Great Britain Sainsburys Great British Beer Hunt 2013

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  1. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,716) Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Yes folks, it's that time of year again. Looking forward to the Harbour beers personally. Cool to see some decent looking breweries on it with them, Hawkshead, and Hardknott. A shame there are so many with multiple beer entries, especially with Scotland, 3 Williams beers seems a bit ridiculous.

    Also given the quality of the beers I've had from them, Batemans Black Pepper sounds like the worst thing ever.

    http://www.j-sainsbury.co.uk/media/...ports-local-brewers-in-2013-beer-competition/

    SCOTLAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND
    • Barney's Brew - Hilden Brewery
    • Gonny no brew that - Wiliams Bros Brewing Co
    • The Honey Thief - Wiliams Bros Brewing Co
    • Hipsway - Wiliams Bros Brewing Co
    • Wayfarer IPA - Orkney Brewery
    NORTH
    • American Pride - Double Maxim Beer Co
    • Crafty Dan - Thwaites Brewery
    • Infra Red - Hardknott UK LTD
    • Swedish Blonde - Double Maxim Beer Co
    • Windermere Pale - Hawkshead Brewery
    WEST
    • Devon Dreamer - Hunters Brewery
    • Gower Gold - Gower brewery company ltd
    • Harbour IPA - Harbour Brewing Co
    • Harbour Porter No.6 - Harbour Brewing Co
    • Serendipity - Bird's Brewery
    EAST
    • B Bok - Batemans
    • Black Pepper Ale - Batemans
    • Reindeer Droppings - Ridgeway Brewing
    • Querkus - Ridgeway Brewing
    • Lavender Honey - WBC (T/A Wolf Brewery)
     
  2. Aye

    Aye Aspirant (239) Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    That Harbour IPA is a nice drop.
     
  3. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat Aspirant (246) May 20, 2009 Ireland
    Beer Trader

    Does the South get nothing?
     
  4. Hanglow

    Hanglow Defender (637) Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Wayfarer was a bit crap iirc, gonny no brew that was good on cask.
     
  5. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (3,176) Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    If the Serendipity is as good as the Amnesia
    two fer Maxim? :confused:
     
  6. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Poo-Bah (2,844) Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Bit surprised to see this out already, given that the festival won't occur until September. It's also disappointing to see the number of duplicated breweries - it really ought to be 20 unique brewers (though at least Williams bros make good beer).

    Hardknott Infra Red - I reckon that will challenge the average supermarket drinker :)

    And Querkus might be the first smoked beer in a UK supermarket....
     
  7. reprob8

    reprob8 Initiate (94) May 22, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Querkus won't be the first, several years back Sainsburys were selling Alaskan Smoked Porter!
     
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  8. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,716) Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Not even sure I'll bother. Good thing about living in a city is It's easier for me to get to shops with a bigger selection than beerritz than it is to get to a Sainsburys.
     
  9. mdagnew

    mdagnew Poo-Bah (3,348) May 18, 2005 United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

    I also remember Sainsburys selling Rogue Smoke Ale (discounted to 99p a bottle as no one was buying it !!)
     
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