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Looking for a lost beer from my past.

Discussion in 'New Members' started by trry699, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. trry699

    trry699 Initiate (0) Mar 12, 2019

    From England with a purple label on bottle called Royal Oak made by Eldridge Pope Brewing. Wondering if still being produced and if so where can I find. Maybe the best tasting beverage ever.
  2. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,319) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    Welcome to the BA site, trry699. Here is a link to the history of Eldridge Pope Brewing per Wikipedia. It sounds like Marstons owns the brands now, and maybe the beer that you're looking for would be brewed by one of their microbreweries, if it is available at all. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eldridge_Pope

    I found this beer in the BA database: https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/1533/16169/

    Is this it? The last review is dated June, 2018, so this sounds like it is available.
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  3. riptorn

    riptorn Initiate (128) Apr 26, 2018 North Carolina

    Now that's what I call service with a bug-eyed smile. :stuck_out_tongue:

    Nothing to add to what PapaGoose said, except my own Welcome to BA. :beers:
  4. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,124) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    Welcome to BA trry, as you can see members are generous with sharing information so ask anything about beer and we will try to answer. I also encourage you to join in the conversation over in the Beer Talk forum as well as the other forums.
  5. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,319) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    I love a good mystery. :stuck_out_tongue: Hopefully the inquiry is properly solved.
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  6. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,067) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Welcome aboard! While you're looking for this, give Timothy Taylor Landlord a try. :slight_smile: Cheers, and good luck!
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  7. Dutchcraftbeergeek

    Dutchcraftbeergeek Defender (686) Nov 21, 2015 Netherlands

    Welcome to BA, cheers!
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  8. PatrickCT

    PatrickCT Poo-Bah (1,899) Feb 18, 2015 Connecticut

    Welcome and Cheers from Connecticut!
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  9. PatrickCT

    PatrickCT Poo-Bah (1,899) Feb 18, 2015 Connecticut

    I found this:
    Bottle conditioned. "Strong Ale". Silver Medal Burton, 1985. Production ceased in 2001. The name has been used by O'Hanlon's brewery since 2004 for a slightly stronger beer with a similar recipe. The heart of this beer is a subtle mix of pale & lightly crystallised malts, whose mouth-filling complexity acts as a base for the Northdown, Challenger & Goldings hops, which add higher notes of aroma & bitterness.

    Maybe try a Yorkshire Stingo?
    A little higher in alcohol and probably bite but a great beer and available most of the time.
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