do drink them more than say Thornbridge who do some similar ones but largely better. Dead Pony Club is perhaps my favourite of theirs. Nanny State, their low alcohol one is okay for driving too.

Hate the ad copy on the side though. Also ones such as Jack Hammer are very average, very sweet strong beers.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, November 7, 2016, 12:46:35
While we're at it, anyone else tried any of The Kernel's beers? Their pale ales are amaaaaazing


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Panda Paws on Monday, November 7, 2016, 12:51:33
While we're at it, anyone else tried any of The Kernel's beers? Their pale ales are amaaaaazing

Yep, love them Their brewery is one of the stops on the Bermondsey beer mile, which I'd wholly recommend doing.

I really like Partizan and Brixton breweries at the moment, and Einstok (Icelandic brewery). Dropping £20 in a bottle shop on 7 or 8 different beers is one of the best things, and the whole beer scene is awesome at the moment. Every time someone like BrewDog or Camden get too big and you see them everywhere, half a dozen new players pop up.

This place is also on my hit list: http://motherkellys.co.uk/


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, November 7, 2016, 12:56:33
This place is also on my hit list: http://motherkellys.co.uk/

Looks good. They've got a couple of Ægir beers on, lovely beers from a beautiful part of Norway.

I'm going to a Kiwi tap takeover in Battersea later in the week, should be good. It's impossible not to find new and tasty beers from small breweries, I love it.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: A Gent Orange on Monday, November 7, 2016, 13:16:40
Looks great. Wiper and True and Tiny Rebel are well worth a try. I've only had one Kernel but will keep looking. It is a wonderful time, isn't? Fashion may move on again and many will probably go to the wall but at the moment...


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Stevens on Monday, November 7, 2016, 17:30:06
Serving Marstons Pedigree on tap at the local now, what a result.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, November 7, 2016, 18:26:43
Punk IPA is one of my favourites and I've not tried any of their brews that I've not enjoyed

I like that too. Amazingly, you can get it in Carrefour and Monoprix, along with Pride.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, November 7, 2016, 18:42:22
I like that too. Amazingly, you can get it in Carrefour and Monoprix, along with Pride.
£6 for 4 cans in the Sainsbury's near me. Not cheap but cheap enough...


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Red Frog on Monday, November 7, 2016, 23:47:45
£6 for 4 cans in the Sainsbury's near me. Not cheap but cheap enough...

Hopefully about to get cheaper here on the lovely sunlit Costa Europa.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 09:32:38
Yep, love them Their brewery is one of the stops on the Bermondsey beer mile, which I'd wholly recommend doing.

I really like Partizan and Brixton breweries at the moment, and Einstok (Icelandic brewery). Dropping £20 in a bottle shop on 7 or 8 different beers is one of the best things, and the whole beer scene is awesome at the moment. Every time someone like BrewDog or Camden get too big and you see them everywhere, half a dozen new players pop up.

This place is also on my hit list: http://motherkellys.co.uk/


There is a Brewdog near us on Battersea Rise which is a pretty good bar. We actually did a beer tasting session there which was quite interesting.

I do like their beer in general, the chocolate stout was nice, but you could probably only have 1.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 11:50:12
If anyone is ever in east london, visit http://www.masonandcompany.co.uk/

Good food and good beer.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Panda Paws on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, 12:54:02
If anyone is ever in east london, visit http://www.masonandcompany.co.uk/

Good food and good beer.

Great place, as is Shane's next door - brilliant food. 5 Points, who co-own The Mason Co is another of my absolute favourites. Their Pale is great.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 16:38:58
New pub opening in Old Town tonight, The Tuppenny. No mainstream beers or lagers - all craft beers from the local Renegade Brewery and West Berkshire Brewery.

Apparently, they provide something called a Growler for takeaway beer!


Craft Beer & Cider line-up On the taps

Renegade Brewery – Craft Lager – 4.5%

This uncompromising lager is crisp, clean and utterly refreshing. Lagered for six weeks and loaded with Progress and Fuggles hops for masses of flavour.

Renegade Brewery – West Coast Pale Ale – 5.1%

Pow! Hops! This American Pale Ale is inspired by the great craft beers of the U.S. West Coast. Shedloads of Cascade, Summit, Columbus and Chinook result in a big, fat, hop bomb of a beer.

Electric Bear Brewing – Edison – 4.8%

This Czech style lager is a straw colour with classic Pilsner nose and hints of banana. Clean floral, grassy with citrus notes to taste; dry and refreshing.

Bristol Beer Factory – Milk Stout – 4.5%

Smooth chocolate sweetness and balancing coffee bitterness with hints of dark fruits. Perfect for winter.

West Berkshire Brewery – Wheaty McWheatface – 4.2%

Winner of the Imbibe Wheat Beer Challenge 2016. A mix of traditional styles with inspiration drawn from the continent. 50% wheat in the mash adds a spicy yet clean flavour and bittering is provided by English First Gold hops..

Hoxton Cidersmiths – Harry Masters Jersey – 4.5%

Made from the vintage bitter sweet cider apple raised originally by Somerset nurseryman Harry Masters in the late 1800s, this is a medium blend cider with a refreshing and distinctive taste. As right for a summer’s day as a night on the tiles.

On the pumps

West Berkshire Brewery – Good Old Boy Best Bitter – 4.0%

Gold winner, Supreme Champion Beer of Britain for 2017! A classic bitter brewed with a blend of rich malted barley and fruity hops to produce an exceptionally well-balanced and full-flavoured beer.

West Berkshire Brewery – Mr Chubb’s Lunchtime Bitter – 3.7%

This beautifully balanced session ale has a refreshing light floral flavour provided by a single variety of English hops.



Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Chubbs on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 16:53:10
New pub opening in Old Town tonight, The Tuppenny. No mainstream beers or lagers - all craft beers from the local Renegade Brewery and West Berkshire Brewery.

Apparently, they provide something called a Growler for takeaway beer!


Craft Beer & Cider line-up On the taps

Renegade Brewery – Craft Lager – 4.5%

This uncompromising lager is crisp, clean and utterly refreshing. Lagered for six weeks and loaded with Progress and Fuggles hops for masses of flavour.

Renegade Brewery – West Coast Pale Ale – 5.1%

Pow! Hops! This American Pale Ale is inspired by the great craft beers of the U.S. West Coast. Shedloads of Cascade, Summit, Columbus and Chinook result in a big, fat, hop bomb of a beer.

Electric Bear Brewing – Edison – 4.8%

This Czech style lager is a straw colour with classic Pilsner nose and hints of banana. Clean floral, grassy with citrus notes to taste; dry and refreshing.

Bristol Beer Factory – Milk Stout – 4.5%

Smooth chocolate sweetness and balancing coffee bitterness with hints of dark fruits. Perfect for winter.

West Berkshire Brewery – Wheaty McWheatface – 4.2%

Winner of the Imbibe Wheat Beer Challenge 2016. A mix of traditional styles with inspiration drawn from the continent. 50% wheat in the mash adds a spicy yet clean flavour and bittering is provided by English First Gold hops..

Hoxton Cidersmiths – Harry Masters Jersey – 4.5%

Made from the vintage bitter sweet cider apple raised originally by Somerset nurseryman Harry Masters in the late 1800s, this is a medium blend cider with a refreshing and distinctive taste. As right for a summer’s day as a night on the tiles.

On the pumps

West Berkshire Brewery – Good Old Boy Best Bitter – 4.0%

Gold winner, Supreme Champion Beer of Britain for 2017! A classic bitter brewed with a blend of rich malted barley and fruity hops to produce an exceptionally well-balanced and full-flavoured beer.

West Berkshire Brewery – Mr Chubb’s Lunchtime Bitter – 3.7%

This beautifully balanced session ale has a refreshing light floral flavour provided by a single variety of English hops.


Is that not a bit pretentious? I'm not saying they should have a fridge full of wkd blue and Smirnoff ice but what's the reason for no mainstream beers of larger?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 16:58:04
Pretty similar to the pub opposite them, tbh and that's usually rammed..

Think it's a good idea what with the upsurge in interest in 'real' ale etc. Nice to have a choice from the usual offerings.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 16:58:45
It works for The Hop opposite, so guess they are going for extending that market.  No point putting in a branded place in that area given the existing competition.  Like the idea, will give it a visit when I come back to see the family.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 17:04:01
Is that not a bit pretentious? I'm not saying they should have a fridge full of wkd blue and Smirnoff ice but what's the reason for no mainstream beers of larger?

I'm surprised you think it pretentious Chubbs, when you've a lunchtime bitter named after you  :)

Essentially snobbery, you're trying to tap into a more "sophisticated" market.  Difficult in Swindon....as it's tiny and maybe catered for. Still Linda always did a top job in the Vic, so she'll probably make a go of this.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 17:07:04
Its named after a Tuppenny Upright - one of the services offered by Victorian whores.

With inflation, what would that be worth nowadays?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 17:17:24
Its named after a Tuppenny Upright - one of the services offered by Victorian whores.

With inflation, what would that be worth nowadays?

Swindon's most notorious Victorian pub for offering services, was the Rhinoceros in Little London.  Sadly no longer extant.

http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/5067380.History__When_Old_Town_was_centre_of_depravity/


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 17:22:01
I used to run my business from Little London Court - I thought it was purpose-built offices.

Handy for The Roaring Donkey, though.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: ron dodgers on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 17:23:45
my advent calendar  :pint:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 17:26:18
What a cracking idea!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Panda Paws on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 17:49:56
Is that not a bit pretentious? I'm not saying they should have a fridge full of wkd blue and Smirnoff ice but what's the reason for no mainstream beers of larger?

For anyone finding it a bit pretentious, there's a 1000 other pubs serving mainstream beer....


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Ginginho on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 19:03:18
That sounds ace, not that I venture out too often, but there will be a load of us out in a couple of weeks so will make sure I pop in.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: sonicyouth on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 21:00:45
LIFEBISBTPOSHORTDPRSHITVEER


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 21:12:00
For anyone finding it a bit pretentious, there's a 1000 other pubs serving mainstream beer....

The real question is...


Is Pepsi okay?


(I know, I know. It'll be Fentiman's Curiosity Cola)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 21:33:10
I asked them if they were going to get any beavertown in.

They said no.



Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sir Cliff Pipehard on Thursday, November 24, 2016, 18:23:08
Great to see a new Ale pub opening in Swindon,I shall definitely pop in next time I'm in town.
West Berkshire Good Old Boy is a decent pint,I've tried it at the Tally Ho in Hungerford Newtown,a community pub that's well worth a visit.
I'm a big fan of Ramsbury Gold which is a great summer pint.
I think they sell a Ramsbury at the Hop as the house beer.
Ramsbury do a Vodka too which I've not tried yet.
There's some great Beer out there!
This time of year is all about Porter for me.
Box steam and Fullers London Porter  are very good, and Wickwar's Station Porter is sensational!
Christmas really starts for me with the first pint of Bath Ales Festivity from the tap.
I always treat myself to a Microcask at Christmas.



Title: Re: Beer
Post by: donkey on Thursday, November 24, 2016, 19:05:30
This time of year is all about Porter for me.
Box steam and Fullers London Porter  are very good, and Wickwar's Station Porter is sensational!
Christmas really starts for me with the first pint of Bath Ales Festivity from the tap.
I always treat myself to a Microcask at Christmas.



Both the London Porter and Festivity are bloody great.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: sonicyouth on Thursday, November 24, 2016, 19:47:02
I'm currently at a brewery drinking beer and eating bread and cheese. Fuck, I love London


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: donkey on Thursday, November 24, 2016, 19:49:53
H II
I'm currently at a brewery drinking beer and eating bread and cheese. Fuck, I love London

One of the world's finest cities.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Batch on Thursday, November 24, 2016, 20:30:53
polluted shithole ;)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, November 24, 2016, 20:40:49
I'm currently at a brewery drinking beer and eating bread and cheese. Fuck, I love London

Where is that sonic? Sounds idyllic!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: sonicyouth on Thursday, November 24, 2016, 20:52:41
Where is that sonic? Sounds idyllic!
Canopy beer co in Herne Hill


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Ginginho on Thursday, November 24, 2016, 21:29:01
Only in London can you drink beer and eat bread & cheese.
What an age we live in!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: sonicyouth on Thursday, November 24, 2016, 21:44:57
Only in London can you drink beer and eat bread & cheese.
What an age we live in!
On a Thursday!!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sir Cliff Pipehard on Friday, November 25, 2016, 10:39:12
Both the London Porter and Festivity are bloody great.

Fullers London Porter always seems to be on offer in Waitrose ,less than 2 quid a bottle. :pint:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, November 25, 2016, 11:25:05
Canopy beer co in Herne Hill

Cheers, just had a look, sounds like a decent spot.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: sonicyouth on Friday, November 25, 2016, 12:16:50
Cheers, just had a look, sounds like a decent spot.
Beers were good but not exceptional, lovely little place and friendly folk - will be visiting again.

Recommend the Brockwell IPA.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, November 25, 2016, 13:40:14
Beers were good but not exceptional, lovely little place and friendly folk - will be visiting again.

Recommend the Brockwell IPA.

More importantly what was the cheese like?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: donkey on Saturday, November 26, 2016, 08:54:22
Fullers London Porter always seems to be on offer in Waitrose ,less than 2 quid a bottle. :pint:


Cheers! In Waitrose now, getting some.😊


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, November 26, 2016, 11:25:22
Cheers! In Waitrose now, getting some.😊
Box Steam Brewery. Funnel Blower ASDA 4 for £5 absolutely lush. http://boxsteambrewery.com/


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, November 26, 2016, 12:49:09
I've got 3 bottles of Southwold Winter IPA to dull the inevitable drudgery this afternoon - 6.7% too.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: donkey on Saturday, November 26, 2016, 13:18:30
I've got 3 bottles of Southwold Winter IPA to dull the inevitable drudgery this afternoon - 6.7% too.

About the best way to deal with Town this season. Adnams, I assume.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, November 26, 2016, 15:00:46
I've got 3 bottles of Southwold Winter IPA to dull the inevitable drudgery this afternoon - 6.7% too.
First bottle consumed. I can't recommend it enough. Bloody lovely!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Wilf Shergold on Saturday, November 26, 2016, 18:03:21
Box Steam Brewery. Funnel Blower ASDA 4 for £5 absolutely lush. http://boxsteambrewery.com/

ASDA have kept this 4 for £5 deal going for ages. It's always worth checking them out wherever you are cos they have regional offers. So Proper Job and Lizard Ales when in Cornwall, lovely Bath Ales throughout the South West, fab Wold Top beers in East Yorkshire and so on. Always see the brain damage 1698 from S Neame (6.5%), sometimes McEwans Champion Ale (7.3!) and one I love, hoppy Shipyard American IPA 5% now brewed in the UK by Marstons.

As others have said, 'tis a golden age if you're a beer lover.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Saturday, November 26, 2016, 20:01:36
Amen to shipyard.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sir Cliff Pipehard on Sunday, November 27, 2016, 17:56:37
Cheers! In Waitrose now, getting some.😊

Nice one  :D


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sir Cliff Pipehard on Sunday, November 27, 2016, 17:57:31
Box Steam Brewery. Funnel Blower ASDA 4 for £5 absolutely lush. http://boxsteambrewery.com/

Now THAT is a good deal!
Cheers!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sir Cliff Pipehard on Sunday, November 27, 2016, 18:04:53
Anyone on here ever tried Marston's "Owd Roger"?
7.4%,very sweet initially,but dangerously drinkable.
I did 6 bottles in one go once and my wife found me pissed out of my head in the living room,stripped down to my underpants,weeping like a Glaswegian tramp.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Sunday, November 27, 2016, 18:34:52
Popped in The Tuppenny last night. Good crowd in and the place had a nice buzz about it.

The Renegade IPA was first class - recommend that. Compared to a very average Doom Bar in The Vic later on, I know where I'll be having my next pint.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: WEBBERhyde on Sunday, November 27, 2016, 22:10:07
Also nipped in for a pint in the tuppeny yesterday evening. Decent buzz in the place yes, but has got to go a fair way to match the hop in terms of wanting to be somewhere for the evening. We were trying to work it out last night, but think a lot of it is to do with the dark blue walls and low ceiling making it feel slightly dingy. The slightly random collection of tables and spaces is also odd.

Certainly not writing it off yet though, early days for them to work things out. Will give it a few more visits.

Liking that Old Town is becoming quite the nice evening out in a small area these days.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, November 28, 2016, 09:44:32
The fabric of the place doesn't lend itself to what may be called a 'normal' pub environment, that's for sure. Being an ex-hairdressing salon limits what can be done.

Thank God they banned smoking in pubs with those low ceilings, too! Your so-called dingy feeling was what I quite liked.

Probably not enough seating, but all in all I like the place.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: LucienSanchez on Monday, November 28, 2016, 13:35:52
I think if they had a little play around, they could fit another 3 tables/12 seats in. I liked it in there, will be interesting to see how often they switch the beers around and how it develops in the next 6 months.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Chubbs on Monday, November 28, 2016, 13:45:59
Whats the prices like in there?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, November 28, 2016, 13:54:44
Pint of Renegade for me and a large glass of wine for the missus was £9.60


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Chubbs on Monday, November 28, 2016, 15:00:54
Pint of Renegade for me and a large glass of wine for the missus was £9.60

fuck me, 15 years ago that was a night out with a 20deck.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, November 28, 2016, 15:25:12
fuck me, 15 years ago that was a night out with a 20deck.

Its wine that's a killer price wise, especially if you get a large which is essentially a third of a bottle!

I remember when I was a student and £20 would cover a good night out including a burger/kebab on the way home!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, November 28, 2016, 15:55:53
Its wine that's a killer price wise, especially if you get a large which is essentially a third of a bottle!

I remember when I was a student and £20 would cover a good night out including a burger/kebab on the way home!

I remember when £20 was two and half weeks wages.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, November 28, 2016, 15:57:39
I remember when £20 was two and half weeks wages.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe1a1wHxTyo


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Monday, November 28, 2016, 16:00:35
Unless you go to a Wetherspoons or the like, prices are generally 2 drinks for a tenner wherever you go.

It's insane, really, and the reason I rarely venture out to drink these days - a couple of hours and you're £50 lighter.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Monday, November 28, 2016, 16:35:30
Unless you go to a Wetherspoons or the like, prices are generally 2 drinks for a tenner wherever you go.

It's insane, really, and the reason I rarely venture out to drink these days - a couple of hours and you're £50 lighter.

Horlock is right about the wine. It makes life tricky in this day and age. If, like me, one is inclined to go out with several different ladies, there are some who are quite happy for you to pay for the large glasses of red or white, and others who regard it as somehow an effront to their sense of equality. They may change their point of view as the evening progresses, either way.

I budget to spend about £200-250 a month in pubs as a sort of average figure.  It's a choice thing, some people might prefer to spend that on motoring costs for example.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Wilf Shergold on Monday, November 28, 2016, 20:39:53
Anyone on here ever tried Marston's "Owd Roger"?
7.4%,very sweet initially,but dangerously drinkable.
I did 6 bottles in one go once and my wife found me pissed out of my head in the living room,stripped down to my underpants,weeping like a Glaswegian tramp.

Was recently on offer in one of those cheap supermarkets (BM? Home & Bargain?) for a decent wedge. Might have been £1.70, might have been less. Whatever, as you say, eminently drinkable, as I regretted the next morning.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Chubbs on Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 12:01:21
Unless you go to a Wetherspoons or the like, prices are generally 2 drinks for a tenner wherever you go.

It's insane, really, and the reason I rarely venture out to drink these days - a couple of hours and you're £50 lighter.

I know, I don't go out much these days but we do have an annual family all dayer in bath and i can easily spend 150 quid.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, December 4, 2016, 18:04:35
My 2016 New Years resolution to try as many different beers as possible has been going well.

I'm spending a ridiculous amount of money on beer lately but now up to 116 unique beers for 2016. I'm pretty happy with that.

By virtue of a couple of tastings/brewery tours I've tried two odd but good beers that I would have never tried otherwise:

Canopy Beer Co's Into The Deep (https://untappd.com/b/canopy-beer-co-into-the-deep/1823368) - stout brewed with real oysters.
And the weirdest beer I've ever tried Yeastie Boys' Rex Attitude (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6oiu7jHLKYrRUZxX2d5VEhrODg/view[/url) made with 100% heavy peat malt. It smells like burnt wood and TCP but tastes like cigars and whisky. Weird but good.

It's good to have a hobby.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Sunday, December 4, 2016, 18:55:36
I'm spending a ridiculous amount of money on beer lately but now up to 116 unique beers for 2016. I'm pretty happy with that.

By virtue of a couple of tastings/brewery tours I've tried two odd but good beers that I would have never tried otherwise:

Canopy Beer Co's Into The Deep (https://untappd.com/b/canopy-beer-co-into-the-deep/1823368) - stout brewed with real oysters.
And the weirdest beer I've ever tried Yeastie Boys' Rex Attitude (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6oiu7jHLKYrRUZxX2d5VEhrODg/view[/url) made with 100% heavy peat malt. It smells like burnt wood and TCP but tastes like cigars and whisky. Weird but good.

It's good to have a hobby.

You should become a tegestologist....


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Sunday, December 4, 2016, 20:55:14
I'm spending a ridiculous amount of money on beer lately but now up to 116 unique beers for 2016. I'm pretty happy with that.

By virtue of a couple of tastings/brewery tours I've tried two odd but good beers that I would have never tried otherwise:

Canopy Beer Co's Into The Deep (https://untappd.com/b/canopy-beer-co-into-the-deep/1823368) - stout brewed with real oysters.
And the weirdest beer I've ever tried Yeastie Boys' Rex Attitude (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6oiu7jHLKYrRUZxX2d5VEhrODg/view[/url) made with 100% heavy peat malt. It smells like burnt wood and TCP but tastes like cigars and whisky. Weird but good.

It's good to have a hobby.

Wow. I wish I had counted the ones I have had...

Do they include Marks and Spencer own brand ones? They have very good beers.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Chubbs on Sunday, December 4, 2016, 20:57:02
I drank far too many cans of desporados last night.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: sonicyouth on Sunday, December 4, 2016, 21:00:44
Wow. I wish I had counted the ones I have had...

Do they include Marks and Spencer own brand ones? They have very good beers.
Get Untappd on your phone, easy.


Title: Re: Re: Beer
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, December 5, 2016, 07:59:14
You should become a tegestologist....
Or an alcoholic, frosty jacks is considerably cheaper!


Title: Re: Re: Beer
Post by: Ells on Monday, December 5, 2016, 18:46:22
Or an alcoholic, frosty jacks is considerably cheaper!

That's very popular round here. I know someone who has it tattooed on his chest.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Christy on Monday, December 5, 2016, 21:23:48
I'm spending a ridiculous amount of money on beer lately but now up to 116 unique beers for 2016. I'm pretty happy with that.

By virtue of a couple of tastings/brewery tours I've tried two odd but good beers that I would have never tried otherwise:

Canopy Beer Co's Into The Deep (https://untappd.com/b/canopy-beer-co-into-the-deep/1823368) - stout brewed with real oysters.
And the weirdest beer I've ever tried Yeastie Boys' Rex Attitude (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6oiu7jHLKYrRUZxX2d5VEhrODg/view[/url) made with 100% heavy peat malt. It smells like burnt wood and TCP but tastes like cigars and whisky. Weird but good.

It's good to have a hobby.

Have you done the Wychwood brewery tour in Witney Sonic?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: sonicyouth on Monday, December 5, 2016, 22:23:32
Have you done the Wychwood brewery tour in Witney Sonic?
Not yet, I should go to Hook Norton as well


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Peter Venkman on Thursday, December 8, 2016, 15:31:23
I cannot recommend high enough the service of this beer shop, 3 days from order to delivery, one off postage of £7.49 for however many bottles you order with possibly the best selection I have seen in this country.

Just got my Christmas delivery of 21 Belgian, German and English Christmas beers from them...can't wait to try them.

http://www.beersofeurope.co.uk/


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Saturday, January 14, 2017, 20:23:36
Lidl do I piraat beer at 10.8%. Off to get me some of that tomorrow. Has some good reviews.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, January 14, 2017, 20:32:19
Anyone know why the beer Dead Pony Club is so expensive? 4 diddy cans £8.40 and only 3.8%.

It'd better taste like Emma Watson's piss at that price.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, January 14, 2017, 20:43:20
Where is that? Usually about £6 for a four pack of Brewdog here.

It's a session IPA so low percentage.

Just tried Old Peculier for the first time, can't decide if I like it or what it is


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Saturday, January 14, 2017, 20:55:21
Anyone know why the beer Dead Pony Club is so expensive? 4 diddy cans £8.40 and only 3.8%.

It'd better taste like Emma Watson's piss at that price.

Someone's been ripped off.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: woolster on Saturday, January 14, 2017, 23:10:33
Where is that? Usually about £6 for a four pack of Brewdog here.

It's a session IPA so low percentage.

Just tried Old Peculier for the first time, can't decide if I like it or what it is
session ale, are you a PCD :)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: sonicyouth on Saturday, January 14, 2017, 23:14:01
No idea what that means?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: woolster on Saturday, January 14, 2017, 23:16:36
No idea what that means?
no worries, its a podcast thing with John robins & Ellis james


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Panda Paws on Monday, January 16, 2017, 12:55:31
Nailed a few of these on Saturday night at my birthday bash:

http://www.signaturebrew.co.uk/products/anticipation-yeastie-boys-collab-330ml-cans

If you ever see it, buy it.

Also plenty of Atlantic Ale from Brixton Brewery too, a personal favourite.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Crispy on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 10:11:28
I cannot recommend high enough the service of this beer shop, 3 days from order to delivery, one off postage of £7.49 for however many bottles you order with possibly the best selection I have seen in this country.

Just got my Christmas delivery of 21 Belgian, German and English Christmas beers from them...can't wait to try them.

http://www.beersofeurope.co.uk/

Knew I shouldn't have ventured onto this thread. Found some of my favourites on here and have ordered a few.

Recommend these for you all to try, traditional Dusseldorf Altbier - Fantastic.

http://www.beersofeurope.co.uk/frankenheim-alt
http://www.beersofeurope.co.uk/schlosser-altbier


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: ron dodgers on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 11:44:10
great, they stll make it, my first german half-litre in the Senator-kroog in Schleswig at 15


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: RobertT on Friday, March 10, 2017, 01:25:22
http://jekyllbrewing.com/beers/

Hop Diggity Dang, from a bottle, lovely local brew.  The Yanks have got this brewing lark sorted, despite the perception otherwise.  Most bars where I live have local beers and serve a good menu of them.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 19:38:16
Just ordered 24 cans of longboard, 6 cans of gamma ray and 2 cans of pogo from beer merchants. All for £50. Works out at £1.56 a can. That's a steal.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Mother Brown on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 20:31:31
Also plenty of Atlantic Ale from Brixton Brewery too, a personal favourite.
Brixton  Brewery  :hmmm:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Wilf Shergold on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 18:52:01
Get ye down to Lidl. Currently knocking out a 6-pack of Petrus Sour Ales from Belgium, £8, plus they've got a 4-pack of Corsendonk Brown. Never seen that in the UK either, 6.5%.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: sonicyouth on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 18:59:55
I tried Tasty Juice IPA from Lervig  recently and has become my new favourite, if you like your beers hoppy, murky and full of tropical aromas then try and get hold of one

https://www.beermerchants.com/lervig-tasty-juice/


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 19:46:03
I tried Tasty Juice IPA from Lervig  recently and has become my new favourite, if you like your beers hoppy, murky and full of tropical aromas then try and get hold of one

https://www.beermerchants.com/lervig-tasty-juice/
Is there any other kind?  :hmmm:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 22:20:31
Budweiser


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Ells on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 22:21:42
Budweiser is to Beer what American Football is to real football


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 22:26:22
Budweiser is to Beer what American Football is to real football
I like Budweiser. But then I like 'American' Football.

Some people think I'm weird...


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 22:55:22
I like the NFL, but I am not sure even Americans "like" bud


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Ells on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 23:08:22
I like bud, but it's not a beer. Same as American football isn't real football. Even if you like it you can admit that. That's what I meant. I think.

Tl:dr Americans call things silly names.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, July 20, 2017, 03:42:23
American Football came from Rugby Football came from Football, not really sure why they decided to keep the Football bit in either derivative sport.  Your point stands on the naming convention though, the road is otherwise described as a pavement!  That caused me some confusion when having to take the local driving theory test.

Back on topic, a second brewery is opening up in my new home town, which is nice.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Tails on Thursday, July 20, 2017, 08:01:51
While I was in Portugal I discovered a Belgian beer called Kwak. Served in a round bottomed glass on a stand. Gorgeous. Havent found anywhere in the UK that sells it yet!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Batch on Thursday, July 20, 2017, 08:08:43
oooh, snazzy

https://www.beermerchants.com/kwak-glass-and-wooden-holder/?gclid=CjwKCAjwqcHLBRAqEiwA-j4AyA0g781O14thBgIQipZa9WgowFCwfhH7AGP-goPnAPGENG0W6xGc-hoCKGkQAvD_BwE


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: michael on Thursday, July 20, 2017, 18:44:48
While I was in Portugal I discovered a Belgian beer called Kwak. Served in a round bottomed glass on a stand. Gorgeous. Havent found anywhere in the UK that sells it yet!

Try Magnum along Wood Street. They sell the beer and the glassware.

Currently enjoying a can of Gamma Ray by Beavertown. Lovely.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: RobertT on Thursday, July 20, 2017, 19:33:05
Think you can get Kwak in Belgo Centraal - restaurant in Covent Garden are, very nice.  They have an entire books worth of a menu for beers.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: EldeneRed on Thursday, July 20, 2017, 21:14:07
While I was in Portugal I discovered a Belgian beer called Kwak. Served in a round bottomed glass on a stand. Gorgeous. Havent found anywhere in the UK that sells it yet!

S H Jones in Banbury sell Kwak. I bought some from them whilst in college.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Thursday, July 20, 2017, 23:19:22
Guinness in Dublin is legendary, consistently.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Friday, July 21, 2017, 05:22:29
Try Magnum along Wood Street. They sell the beer and the glassware.

Currently enjoying a can of Gamma Ray by Beavertown. Lovely.

Very over priced in there.

Gamma ray on the other hand is one of my favs


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: pauld on Friday, July 21, 2017, 07:28:34
While I was in Portugal I discovered a Belgian beer called Kwak. Served in a round bottomed glass on a stand. Gorgeous. Havent found anywhere in the UK that sells it yet!
Probably a good job. You don't want to end up a Kwak addict.





It's all right, I'm going, the taxi's on it's way....


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, July 21, 2017, 09:06:39
While I was in Portugal I discovered a Belgian beer called Kwak. Served in a round bottomed glass on a stand. Gorgeous. Havent found anywhere in the UK that sells it yet!
I love a bottle of Kwak, there are a few versions of it of varying strength, I brought about 10 bottles back last visit to Belgium, some Wetherspoons sell it too.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Tails on Friday, July 21, 2017, 10:01:09
Try Magnum along Wood Street. They sell the beer and the glassware.

Currently enjoying a can of Gamma Ray by Beavertown. Lovely.

Ah brilliant! I will check it out next time I'm in Swindon!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Sunday, July 30, 2017, 08:55:37
Tried Lemon Damm for the first yesterday. Very refreshing, bit not sure I could drink copious amounts.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Friday, August 9, 2019, 13:21:52
This thread could do with a bump.
Had to plough through some shit to find it. :no:
Has everyone switched to Prosecco?

Anyway, third day at the Great British Beer Festival.
Once a year, so makes sense to make the most of it.

Working through the cider's and perry's today.
Not got to the sickly sweet stuff yet.

The remains of last night's Madras await upon return home.
Lie in tomorrow followed by a visit to the theatre of shattered dreams.
Happy days.

 :beers:



Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Friday, August 9, 2019, 14:07:28
This thread could do with a bump.
Had to plough through some shit to find it. :no:
Has everyone switched to Prosecco?

Anyway, third day at the Great British Beer Festival.
Once a year, so makes sense to make the most of it.

Working through the cider's and perry's today.
Not got to the sickly sweet stuff yet.

The remains of last night's Madras await upon return home.
Lie in tomorrow followed by a visit to the theatre of shattered dreams.
Happy days.

 :beers:



I did notice that beer and cider makers are now going to avoid the use of names for their products which could be deemed sexist, mainly derogatory towards women. The idea being such sexism won't encourage women to drink ale.... whatever next, buxom barmaids with their cleavage covered up  :hmmm:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: RobertT on Friday, August 9, 2019, 14:12:36
I've noted a big push to relate Marijuana with Beer here, specifically IPA's.  As an example, a local favourite is Sweetwater 420.

IPA has really grown on me in the past three years, to the point where I choose it over the European style Lagers now.  It helps that a local Bar has a loyalty scheme where you get credits for each new beer you drink, I'm on 95.  Recently someone got to 4,000!  I think you can double up points on certain days and can repeat some beers in bottle form, but even allowing for playing the system, that's impressive and still being alive.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Friday, August 9, 2019, 14:19:32
I did notice that beer and cider makers are now going to avoid the use of names for their products which could be deemed sexist, mainly derogatory towards women. The idea being such sexism won't encourage women to drink ale.... whatever next, buxom barmaids with their cleavage covered up  :hmmm:

Normally a very good attendance of women here each year.
Good to see.

Some of the T shirts on offer used to be a bit close to the mark.
That's changed.
Oliver Reid is still fondly depicted though.

Noticed that 'bitter' is being phased out as a description in favour of 'amber ale' in an effort to appeal to younger potential ale drinkers


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sir Cliff Pipehard on Friday, August 9, 2019, 15:38:33
This thread could do with a bump.
Had to plough through some shit to find it. :no:
Has everyone switched to Prosecco?

Anyway, third day at the Great British Beer Festival.
Once a year, so makes sense to make the most of it.

Working through the cider's and perry's today.
Not got to the sickly sweet stuff yet.

The remains of last night's Madras await upon return home.
Lie in tomorrow followed by a visit to the theatre of shattered dreams.
Happy days.

 :beers:




Bloody hell,mate!

Ale,Cider and Madras?

I hope you're taking some spare pants to the match tomorrow


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Friday, August 9, 2019, 15:44:48
I've noted a big push to relate Marijuana with Beer here, specifically IPA's.  As an example, a local favourite is Sweetwater 420.

IPA has really grown on me in the past three years, to the point where I choose it over the European style Lagers now.  It helps that a local Bar has a loyalty scheme where you get credits for each new beer you drink, I'm on 95.  Recently someone got to 4,000!  I think you can double up points on certain days and can repeat some beers in bottle form, but even allowing for playing the system, that's impressive and still being alive.

Just wandered past the International Beers bar here.
Lots of American beer on offer and a lot of the barrels have run out so it's proving popular.
All strong stuff though!
There's a 12% from a New Mexico brewery, £4 for a 1/3 of a pint. :eek:

Hopefully movement of beer will be tariff free in the soon to be brave new world.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Friday, August 9, 2019, 15:51:21

Bloody hell,mate!

Ale,Cider and Madras?

I hope you're taking some spare pants to the match tomorrow

The stomach has settled down from this morning when there was a danger of wet fart follow through.

Won't be a problem in the DRS tomorrow as the old boys sat in front normally spend most 90 minutes farting away anyway.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Friday, August 9, 2019, 16:15:45
Home bargains have 6 cans of Brooklyn lager for £3.99. Now that is a bargain.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: RobertT on Friday, August 9, 2019, 17:04:54
Just wandered past the International Beers bar here.
Lots of American beer on offer and a lot of the barrels have run out so it's proving popular.
All strong stuff though!
There's a 12% from a New Mexico brewery, £4 for a 1/3 of a pint. :eek:

Hopefully movement of beer will be tariff free in the soon to be brave new world.

The standard stuff tends to be in the 6%-7% range but there are always a few in the 13% area which usually only get served in smaller glasses, Sweetwater are doing a Stout at 13.3% currently.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: SuggWillSugg MBE on Friday, August 9, 2019, 20:37:20
Home bargains have 6 cans of Brooklyn lager for £3.99. Now that is a bargain.

Tins of Brooklyn Summer ale for 79p as well, which I prefer to the regular lager.  :pint:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Sippo on Saturday, August 10, 2019, 08:54:48
I thought the summer ale was a bit naff to be honest. Tastes different to the one in the brewery.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 09:47:06
Looking to acquire some Mythos or KEO for an impromptu dinner party invite tonight any other Greek or Cypriot beer will do. None of the mainstream corporate shops have either according to their websites.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 10:21:21
I have a stack of Mythos in the fridge!

Treated myself to some cans of Murphys for the game today - €2.69 a can, ffs.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 10:22:53
I have a stack of Mythos in the fridge!

Treated myself to some cans of Murphys for the game today - €2.69 a can, ffs.

I have a stack of Mythos in the fridge!
I bet you have....


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 10:26:51
500ml bottles @ €1.30 a pop

Luvverly


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: The Grim Reaper on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 11:00:18
Lidl sometimes has Mythos on the special buy shelves


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 11:03:02
Lidl sometimes has Mythos on the special buy shelves

It does you’re right I have seen it and will be a port of call later. I did call Magnum but they didn’t have either which surprised me.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: 4D on Monday, September 16, 2019, 12:45:31
I had a lovely pint of 6x in a wadworths pub, just north of Tewkesbury at the weekend. Didn't expect to see one of their pubs that far from Devizes. It was a welcome site  :)


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: swindonmaniac on Monday, September 16, 2019, 12:48:57
I had a lovely pint of 6x in a wadworths pub, just north of Tewkesbury at the weekend. Didn't expect to see one of their pubs that far from Devizes. It was a welcome site  :)
Got the shits this morning ?.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, September 16, 2019, 12:51:19
I had a lovely pint of 6x in a wadworths pub, just north of Tewkesbury at the weekend. Didn't expect to see one of their pubs that far from Devizes. It was a welcome site  :)
We have a load down here in South Somerset, theres a Waddys pub about 2 miles from my house and several just over near Exeter. Not that unusual now, even if the 6x doesn't travel that well still.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Monday, September 16, 2019, 14:05:41
We have a load down here in South Somerset, theres a Waddys pub about 2 miles from my house and several just over near Exeter. Not that unusual now, even if the 6x doesn't travel that well still.

Similarly neither does Pedigree from up here. I remember the landlord from a pub in the South West (see other thread  ;) ) saying it took about 3 weeks for it to settle properly. Once he realised, along with some trial and error, he said it was fine yet meant he had to order it in advance. Funny though, when I go in pubs (out of town) now and ask for a pint of Pedi and ask if they have any trouble with it, most ignorantly say no. Only to find my pint looking like it's been in a hurricane  :hmmm:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: michael on Thursday, October 31, 2019, 21:37:22
Here I am, sitting down, with a "Lost Cosmonauts" double-dry-hopped IPA by North Brewing. Picked up in Tesco's, this is a hazy looking beer, juicy, barely any bitterness, and ruddy marvellous. One of my absolute favourite supermarket beers, well done Tesco's, you may have a dodgy accounts department but your beer buying department is - as the kids say, or at least used to say - "doing bits".


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: horlock07 on Friday, November 1, 2019, 10:10:23
Do you get much Timothy Taylor got south, I love a pint of Landlord and in Skipton the other week discovered they actually own a pub which has the full range of tap, a very pleasant afternoon.

Also of you ever find yourself in York the York Tap which is in the old station waiting room is a fantastic place for a pint or two!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Friday, November 1, 2019, 10:26:34
Do you get much Timothy Taylor got south, I love a pint of Landlord and in Skipton the other week discovered they actually own a pub which has the full range of tap, a very pleasant afternoon.

Also of you ever find yourself in York the York Tap which is in the old station waiting room is a fantastic place for a pint or two!

Yes & Yes!

York is a great ale drinking city.
The Brew York Tap Room is very good.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Friday, November 1, 2019, 10:43:08
Do you get much Timothy Taylor got south, I love a pint of Landlord and in Skipton the other week discovered they actually own a pub which has the full range of tap, a very pleasant afternoon.

Also of you ever find yourself in York the York Tap which is in the old station waiting room is a fantastic place for a pint or two!

Its available in some decent pubs in London. When my wife was working in the city her 'local' had Landlord available. I was drinking Landlord in Crewe a couple of weeks ago, certainly cheaper than in the capital!!

York is a fantastic city. Anyone who thinks differently is a shambles.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, November 1, 2019, 14:04:21
Almost all out local pubs in South Somerst stock Timothy Taylors Landlord regularly.

And yes as BO says York is an amazing city for pubs and beer, they have a phenominal beer shop called "The House of the Trembling Madness" just off the Shambles, stock massive range of beers and the cafe is good too.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: swindonmaniac on Friday, November 1, 2019, 14:12:27
Yes & Yes!

York is a great ale drinking city.
The Brew York Tap Room is very good.
Agree 100%,   excellent boozer with excellent ales. Not been there in the last twelve months but assume it's not changed.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Kinky Tom on Friday, November 1, 2019, 14:14:26
Almost all out local pubs in South Somerst stock Timothy Taylors Landlord regularly.

And yes as BO says York is an amazing city for pubs and beer, they have a phenominal beer shop called "The House of the Trembling Madness" just off the Shambles, stock massive range of beers and the cafe is good too.

That's one of my favourite pubs in the UK, the owner keeps threatening to close it down as he owns a successful tea room and is interested turning The Trembling Madness into one too.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Peter Venkman on Friday, November 1, 2019, 14:15:58
That's one of my favourite pubs in the UK, the owner keeps threatening to close it down as he owns a successful tea room and is interested turning The Trembling Madness into one too.
I hope he doesn't close it, whenever I am up there I go in and spend way way too much money!


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: donkey on Friday, November 1, 2019, 20:51:14
Yes & Yes!

York is a great ale drinking city.
The Brew York Tap Room is very good.

York is great, some fine pubs.  Derby, too. Really excellent boozers there.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Friday, November 1, 2019, 21:52:57
York is great, some fine pubs.  Derby, too. Really excellent boozers there.

I hear Richard Keogh knows of a decent watering hole or two... (see Transfer Rumours)  :pint:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Saturday, November 2, 2019, 07:12:23
Seems a good idea

https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/18008559.new-bar-set-open-former-old-town-shop/


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: 4D on Friday, July 3, 2020, 17:42:55
I just found 2 litres of 7.3% volume Old Rosie in the cupboard, BBE date is Sep 19, good to go?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Friday, July 3, 2020, 17:44:24
BBE only indicates a possible loss of quality - it’ll be fine.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: JBZ on Friday, July 3, 2020, 18:40:25
Currently enjoying a few Franziskaner.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Valid Pint on Saturday, July 4, 2020, 10:18:29
Tables booked for Old Town pub crawl:
1pm, 3pm, 5.30pm & 7pm.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Friday, August 7, 2020, 18:59:14
Any Pale Ale lovers tried Monument Valley? Just swigging one now and for a citrussy job, it is incredibly drinkable and doesn't need that " needs a second pint to acquire taste"; which often the more "waxy" pales usually possess. Think I'll open another, what a cracking evening. It doesn't take much.

 :pint: :pint:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: 4D on Friday, August 7, 2020, 19:01:13
Just bought 12 bottles of mahou  :pint:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, August 7, 2020, 19:20:05
Any Pale Ale lovers tried Monument Valley? Just swigging one now and for a citrussy job, it is incredibly drinkable and doesn't need that " needs a second pint to acquire taste"; which often the more "waxy" pales usually possess. Think I'll open another, what a cracking evening. It doesn't take much.

 :pint: :pint:

Watneys it has to be watneys :pint:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Simon Pieman on Friday, August 7, 2020, 19:20:31
Just bought 12 bottles of mahou  :pint:

Decent lager and dirt cheap in Spain


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Friday, August 7, 2020, 19:25:31
Watneys it has to be watneys :pint:

This is Four Pure. I've had their Castaway IPA before but you don't need many of them at 8%


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: 4D on Friday, August 7, 2020, 19:34:09
Decent lager and dirt cheap in Spain

A tenner in Asda


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Friday, August 7, 2020, 20:30:45
A tenner in Asda

Bar gin. 330ml bottles or five hundies?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: 4D on Friday, August 7, 2020, 20:32:00
12 x 330ml


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Friday, August 7, 2020, 20:33:37
12 x 330ml

Still a bargain for near on 4litres of the Spanish juice.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Friday, August 7, 2020, 20:54:06
This is Four Pure. I've had their Castaway IPA before but you don't need many of them at 8%


My head would be pounding the next day after a few of them just like it once did after a few beers at the pub one evening then 4 cans of Kesterel super strength when I got home😡


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Friday, August 7, 2020, 22:08:29

My head would be pounding the next day after a few of them just like it once did after a few beers at the pub one evening then 4 cans of Kesterel super strength when I got home😡

Kestrel...the lads got class  :D Can you still pick up Skol Super?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Jimmy QuitMoaning on Saturday, August 8, 2020, 05:55:19
Kestrel...the lads got class  :D Can you still pick up Skol Super?


Who knows as I'm going back to the early 90's. Tartan Ale was another good one😁


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: JBZ on Saturday, August 8, 2020, 16:29:17
Has anyone on this forum signed up to one of those beer box subscription services?  Are they any good?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: tans on Saturday, August 8, 2020, 16:42:23
Has anyone on this forum signed up to one of those beer box subscription services?  Are they any good?

I had a free trial from one. Got sent 10 beers and a snack (woohoo)

Nothing special i thought tbh


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Saturday, August 8, 2020, 22:08:14
Similar to Tans, except mine wasn't free but 24 beers (8 different ones), a snack and a glass and was £18.99 (very reasonable I thought at 79p a beer) with free p&p. Several were alright, two types were really nice and one was a bit meh. Considering that 21 of them were alright or better, I'd say it was worth a punt.

Came with some magazine which obviously the micro brewing companies had likely funded. Yeah worth a bash.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: JBZ on Sunday, August 9, 2020, 08:50:21
Noted - many thanks.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: horlock07 on Sunday, August 9, 2020, 08:58:25
We had both a Flavourly and beer52 delivery during lock down, things got desperate couldn't get a supermarket delivery fir two weeks it was the only way.

Both were v cheap via deals, would probably go for flavourly for a one off again as you get 2 of each beer which was good as myself and the missus were sharing.

Long and short is she has bought me a beer52 subscription as a birthday gift, came home from holiday yesterday to a crate of Dutch, which was nice.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: JBZ on Sunday, August 9, 2020, 11:00:06
Thanks - I am going to give Flavourly a go.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: ron dodgers on Sunday, August 9, 2020, 11:11:14
I had a BeerBods subscription for 6 months, made me drink lots of nice beers (one a week) that I wouldn't normally have. They have a podcast tasting session every week as well


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: BambooToTheFuture on Sunday, August 9, 2020, 15:14:07
We had both a Flavourly and beer52 delivery during lock down, things got desperate couldn't get a supermarket delivery fir two weeks it was the only way.

Have had Flavourly before and they do seem to mix them up regularly too. Which is nice.

RE: Beer52 have you happened to receive any Bull house Brewery beers in there? I've mentioned them before; it's my cousins fella (husband to be) and they got a contract to provide a batch via Beer52.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: blah blah on Monday, August 10, 2020, 08:33:58
I had a free delivery from Beer52 just before Christmas and followed it up with a few special offer deliveries earlier this year. There were some good beers in there, but there were always a couple of dodgy ones, usually some sort of fruity sour beer which I really struggled with. Fine for a one-off, a bit like going to a beer festival where you try things you wouldn't normally, but I dont want that every week, especially when the special offers start to run out and it gets a bit more expensive


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: horlock07 on Monday, August 10, 2020, 09:47:41
Tip from a mate,

When Flavourly send you emails with offers, leave it a few days and then try to order the offer, they have normally sold out by then and if so will offer you a voucher as an apology for your being unable to order?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Panda Paws on Monday, August 10, 2020, 14:12:30
Don't join Beer52. They're a fucking nightmare to cancel.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 17:18:34
Found this thread languishing on page 14 of the general discussions, behind even the Bamboo's bollocks... and dishwasher help topics.

Shocking state of affairs.
Anyway, absolute pleasure to be back at the GBBF this evening and tomorrow after a 3 year absence.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 17:37:50
Found this thread languishing on page 14 of the general discussions, behind even the Bamboo's bollocks... and dishwasher help topics.

Shocking state of affairs.
Anyway, absolute pleasure to be back at the GBBF this evening and tomorrow after a 3 year absence.


Great British Book Festival?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 17:41:17
Found this thread languishing on page 14 of the general discussions, behind even the Bamboo's bollocks... and dishwasher help topics.

Shocking state of affairs.
Anyway, absolute pleasure to be back at the GBBF this evening and tomorrow after a 3 year absence.

We moved to Northants during lockdown and whilst most of the pubs here are pretty crap, the prices of a pint are way more palatable than that in London. There is a lovely little real ale place called 'early doors' that we occasionally frequent, trying to broaden my horizons from the cold lagers to the cellar temperature beers, my preference a stout or a non-hoppy beer.

Enjoy WB


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 17:41:31

Great British Book Festival?

If only there was such a thing then I'd be there as well. :bookread:


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 17:45:40
We moved to Northants during lockdown and whilst most of the pubs here are pretty crap, the prices of a pint are way more palatable than that in London. There is a lovely little real ale place called 'early doors' that we occasionally frequent, trying to broaden my horizons from the cold lagers to the cellar temperature beers, my preference a stout or a non-hoppy beer.

Enjoy WB

Have to say that the number of ales on offer does appear to be greatly reduced from pre pandemic years.
The pub going tradition is in slow but steady decline I fear.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 17:58:33
I've managed to get to 188 points on my beer loyalty scheme with a local bar - one credit for each new beer tried (double points on Monday's with a max of 5 beers counting on any single visit).  Line Creek's First Crush Hazy IPA being my current favourite, brewed just down the road (the only down side to the scheme is knowing a repeat beer gets no points).


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Wobbly Bob on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 18:24:55
9000 breweries or so in the US?

Getting the distribution outside of the local area is an issue I've read.

There is a dedicated American bar here this week.
Most of the abv %'s are in the approach with caution category.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Miles Mayhem on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 18:53:41
Has anyone been to Stroud brewery? It’s an amazing place next Stroud canal out in the countryside. Great beer and a place you could easily spend all day eating and drinking at.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Berniman on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 19:12:26
I've managed to get to 188 points on my beer loyalty scheme with a local bar - one credit for each new beer tried (double points on Monday's with a max of 5 beers counting on any single visit).  Line Creek's First Crush Hazy IPA being my current favourite, brewed just down the road (the only down side to the scheme is knowing a repeat beer gets no points).

I have frequented that chain you are talking about, can't remember the name, but a friend of mine that lives there has ticked the boxes on most of the beers there - he is a big fan.

If you are ever in Alpharetta, I would recommend Jekyll Micro brewery.  I spent an afternoon there after paying for a tour, which enables you to have 5 trial "tasters" (virtually a full US pint) - buying the tour is the way they get around not being alowed to sell you the beer.

Well worth a visit..


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 19:12:47
9000 breweries or so in the US?

Getting the distribution outside of the local area is an issue I've read.

There is a dedicated American bar here this week.
Most of the abv %'s are in the approach with caution category.

I have 20 or so Breweries within 40 miles of me.  Most of the model is to sell local I think, especially as you don't get the Breweries owning the Bars.  All of those local ones will have their own onsite bar and ability to sell to the public from point of production.  I assume Sweetwater being the only one set-up to distribute more regionally.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Batch on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 19:15:41
Quote from: Miles Mayhem
Has anyone been to Stroud brewery? It’s an amazing place next Stroud canal out in the countryside. Great beer and a place you could easily spend all day eating and drinking at.

it's been on the list with a couple of mates who live that way about a year. can never seem to coordinate it right


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 19:16:32
I have frequented that chain you are talking about, can't remember the name, but a friend of mine that lives there has ticked the boxes on most of the beers there - he is a big fan.

If you are ever in Alpharetta, I would recommend Jekyll Micro brewery.  I spent an afternoon there after paying for a tour, which enables you to have 5 trial "tasters" (virtually a full US pint) - buying the tour is the way they get around not being alowed to sell you the beer.

Well worth a visit..

Taco Mac (odd name as they only do a few Taco's), Georgia chain.

Drunk a few Jekyll brews, very nice (Hop Dang Diggity I mentioned much earlier in this thread as it happens).  Abide in Newnan have the same set-up, you buy a "tour".  They did get the local council to change the licensing laws recently which enables bottled beers to be sold direct to consumer in limited volumes.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 19:18:48
Also have a local brew shop that sells a number of local brews via the tap - you buy a Growler and just fill it up and keep going back.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Honkytonk on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 20:33:06
I am a sucker for my Beer52 subscription boxes. Started it in lockdown and I know I'm overpaying on each beer, but I have had such a great experience getting to know beers and breweries I would never have thought of or knew about that I still haven't cancelled it well after any kind of money off deal has passed me by.

Plus it helps me pace out (and appreciate) my drinking every month as I don't buy any more booze.

Old friend of mine runs Wriggle Valley Brewery, and my god but does he make the best 6X (he calls it Copper Hoppa). It might not be Wadworths, but theirs can be awful in the wrong pub, and the buggers are threatening to leave Devizes for good so there goes any Wiltshire pride.



Title: Re: Beer
Post by: mozalini on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, 21:09:44
I'll be getting my Electric Bear monthly sub box delivered later this week.  It isn't the cheapest but means I can try all the new beers that they bring out.  If you look at their Facebook page today they are running an FPL mini league where you can win free beer.  What's not to like about that?


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Berniman on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, 05:32:12
Taco Mac (odd name as they only do a few Taco's), Georgia chain.

Drunk a few Jekyll brews, very nice (Hop Dang Diggity I mentioned much earlier in this thread as it happens).  Abide in Newnan have the same set-up, you buy a "tour".  They did get the local council to change the licensing laws recently which enables bottled beers to be sold direct to consumer in limited volumes.

That's the one, there is a Taco Mac in Alpharetta, which is where I have spent a lot my time when in the Atlanta area.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: fuzzy on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, 14:33:58
American Micro brewery hopping is a fantastic way to spend some time in the States.

Denver has some crackers as does Seattle.

I am a big fan of the IPA's brewed in America. Quite fruity.

One of the cupboards in my outbuilding is slowly being covered with the various stickers that some of the breweries produce.


Title: Re: Beer
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Wednesday, August 3, 2022, 16:42:36
American Micro brewery hopping is a fantastic way to spend some time in the States.

Denver has some crackers as does Seattle.

I am a big fan of the IPA's brewed in America. Quite fruity.

One of the cupboards in my outbuilding is slowly being covered with the various stickers that some of the breweries produce.
Fat Tyre was always nice in Denver. But, you'd buy 6-8 bottles and one was always cloudy and 'off'