Great Britain UK Easter Weekend Beerage

Discussion in 'Europe' started by Aye, Mar 25, 2013.

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  1. Aye

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

    Short lived thread to celebrate the best part of five days of the feast of Dipso Lushus.

    I have about half a dozen bank holiday weekend beer festivals within half an hour of me including 2 pie and ale fests. Breweries featured that I am unfamiliar with include; Emelisse, Sunny Republic, Siren Craft, Hop Studio and Leamside. Amongst all that a trip to the nearest (only) specialist beer shop to stock up on some favourites.

    What's going to tear you away from/accompany your viewing of the Carry On films marathon?
     
  2. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat Aspirant (246) May 20, 2009 Ireland
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    Really great brewery, particulary in the last year or so. Try their black IPA if it's available.
     
  3. Aye

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

    Black IPA
    Two versions of their RIS
    Espresso Stout
    TIPA

    I'll fill me boots
     
  4. Zimbo

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

    Well, a week from tod ay I'll be at The Haaging Bat for Easter Monday.
     
  5. CwrwAmByth

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

    But as it's a beer festival prepare yourself for the usual disappointment of them having nothing you planned for.

    Maybe plan for a load of crappy bitters, then they won't have run out of the stuff you want?
     
  6. Dennoman

    Dennoman Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    They've really upped the ante on their white labels. Their imperial stout on Wild Turkey is probably better than Hel & Verdoemenis, and that's saying something coming from probably the biggest Molen fan this side of the pond.
     
  7. jazzyjeff13

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

    I recommend Hop Studio - a superb little York brewery that make some cracking brews. Gold and Blonde in particular.....
     
  8. Padraig

    Padraig Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2013 United Kingdom (England)
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    Went to the Siren launch a few weeks ago. All very solid, particularly the red IPA.
     
  9. Aye

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

    Stringers Dry Stout. Very nice!
     
  10. CwrwAmByth

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

    So do any breweries do Easter beers? Not sure what one would be like, but I swear I've heard the term hot cross ale before...
     
  11. Aye

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

    I'm also sure I've come across a hot cross bun beer, would have swerved it.
     
  12. CwrwAmByth

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

    Looked it up, Morrisons Hot Cross Ale. Looks quite gimmicky.

    Started off my Easter with Saltaire Triple Chocoholic.
     
  13. Aye

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

    Oddly enough I have a bottle of that too, just going to wait until the Easter egg overload has subsided and the queasiness eases.
     
  14. breda7

    breda7 Initiate (0) Nov 21, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    hop studio, york blummin brill beer and its brewed in yorkshire
     
  15. reprob8

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

    Brewfist Spaceman IPA, what a fantastic beer. Would like another bottle right now but will have to settle for De La Senne Taras Bulba
     
  16. Aye

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

    Arbor Ales Goo Goo G'joob
     
  17. Aye

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

    DYBC Nightfall Black IPA
    Ridgeway Bad King John
    Celt Dak Age
    Strands Pied Piper
    Saltaire Triple Chocoholic
     
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