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Great Britain Good King Henry Special Reserve...where to find this in London?

Discussion in 'Europe' started by eawolff99, Mar 1, 2013.

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  1. eawolff99

    eawolff99 Savant (944) May 10, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    I'm heading to London tomorrow for a just a day, but looking to try a Good King Henry...anyone know how I can land one??

    Thanks!
    Erich
     
  2. Ruds

    Ruds Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Bob Hope and his brother .... No Hope !
     
  3. eawolff99

    eawolff99 Savant (944) May 10, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Really? It's this hard?!?
     
  4. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,724) Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Never seen it for sale anywhere. Not in any shop or any website. It's very hard to find I think, unless you go to the brewery when they have some.
     
  5. Ruds

    Ruds Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Yup.

    It's brewed once a year and released to a few distributors (Autumn from memory) and that's about it.

    It doesn't hit your average bottle shop!

    This is one beast you need to enquire about well in advance of a trip to the UK and set up a trade in advance !
     
  6. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,724) Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    At least nowadays there are other great stouts from England.
     
  7. eawolff99

    eawolff99 Savant (944) May 10, 2010 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    Yeah? Name 3...and you said "great" what great stouts are coming out of the Uk?
     
  8. Ruds

    Ruds Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Kernel - Imperial Brown Stout London 1856
    Summer Wine - Kopikat (and both BA versions)
    Magic Rock - Bearded Lady (and Bourbon version)
     
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  9. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,724) Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    As well as what's already been mentioned,
    Buxton - Tsar
    Tiny Rebel - Chocoholic
    Windsor & Eton - Treetops
    Fullers - Past Masters Double Stout
    Kernel - French Oak Aged Imperial Brown Stout, Export Stout
    and to hell with it, I think Sam Smiths Oatmeal Stout is pretty fucking good too.

    Not to mention lovely porters...

    Most probably not going over the pond, but that's your hard luck.
     
  10. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Had that Good King Henry a couple of months ago at a tasting. Not too bad at all.

    Would also recommend Luckie Ales Russian Imperial Stout for the growing list among others.
     
  11. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,724) Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Cromarty - Brewed Awakening
    Magic Rock - Dark Arts
     
  12. eawolff99

    eawolff99 Savant (944) May 10, 2010 Minnesota
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    Thank you lads -- looks like I have some hunting to do!
     
  13. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat Aspirant (246) May 20, 2009 Ireland
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    Hey, I'm only going to be in New York for one day. Anyone know where I can find a bottle of Black Tuesday?
     
  14. Zimbo

    Zimbo Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Try Wall Street.
     
  15. jmw

    jmw Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2009 North Carolina

    New York's not that hard to get around in. Try that one shop on the main corner.
     
  16. mdagnew

    mdagnew Poo-Bah (3,403) May 18, 2005 United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

    Beermerchants.com have had some for sale at various times over the past couple of years but it usually sells out pretty quickly...

    http://www.beermerchants.com/old-chimneys.html

    Luckily i still have a couple of the 2007 vintage left...
     
  17. Hanglow

    Hanglow Defender (676) Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Also

    Fyne Ales Sublime Stout, any of Hawkshead's stouts
     
  18. Padraig

    Padraig Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2013 United Kingdom (England)
    Beer Trader

    Co-signed on the bourbon version of this.

    Thornbridge Saint Petersburg- they released another BA version for the takeover at Craft Beer Co earlier this week.
     
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