Great Britain UK Weekend Beerage

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

  1. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I am mean't to be celebrating and this Sixth sense is V. poor.

    Time to open the good stuff, time to open some Struise - Pannepeut 2010
     
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  2. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Lion stout and Oakham Citra. JHB has gone up in price and there's no more Bishops Farewell.
    Going to have a Lion Stout with pizza followed by Citra.
     
  3. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    plenty of Box Steam's dark & handsome with Olde English pork sausage
     
  4. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)


    I've got one of those. How did it fare?
     
  5. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Oh it is fantastic
    it tasted a little to me like a good port, I think it would make an ideal digestif
     
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  6. Hanglow

    Hanglow Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Bottle of wine

    two bottles of overcarbonated homebrew

    some cromarty beers in bottles - prefer them on cask/keg but still very good to be fair.
     
  7. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    On dig so not much beer except newcastle brown cans. Didn't get to drink the Double Dark Alliance either.

    Found some 16th century wine bottles though, the family who lived in the big house here had personalized ones with their names on the base.
     
  8. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    More good new but only the Box Steam dark & Handsome to celebrate
    having said that it is very much like a 5% dark mild and one of the best I have out of a bottle
    (it is a style that doesn't seem excel when not on cask)
     
  9. Sheffield_Insider

    Sheffield_Insider Aug 12, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    For those of you who like their real ale (as i do) a visit Kelham Island in Sheffield is a must to sample the locally brewed real ale. Beer such as Kelham Island 'Pale Rider' and 'Sheffield Pride' are a must try for any ale lover.
     
  10. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    When I park Dad's taxi for the night it'll be SN Hoptimum.
     
  11. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Bottle of Brain's Dark
     
  12. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Had a fantastic beery day/night in Brighton, the highlights of which were a couple of four-year-old Orvals; a bottle of 2010 Lou Pepe Gueuze; Magic Rock Rapture on cask; Buxton Axe Edge on keg; De La Senne Taras Boulba on keg; and a 2009 bottle of Green Flash barleywine. I was also reminded of what an outrageously good beer Saison Dupont is.
     
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  13. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Wentworth Woppa a decent hoppy bitter for just over a pound a bottle :)
     
  14. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Can of Wainwright, and now Sly Fox's Phoenix Pale Ale. Good stuff.....
     
  15. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    A quick visit to Stockport to see an old friend who moved down to London 10 years ago & was up for the day.

    The Robinson's pub he wanted to go to was closed so I ushered us to The Crown (under the viaduct)
    where I was absolutely treated to a pint of Three Tuns Mild, just so tasty
    and was suitably impressed with the Liverpool Organic Breweries Stout.
     
  16. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Sounds like absolute bliss.
     
  17. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland


    T'was though angels were harking out my bumhole.
     
  18. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    Stop it. You are making me thirsty.;)
     
  19. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    In Tiny Rebel news:

    Fire Island closed down when the company owning it went bust. Now it's been bought by Tiny Rebel and will become their first tap house.

    Their online shop will be open for business on the 21st August (next wednesday) Full Nelson in bottles for 1.90? Not too shabby.
     
  20. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Too many beers to choose from today. Will likely be an IPA variation mind. American in nature.
     
  21. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Odell IPA right now. Very nice. As crazy as it may sound but its getting almost as common as Torpedo around here. But that is no bad thing.
     
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  22. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Arrogant Bastard, bottled about a month and a half ago. Nice.
     
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  23. Hanglow

    Hanglow Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    I take it there has been a new shipment of Stone beers to the uk as I've seen a lot of them in shops here, fresh too like yours
     
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  24. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland


    Yeah, came in the week before last I believe.
     
  25. Hanglow

    Hanglow Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    nice one, need to buy some this week:D
     
  26. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Stone Ruination, bottled about a month and a half ago. Fantastic beer, obviously, but drinking a fairly fresh bottle really underpins how fantastic the British brewing scene is right now (where American-style beers are concerned; British brewing, of course, has been great for many years when it comes to numerous styles). There are several local IPAs I could think of that I prefer.
     
  27. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland


    Buy a bottle of Sublimely Self-Righteous. More impressive fresh than most of their standard beers.
     
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  28. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    I'm opting for another Odell IPA tonight. Superb complexity and depth. Gotta get all the 'Its American and still pretty fresh' stuff out before I make another necessary purchase of British bottles.
     
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  29. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Just finished a Bud. You heard right.

    Now on Castle Rock's Black Gold.....
     
  30. JackOfAll

    JackOfAll Feb 13, 2011 United Kingdom (Wales)

    Dogfish Head Red and White as an early birthday present to myself. Maybe an Etrusca later.
     
  31. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Bohemia Lager Shandy
    Elgood's Cambridge Bitter
    Arbor's Motueka

    This Motueka is superb.....
     
  32. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Been drinking copious amounts of Purple Moose Ysgawen. Turns out cascade and elderflowers are a great combo.
     
  33. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    My weekend is going to be dedicated to Boggart Brewing
    apparently it's been going for the past 13 years and I never knew!

    They brew out of the Old Wilson's site and have a little combined bar bottle shop in Manchester Arndale called the "Microbar" all the bottles are bottle condition so will have a couple of pints on cask after work tomorrow
    and a couple of carry homes.

    For tonight found stray bottle of Steam Box's Dark Handsome in BM's
    and though not my thing will give a cold Peroni red a go.
     
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  34. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Had a Dead Pony Club earlier. Looks like BrewDog has flogged it as well. Are none of their more 'core' beers sacred to them?
     
  35. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    FFS, DPC was a tasty little brew that was on the basic BD price range and nicely sessionable at 3.8

    I guess what is considered sacred is the stuff that commands the highest per litre price
    Equity for punks? Pandering to rich beer snobs more like!
     
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  36. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I'm just back from the Microbar in Manchester Arndale and
    they have a small bottle shop to the side that has a nice selection but isn't the best value.

    Also the bar is a standard indoor market stall so the casks are on the floor just below the pump and at room temp
    which today is bloody warm) meaning the beer came out like a tap that hasn't been run.

    I can't review the beers because they were no way near served at best
    I had Ayr Breweries Scaur O'Doon Summer Ale - 3.6% ABV
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    and I can see where they were coming from with this beer would love it properly done
    a good light beer.

    Tried Boggart's Ray of Sunshine which had a big wheaty taste
    though this could be a result of poor maintenance lmao
    also sampled their Rum Porter that certainly had a good rum flavour and was the best of a middle range lot.
    I've taken home a bottle of the Boggart red ale "Ruby Tuesday"
    and with it being bottle conditioned and now stored in my hugely complex beer cellar should give a better view of this brewery. Really wanted to try the Boggart Dark Mild because they are situated where the Old Wilson's brewery was and their dark mild saved my life, will nearly.
     
  37. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Kicked off with Camden Helles - alright but not at great as I was hoping.

    Now on Cookie Beer. It's just weird.
     
  38. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Damn, was looking forward to picking some up

    I really didn't like it, the cinnamon taste I enjoyed but the sweetness seemed to come from something like aspartame or saccharin
     
  39. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    It's worth a try - better than macro lager but not as flavoursome as it could be. Was anticipating more hops. William's Ceilidh stilll flies the flag for quality UK lager.

    I totally agree - if it weren't for the artificial sweetness this might be better than it is.....
     
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  40. Hanglow

    Hanglow Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Stagerringly drunk right now, had a few hmebrews cromartyis and wines and they were all great tbf, have a great one
     
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