Great Britain What are we drinking this weekend?

Discussion in 'Europe' started by CwrwAmByth, Aug 17, 2012.

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  1. ReluctantScoop

    ReluctantScoop Apr 29, 2012 United Kingdom (England)

    Lagers: Bitburger. Staropramen. 77.
    IPAs: Firestone Walker Union Jack, Brewdog Hello My Name Is Beastie.
    Other: Alesmith X and Speedway Stout.
    Now: cheap white wine from M&S
    Later: bombers of Punk. (Zimbo: Sainsbury's, bottled mid-August)

    For a brewer's leaving do, we were remarkably restrained. Although I can't vouch for what's happening at the Marquis of Granby right now.

    Here's a taste of earlier shenanigans:

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  2. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Kicking off with the good stuff, a mini bottle of St. Omer Export.
     
  3. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Like taking a bite into a cinnamon pastry that then mysteriously disappears
    more peculiar than ... You can guess the rest.
     
  4. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    4 pints up the local tonight. 2 x Longdog Golden Poacher, 2 x Dark Star - Hophead. Both in top nick. De-crafted for the day :)
     
  5. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Cains double bock and pork bangers.
    The beer is okay but the Dragon Heart brown ale was much more enjoyable.
     
  6. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Aug 8, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    A Shepherd Neame Spooks Ale, which I personally think is a phenomenally great brown ale given that it's a Halloween novelty ale. Now a Manchester Star Ale and then some Tesco DIPA....
     
  7. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    The St. Omer was actually OK (for a macro). I've also finished a Greene King Reserve IPA (not bad).

    I'm now on Alvinne's Morpheus Extra. Not sure what to make of this one - yeasty....
     
  8. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Aug 8, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    MOAR DIPA PLZ KTHXBAI
     
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  9. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Alright, just sank a Mikkeller Koppi Coffee IPA. In a word - superb. I'd have it again in a heartbeat - if you like coffee then grab this beer.....
     
  10. ReluctantScoop

    ReluctantScoop Apr 29, 2012 United Kingdom (England)

    Drinking Marble Dobber like a bastard.
     
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  11. marquis

    marquis Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Off to Branston, a jewel of a village not far from Granby.A mini beer festival (but this is after all a village of under 200) at the Wheel Inn, lovely place. Began with a Belvoir Star (an old favourite, a clone of the much missed Shipstone's Bitter) then on to Blue Monkey BG Sips (lovely, great new brewery) and then Brewster's Young Guns which at 5.1% is amazing for its gravity. Unlike some brewers who brew relatively bland high gravity beers which I've mentioned earlier. As I was driving it was back to a gratis Belvoir Star to finish off.Thankfully the roads back were traffic free :)
     
  12. MagillaGriller

    MagillaGriller Aug 20, 2012

    Yesterday: DESCHUTES Abyss - 2010 (shared). Marshal Zhukov last night..all mine. Today. Green Flash west coast IPA - with slo cooked BBQ today for lunch. Tonight..another Marshal awaits. Cheers...Ryder cup..go USA!
     
  13. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Why the corpse paint, if I may ask?
     
  14. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    Cascade Apricot Ale, and it's a top notch, not unusual for the brewery, sour Ale.

    Query, are there any UK brewers doing the sour thing?
     
  15. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    Deconstruction Ale from Odell. An American Wild that left me wanting. Not at all my cup of tea. Especially after drinking their The Meddler...
     
  16. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Williams Impale ale. Nice & fresh.
     
  17. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Done with beers for the weekend. Borefts Beer Festival 2012 was awesome :)

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    Erm, yes... not sure where that last one came from.
     
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  18. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Arbor Ales Pacific Pale Ale. Yummy.
     
  19. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Need to watch out for those Punk Bombers at Sainsbos. On the up side though I've been drinking outrageously fresh punk for weeks now. My weekly Friday bottle was bottled something like 9 days ago.
     
  20. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Oh my.
     
  21. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Arbor ales are superb - I've loved everything of theirs that I've tried.

    Currently sipping on a Boston lager.....
     
  22. bound4er

    bound4er Jul 4, 2007 Wisconsin

    Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown. Trying to get my wife to drink the other half of my 750. If she passes I may offer it to my kitchen sink drain.
     
  23. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    No !!! which is a shame !
     
  24. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Aug 8, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    There are, actually. (Well one) Brodies just did a London Sour, which I've heard mixed things about (you have to get it really fresh, apparently), but managed to miss every time it went on tap. Not sure if they plan to bottle it. There are a few other UK brewers that consistently make sour beers, however this is sadly not by design.
     
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  25. Revenant

    Revenant Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

    This weekend I had Surly Furious, Surly Fest, New Belgium Abbey and of course the mighty Pumking!
     
  26. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Unfortunately, UK-produced sours are extremely rare. A pity, as I like the style - I'm sure the market would be there if a brewer would step up.

    The only one that comes to mind is a recent release from the Durham brewery - Diabolus (sour imp). I've got one but haven't tried it yet. I believe the label says something like 'brewed with lambic yeast' (?) - make of that what you will. I'll try and review it sooner rather than later.....

    In other news, I'm just finishing a Rewired Brown ale from 8-Wired - tasty stuff (even if it is out of date).
     
  27. ReluctantScoop

    ReluctantScoop Apr 29, 2012 United Kingdom (England)

    Um, drinking the nearest bottle of fucking great red wine that comes to hand as Yerp monster USA to another Ryder Cup.

    Just don't let me see the label tomorrow morning. Please.
     
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  28. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Just finished Barney's Papua Coffee Porter - it's all coffee.....great if you love coffee.

    Now rounding off the night with a Young's Double Chocolate Stout.
     
  29. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

  30. ReluctantScoop

    ReluctantScoop Apr 29, 2012 United Kingdom (England)

    Leaving party for a mate who's off to Australia. He's black metal, so we had a zombie metal beach party.

    Like you do.
     
  31. ReluctantScoop

    ReluctantScoop Apr 29, 2012 United Kingdom (England)

    You know that thing where you drink too much, pass out, come round and start drinking again?

    That.

    The only reason I didn't paint my face blue with yellow stars last night was total and utter physical incapability.
     
  32. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Hmmm. Might be that BCBS 2009 I've been meaning to drink. Or a 2007 Fuller's Vintage. Can't decide
     
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  33. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Go big or go home!

    I've just cracked a Banks Caribbean lager - one sip in and I can already tell it will be crap.....
     
  34. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Finallly had that Fullers Vintage 2007 tonight. Holy mother of God was it a jizzfest.:)
     
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  35. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Will I top the 2007 in the near future?
    A bomber of Firestone Double Jack will tell tonight.
     
  36. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    The 1999 vintage was too much for me. It was all stale dried plums. Maybe I just don't like aged beers too much, should probably get round to cracking the older bottles I have.
     
  37. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    My dad has just got back from St. Ives Cornwall and has just dropped off the usual fudge and Cornish Pasties but also
    bottle conditioned

    SPINGO

    Middle and Special.

    Oh the found memories of the Blue Anchor in Helston and watching the beer brewed as as boy.
    Seeing the copper cornucopia and smelling the brewers mash.
     
  38. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Guessing thats the one I slipped you?

    I've had 4 '99's this year.

    One was top draw 9/10, one a 7/10, one a 6/10 and one had gone and was drain poured.

    The risk you take with 14 year old brews!

    Had a 2000 last weekend, it was excellent!
     
  39. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Yep, beer that old is a risk. IMHO many BAs see beer too much like wine in their expectations of how it will age. Three to five years is usually my max though there are a small number of noticable exceptions.
    Not long till that bomber is mine...
     
  40. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Haven't had that since I don't know when. You lucky dog. Enjoy.
     
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