Great Britain UK Weekend Beerage

Discussion in 'Europe' started by CwrwAmByth, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Did you go to the brewery opening on the 22nd?

    They did say they would later this year!
     
  2. Robert_N

    Robert_N Apr 10, 2012 United Kingdom (Wales)

    That's strange, it was only officially launched over here at the end of last year and the importers claimed 12 months shelf life.
    Just checked a sample bottle and it's in the Julian Format, "1952SP" so that's June also, however I have found a website stating that the date on the neck of the bottle is the bottling date, the labels have been made for the UK market so maybe they messed with the wording.
    I tried the whole range a few weeks back, did not see a need to stock it.
     
  3. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    It was on the label/near the bottom of the bottle and it said "june '12", but maybe that's the bottling date too
     
  4. JackOfAll

    JackOfAll Feb 13, 2011 United Kingdom (Wales)

    No I didn't, good job too - they were turning people away so many turned up. I've applied for a job with them though...dear god I hope I get it.
     
  5. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Yeah I saw that, I probably would have tried myself if I wasn't at uni. Good luck mate.
     
  6. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Tatton Best then bed methinks
     
  7. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Wincle Wibbly Wallaby & pizza
    Pepperoni & Pale Ale one of my fave flavour combinations :)
     
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  8. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    I liked your post but I hate pepperoni.
     
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  9. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

  10. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    King & Barnes Christmas Ale 1995.

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  11. Rossbeer

    Rossbeer Feb 28, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    Awsome how was it?

    My consumption so far this week stands at...

    Paulaner Oktoberfest
    Marstons Owd Roger
    Marstons Strong Pale Ale
    Shep Neame Bishops Finger
    oh and bottle of Becks Blue last night because I thought I should have a night off :D
     
  12. Rossbeer

    Rossbeer Feb 28, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

  13. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

  14. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Busy on saturdays? It's great for me, hopefully it means this and kernel on the same day!
     
  15. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Had a Punk IPA last night from the new BD brewery in Ellon. Smelled great & was as pale as the old Punk but absolutely thin & hollow. Either BrewDog have given up trying to brew decent beer or they just don't care anymore.
     
  16. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I guess like lots of other things one they've got the name all they have to do is put their name on something and all the hipsters will come and buy it and discuss how cultured they are drinking something hand crafted and different.

    Hopefully the others won't be affected as badly though. Fingers crossed for more Hops Kill?!
     
  17. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    That's just the thing. They can produce some great stuff but its a crap shoot as to the quality of what you're forking out for. Trashy Blonde was once nicely bitter. Now its sweet. Hardcore seems to lack that hop attack lately. Even Alice Porter can be variable though far more rarely than the any which way the wind blows Punk.
     
  18. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Not neccessarily busy ... it's something you may experience in the future James.

    When you spend 2 and a half to 3 hours commuting in and out of London every day the last thing you want to do on a Saturday is ...
     
  19. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    Mm..are you asking me?
     
  20. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Ah fair enough. Though tbh I assumed you did live in London! Not sure why particularly though.
     
  21. Hanglow

    Hanglow Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    They've only just got their new brewery going haven't they?

    I'd hope that they can get a bit more consistent with it.
     
  22. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    I live 6 or 7 miles further west than your folks live to the east.
     
  23. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Makes so much sense now, considering your ratebeer name!

    Also, directed at anyone, IndyManBeerCon. Worth going?
     
  24. Rossbeer

    Rossbeer Feb 28, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    Yes, I've yet to try any aged beer myself :)
     
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  25. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Not much in the way of beer left here
    well there is but it is being left to age
    I still can't get my head around this
    If it needs time in the bottle why doesn't it stay at the brewery for a couple of years

    I have McMullen's Hertford Castle and a sore throat.
     
  26. ventura78

    ventura78 Nov 22, 2003 Massachusetts

    Still at work, I have to hit the off license when I leave, for a belgian or 2 to bring home.
     
  27. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    You want to hit Belgians?
     
  28. ventura78

    ventura78 Nov 22, 2003 Massachusetts

    Nope, just enjoy their beer ;)
     
  29. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Nah - I live totally to the west, over half way to Reading, about 45 miles from TB !
     
  30. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Missus is out - night in with the hound.

    He had the first taste (well - finger dipped in) of Bourbon County Coffee Stout 2011.

    Not the best coffee Imperial Stout I've had but pretty decent - halfway through now and still enjoying it !
     
  31. reprob8

    reprob8 May 22, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    tried a couple of beers from Cerveza Kettal that the brewery were kind enough to send me. El Trillo was a nice quenching light ale whilst El Alambique is a full bodied Red ale. two more to try.
     
  32. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Opened a Brupond Aincho Mum's Porter.

    Went fucking everywhere.
     
  33. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    It could have happened to a better beer - so don't cry over spilt average beer !
     
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  34. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    I hasten to add - I didn't think AMP was a bad beer - just average!
     
  35. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Very true but it means I now have to actually clean part of my flat. :eek:

    Judging by the reviews, average seems to sum up the beers I got from St. Pancras - that, Brupod Tip Top Hop, Crate IPA, Hobo lager
     
  36. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Well - you can either take note of other folks reviews or ignore them. I tend to settle on the middle ground.

    The Crate stuff I've had has been ok - just average.

    When confrontef by Kernel and Partizan at SM - you can't do wrong tbh!
     
  37. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Oh damn, I hope they have partizan stuff when I'm there next, dying to try that stuff! They only had 1 Kernel though, about 30 bottles of nearly past the BBD IPA Citra.

    Always have to look British stuff up on ratebeer though just to check i'm adding it right, as the BA database knows as much about UK brewers as my 2 year old cousin!
     
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  38. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    That's why I gave up rating beers on this site!!!

    As for Kernel - unless it's 7 days fresh - why bother ;)
     
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  39. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    It was good. Oxidized as I expected, some mild port like flavour. This is my second time drinking it; the first time, I think it was better taken care of because the port flavour in it was stronger and masked more of the oxidation. That being said....I'd try it again.;)
     
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