Great Britain UK Weekend Beerage

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

  1. jazzyjeff13

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

    Thwaites Yule Love It. I do love it, oh so very, very much.....
     
  2. EmperorBevis

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

    Hmmmmm :/

    If anyone is in doubt wether your beer is Camden or Weird Beard
    if the beer is pasteurised,over fizzy, force carbonated, barely better than macro, over priced for what it is
    it's Camden Town Brewery

    Now as much as the whole Weird Beard hipster element quirky/zany skull designy thing gets on my tits
    their brews are spot on and the bottle conditioning adds real flavour depth and makes a fantastic ale.

    Well that is a lot of beer talk
    lets do some drinking
    Innes & Gunn Bourbon Stout
     
  3. jazzyjeff13

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

    St Peter's Christmas Tits. I mean Christmas Ale.
     
  4. jazzyjeff13

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

    St Peter's Christmas Tits. I mean Christmas Ale.
     
  5. CwrwAmByth

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

    Is there any truth behind the whole Russian Imperial Stouts being first created for the Russian Imperial Court story?
     
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  6. Aye

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

    The beer must have been around prior to it becoming popular in the court no?
     
  7. CwrwAmByth

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

    No idea if it ever even was or it's just an idea perpetuated like that of the strong hoppy beer for British troops in India being the IPA.
     
  8. EmperorBevis

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

    perhaps excessive consumption of RIS was the reason behind Rasputin's state of mind and barmy behavior lol
     
  9. Zimbo

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

    It was not 'originally' created for the Russian court. The Russians of St Petersburg in general quite liked though. But there was a variation that was apparently brewed for the Empress. And it just would have been referred to as just 'Porter' at the time. The earliest use of 'Imperial' to describe porter likely occurred in the early 19th Century while 'Russian' likely wasn't added until the early 20th Century.
     
  10. BlackHaddock

    BlackHaddock Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2006 United Kingdom (England)

    Are you saying they made it up as they went along?












    Thought so!

    <*))))))><
     
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  11. EmperorBevis

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

    Then again wasn't Special Brew originally made for Winston Churchill?
     
  12. Zimbo

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

    Yes it was. Churchill, the big lush that he was. And he had it in for miners as well.
     
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  13. BlackHaddock

    BlackHaddock Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2006 United Kingdom (England)

    Glad you spelt miners the correct way: wouldn't want people to think Winston had it in for minors!

    <*))))))><
     
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  14. jazzyjeff13

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

    Peroni. Naff.
     
  15. BlackHaddock

    BlackHaddock Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2006 United Kingdom (England)

    I haven't reviewed Peroni: not that it's a regular tipple of mine. Just assumed I had years ago, I hadn't.

    Can you buy single bottles or do you have to get 4 (or 6) in a nasty pack or whatever they call them?

    <*))))))><
     
  16. Zimbo

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

    I've seen it by the bottle Tesco in the past. Don't know if it's still sold that way though.
     
  17. EmperorBevis

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

    I drank it at the works do as there was a free bar and I had to try and dilute the rotating spirits I was rapidly consuming
    Other than that I normally see it when dining out Italian with another option
    the other option usually is out so it is oft Hobson's
     
  18. Zimbo

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

    BTW, had a Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale last night. Shockingly woeful.
     
  19. EmperorBevis

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

    Is the name a self fulfilling prophecy
    well there has been a lot of talk of lacklustre lager
    so let's crack open this Innis & Gunn Lager Beer
     
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  20. MattyEdgeworth

    MattyEdgeworth Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2014 United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

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    My first post, this is what I bought today. I am new to the 'beer scene' :)
     
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  21. Zimbo

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


    Welcome aboard Matty. I see some nice stuff there to start. Haven't tried the Modus Operandi yet but I've heard good things.
     
  22. EmperorBevis

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

    Looks a great way to start
    hope you will be either rating or reviewing them :)
     
  23. MattyEdgeworth

    MattyEdgeworth Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2014 United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

    Thanks mate!
     
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  24. MattyEdgeworth

    MattyEdgeworth Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2014 United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

    Don't know if Id be ready to start giving proper reviews! Haha, but I'll rate them and give a few thoughts once I drink them (Saving them for the weekend probably).
     
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  25. CwrwAmByth

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

    Couple of new looking beers in M&S both Meantime, a Greenwich Black IPA (actually really hoppy and bitter, lovely stuff) and a smoked German bock which I haven't yet sampled.
     
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  26. EmperorBevis

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

    The Greenwich Black IPA really does take the Supermarket bottled premium beer stakes up a notch
    and is probably the best of that ilk, the smoked bock was so so though.
     
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  27. BlackHaddock

    BlackHaddock Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2006 United Kingdom (England)

    My local B&M Bargains has Huber (from Wisconsin) at 69 Pence for a 33cl bottle: only bought one though, just in case it's not too good.

    <*))))))><
     
  28. Zimbo

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

    Haven't had that in almost 30 years. Sort of get the impression you can barely give it away in the States.
     
  29. EmperorBevis

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

    OPened a bottle of Courage Best Bitter (99p B&Ms) slightly better than the can.
     
  30. jazzyjeff13

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

    I picked up a single bottle from my local B&Ms for £1. Can't say I've noticed the regular Peroni in any of the supermarkets that I frequent. It looks like you were just in your local store though, so perhaps they aren't carrying it there....

    Just opened an Anarchy Citra Star. Lovely beer :)
     
  31. EmperorBevis

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

    Wee, sleekit, cow'rin, tim'rous beastie
    I've found a bottle of Belhaven wee Heavy hiding in the pantry
    seems a fitting end to a tough day.
     
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  32. Zimbo

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

    Hawkshead Windermere Pale. What a great brewery.
     
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  33. jazzyjeff13

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

    Courage RIS. It finally turned up in my Tesco. Not bad....
     
  34. BlackHaddock

    BlackHaddock Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2006 United Kingdom (England)

    It wasn't worth 69 Pence to be honest.

    <*))))))><
     
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  35. BlackHaddock

    BlackHaddock Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2006 United Kingdom (England)

     
  36. CwrwAmByth

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

    3 bottles of wine and oh jesus my head. Why does wine give such a worse hangover than beer?
     
  37. EmperorBevis

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

    Because the Spanish & French hate us
     
  38. Zimbo

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

    What a hellish week. I need to treat myself. Back later.
     
  39. MattyEdgeworth

    MattyEdgeworth Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2014 United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

    Drinking the Wild Beer Co. Modus Operandi as we speak, my initial impressions are quite good. It's surprsingly light (It's barrell aged so I was expecting it to be a thicker) but definitely has a nice taste, it's very very fruity.
     
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  40. BlackHaddock

    BlackHaddock Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2006 United Kingdom (England)

    Hello Matty, we've not communicated yet!

    You've joined the BA UK threads just around the same time I've surfaced again after a self imposed exile.

    Currently drinking down a Harbour India Pale Ale: I have a couple of the Sainsbury 2013 Beer challenge beers hanging around still, so thought I drink one before it's BBD arrived.

    I've a few Belgian brews I've lined up next.

    <*))))))><
     
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