Weekend starting 27th April and ending in all out beer carnage

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  1. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (9,649) Sep 25, 2011 England
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    Have managed to restock the beer cellar (the cupboards under the sink)
    and now can pick and choose from the following bottles

    Bateman's St. George's Glory
    Bear Town's Kodiak Gold & Bearskinful & Polar Eclipse & Bruins Ruin
    Moorehouse's Premier Bitter
    Cotleigh's Sea Hawk & Barn Owl
    Williams Bro's Caesar Augustus
    Helle's Green Daemon
    Robinson's Chesire Black
    Intergrated Bottling Solution's/Hand Brewed Beers' Grim Reaper
    Wood's Hoppping Mad
    Hook Norton's Double Stout
    Fuller's Bengal Lancer (revisiting and re-assessing)& Past Master's XX
    Cooper's Sparkling Ale
    and finally Meantime IPA

    Blimey I'm surprised my arms didn't fall off carrying all that lot back.
     
  2. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (9,649) Sep 25, 2011 England
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    Oh and I grabbed a pint of cask Dunham Massey's Dark Mild at lunch.
     
  3. marquis

    marquis Champion (812) Nov 20, 2005 England

    Out to pub lunch tomorrow but I'll probably be driving so that really means mild , no problem as it's rapidly becoming my favourite.On Sunday, off out for a Sunday roast and this time I won't be driving so it all depends upon what's on the pumps.
     
  4. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (9,649) Sep 25, 2011 England
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    Oh I just found the missing Wincle link
    a few bottles of Mr Mullins to have drank all of this fine breweries offerings.
     
  5. ReluctantScooper

    ReluctantScooper Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2008 England

    I don't want to open up the can of worms that is "mild beer" but if I drank mild for lunch at my local and then went driving I'd be in a whole world of shit.

    Firstly, Brunswick's Father Mike's Dark Rich Ruby Mild is 5.8%

    Secondly, I can't drive.
     
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  6. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (9,649) Sep 25, 2011 England
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    I guess this is where the beer rule book has been thrown out, I remember Coach House's Gunpowder being described as a strong mild at 3.8% (I wonder if you can still get it twas rather tasty)
     
  7. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (9,649) Sep 25, 2011 England
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    and I feel flu'ish :slight_frown:

    Just going to have the Grim Reaper tonight methinks.
     
  8. Zimbo

    Zimbo Savant (956) Aug 7, 2010 Scotland

    All sounds good but I gotta admit a soft spot for Meantime IPA.

    Me, I just got in but it'll soon be a Tempest Brave New World IPA. Only probably is I'll be adding and adding to my stacks and stacks of tasting notes still waiting to be branded on this site.
     
  9. ReluctantScooper

    ReluctantScooper Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2008 England

    Two bottles of M&S Winter IPA (aka Adnams Innovation), one bottle of Thornbridge Bracia (2008 first batch, still full of life & bitter honey) and a healthy slug of gin (surely the IPA of spirits..)
     
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  10. Zimbo

    Zimbo Savant (956) Aug 7, 2010 Scotland

    and a healthy slug of gin (surely the IPA of spirits..)[/quote]

    That is one superb analogy Scoops.
     
  11. marquis

    marquis Champion (812) Nov 20, 2005 England

    Mild was originally strong and pale . the weaker, dark stuff is a more recent development. Like IPA it has changed and evolved over time.
    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/18371/56616
     
  12. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,758) Jan 24, 2011 England
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    "more recent" means the past 100 years or so though.
     
  13. Zimbo

    Zimbo Savant (956) Aug 7, 2010 Scotland

    Or alternatively, in living memory. Sorry marquis, but I'm a bit protective of that weak dark stuff.:grinning:
     
  14. Zimbo

    Zimbo Savant (956) Aug 7, 2010 Scotland

    Can't say exactly what it'll be tonight but I'm feeling something German coming on.
     
  15. AEK

    AEK Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2010 Wales

    Picked up a couple of Fuller's Past Masters yesterday, might open a large bottle of Hoegaarden too this evening.
     
  16. marquis

    marquis Champion (812) Nov 20, 2005 England

    Love it! Had a pint of Oldershaw's Grantham Dark , 3.6% this lunchtime.
    Then a pint of Brewster's Hophead, the original beer of that name, at 3.6% which was glorious and amazing for its gravity.
    As the driver I had to stop at this point.
     
  17. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (9,649) Sep 25, 2011 England
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    Is it the XX you got
    I have that but must say the Double Stout looks tasty
    wonder if there are going to be any more anytime soon
     
  18. ReluctantScooper

    ReluctantScooper Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2008 England

    That 1664 lager. And Beck's. The day can only get betterer.
     
  19. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat Initiate (0) May 20, 2009 Ireland

    I spent five hours at the Euston Tap last night, drinking mostly Magic Rock's Dark Arts and Buxton's Moor Top. Oh, and Buxton's SPA. And Thornbridge Halcyon. And Arbor Ales' Black Eyed PA.

    British brewing is in some fine fucking form at the moment, I tell you what.
     
  20. AEK

    AEK Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2010 Wales

    Yes, picked them up in Urmston while back in Manchester for the day. When I got to the self service till the guy helping was raving about it. Wales are still in the middle ages, no Past Masters XX here in North Wales. Sums up the beer scene in the supermarkets in this part of the UK- Shite!
     
  21. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,758) Jan 24, 2011 England
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    Had a very poorly kept pint of Doom Bar.

    And no past masters in Essex either, like 10 miles from London *rage*
     
  22. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (9,649) Sep 25, 2011 England
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    Talk unlike as discussed good beer is cheap so putting my mouth where my beer is and taking a trip to beartown.

    Poured the Kodiak Gold nice refreshing pint a great starter indeed.
     
  23. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2008 England

    Just cracked an Old Slewfoot Crooked Smile Saison- really rather good for an english-made belgian-style saison. Orval up next.
     
  24. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (9,649) Sep 25, 2011 England
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    Cracked open the Cotleigh Barn Owl which is excellent though more of a brown ale than a bitter.
     
  25. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (9,649) Sep 25, 2011 England
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    Returning to Beartown to celebrate my 200th Ba review with their stout Polar Eclipse.
     
  26. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Initiate (0) Jan 5, 2009 Australia

    I'm surprised it would usually hold its own. Now the Cornish Coaster is an iffy one...as for my drinking this weekend, mostly BMC...yep I suck :slight_frown:
     
  27. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (9,649) Sep 25, 2011 England
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    It all depends is not so good beer better than no beer?
    Though strangely enough the only imports I've bought are from oz, the Coopers Sparkling.

    Well it's past one in the morning let's open St. Peter's IPA.
     
  28. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,758) Jan 24, 2011 England
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    That's why it was drinkable I think, just quite a bit blander than usual. A well kept Doom Bar in my humble opinion is bloody brilliant.
     
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  29. marquis

    marquis Champion (812) Nov 20, 2005 England

    Well, would you expect anything else from Coors?
     
  30. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (9,649) Sep 25, 2011 England
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    Having a Moorhouse Premier Bitter and enjoying a hazy, lazy ever so slightly crazy Sunday.
     
  31. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,758) Jan 24, 2011 England
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    That's not a very good comparison. Do you expect Cadbury's chocolate to taste like cheese just because the company is owned by Kraft (which started as a cheese company btw)?

    Doom Bar is a bloody good pint and even if it was a Coors offering then good on Coors for producing a good beer.
     
  32. marquis

    marquis Champion (812) Nov 20, 2005 England

    It was a leg pull. Coors after all brew White Shield.
     
  33. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,758) Jan 24, 2011 England
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    I thought you were referring to the blandness comment. I doff my cap and 'umbly apologise to you sah.
     
  34. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (9,649) Sep 25, 2011 England
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    coors bought White Shield and on the plus side they continue to brew it and bottle condition it
    on the minus side it does seem to be available in less and less keg only pubs
    oh and Coors are Coors and produce Coors
     
  35. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,758) Jan 24, 2011 England
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    coor blimey maaary
     
  36. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (9,649) Sep 25, 2011 England
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    Right enough old bollocks, let's see what this Green Daemon is like.
     
  37. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (9,649) Sep 25, 2011 England
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    Going to finish the weekend by seeing if Fuller's Bengal Lancer can redeem itself.
     
  38. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (9,649) Sep 25, 2011 England
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    Hussar!
    Cracking stuff!
    Must have had a bad bottle last time.
     
  39. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Poo-Bah (1,758) Jan 24, 2011 England
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    Yes it's really lovely.
     
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