Great Britain What are we drinking this weekend?

Discussion in 'Europe' started by CwrwAmByth, Jul 13, 2012.

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  1. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Some home brewed chocolate stout. Needs a week or so more really but it's damn nice already! How about you fellows?
     
  2. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Earl Grey. Hot.
     
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  3. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Last night I had a large bottle of Cantillon Iris, which was fantastic, as well as a bottle of Swinging Harry Tropical Quad, the new Cigar City/Mikkeller collaboration. It was fucking horrible.
    That's all for this weekend I think.
     
  4. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Aug 8, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    ah, I was toying with trying that- I won't bother now! What made it horrible, out of interest?
     
  5. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    It's outrageously, prohibitively sweet, and that's the opinion of someone who likes Bourbon County Vanilla. Imagine an under-attenuated 11% quad that's been blended with Rubicon mango. There you go.
     
  6. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Fuller's Vintage 2000. Let's see if age helps these brews along, never heard too many good things about this.
     
  7. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    So far, a Hoegaarden, JW Lees Governor and a Budvar dark....
     
  8. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Well?
     
  9. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Moved on to a Italian beer - Brewfist's Burocracy (an IPA, and the spelling is correct).

    Anyone heard of these guys before? They just turned up in my local beer dealership - various brews in imitation of US styles....
     
  10. ventura78

    ventura78 Nov 22, 2003 Massachusetts

    mostly Leffe Blond, now on a victory prima pils, soon some homebrew. I'll pour an orval clone and a RIS before lights out.
     
  11. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    KRomBacher dark and stuttgarter haus brau pilsner und to bed.
     
  12. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Polished off a Young's Chocolate Stout. Time for some shut-eye....
     
  13. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Feb 14, 2012 Australia

    Brewfist are a great brewery.

    There has been a bit of an explosion in the Italian craft brewery scene as of late. If you're interested the best breweries to seek out are Brewfist (which you now know about), especially for 'Spaceman' (double IPA) or 'Fear' (choc stout); Birra del Borgo, for 'My Antonia' (Imperial Pils done with Dogfish Head..v. hoppy pils) or 'Keto Reporter' (porter); San Palo Birrifico for 'Robinia' (a honey beer, if you're into that sort of thing); or if you're feeling brave go for Troll 'Shangrilla' (barleywine).
     
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  14. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Coffee. Black. Americano.
    Six days and going strong.
     
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  15. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Aug 8, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    good on ya, Zimbo. I'm having a slight hiatus, but that's mainly because I drank a skin-full on Thursday. I'll probably pick it up again when the wife heads off to France for a long weekend this week!
     
  16. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    You're on your own?

    Party at Paxton's!
     
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  17. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Feb 14, 2012 Australia

    I too second my support Zimbo.

    I once tried to go a month without booze. About 20 days in my boss called me into her office and said 'You have a choice. You can start drinking again and stop being a jerk, or you can leave.' When I explained to her that I was being sponsored and if I didn't last the month there would be a severe financial penalty, she said she would shout drinks at the bar for my friends to the value of my financial penalty. What a woman.
     
  18. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Local beer fests aplenty and Aye is on a diet :( . Still i'll be able to get nearer the bar once i've lost the beergut :)
     
  19. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Nice woman but kind of a sad story.
     
  20. marquis

    marquis Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Couple of pints of St Austell Tribute with my pub lunch-lovely stuff as good as it gets.A good reliable get anywhere beer.Walked over to the village carnival and found to my surprise a beer tent with cask ale on gravity. Nothing earth shaking but the Hobgoblin went down remarkably well and I had a great afternoon in that rarest of recent commodities-summer sunshine.
    I'm dismayed to see all the talk about bottled beer in this forum. Don't you guys get out?
     
  21. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    We can't all spend half our lives in the pub.
     
  22. marquis

    marquis Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Only half?
     
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  23. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Aug 8, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    I'd like to hit the pub more, but my finances are stretched due to funding my wife's way through a second round of Uni. Priorities and all that! :) Back on track- I might crack open a can of Old Chub later to celebrate finishing some ruddy DIY.
     
  24. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Great story, great boss. Sounds like she could be related to my wife.
    Just gotta make it to August 3rd. Hard when you have a home bursting with great beer. Got so bad earlier tonight I had a a good gander at it all, handled quite a few and made a list of all I had. Feckin pathetic.
     
  25. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Would have to agree.
     
  26. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Why? (Not meant in an aggressive way.)
     
  27. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Because his friend only likes him when he's boozed up. Seems kind of alcoholism inducing.
     
  28. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Well if we can't afford half we certainly couldn't afford more :p
     
  29. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Right.
     
  30. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    I just assumed Mordecai's boss was being sarcsastic but ultimately kind to him by providing a bit of beer relief. Presuming of course that she knew of his beer love.

    I'm in no way missing the alcohol but I am missing the taste, smell and feel. Twenty days won't be a problem either way for me.
     
  31. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Feb 14, 2012 Australia

    Fair point. It was more because I was being a bit tetchy to those under me. Working in pubs you learn to associate fun with drinks. I didn't think I was strong enough to spend time with friends and not drink. Working all 20 of those days in a row didn't help either. I am better for the experience though.
     
  32. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Feb 14, 2012 Australia

    And as I was typing you've explained it better then me. Thank you Mr Zimbo
     
  33. MordeciaFunk

    MordeciaFunk Feb 14, 2012 Australia

    On topic Big Eye IPA. Sorry for the 3 posts in a row. My phone can only handle so many letters typed.
     
  34. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Well this is just me, but i'd be upset if people said I was only nice to be around when I was drinking. I guess must be weird like that though.
     
  35. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Actually, I can see your point exactly. What it shows is that you have a healthy viewpoint on alcohol and how you like to be seen by others. Nothing weird about that at all.
    BTW, how's the dig going this summer? I understand its been relatively warm down Somerset but raining like just about everywhere else in the UK.
     
  36. ReluctantScoop

    ReluctantScoop Apr 29, 2012 United Kingdom (England)

    Cider. Perry. Fuller's London Porter. Fuller's 1845. Fuller's Golden Pride. Adnams Winter and Summer IPAs.

    But I could murder a glass of gin. Gin cupboard is bare. Sack the gin buyer. He's a monumental arse.
     
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  37. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Not starting until mid august old bean. Your kind comment is much appreciated too! :)
     
  38. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I have a beer made with pale malt, wheat and mussels. As in the seafood. The weird thing is it's really nice. A sharp twang in the taste when cold from the fridge but as it warms up it becomes incredibley smooth and drinkable.
     
  39. ReluctantScoop

    ReluctantScoop Apr 29, 2012 United Kingdom (England)

    Whole mussels, shells or both? Like an oyster stout?
     
  40. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Sounds mmmm. Who makes it?
     
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