Great Britain What are we drinking this weekend?

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

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  1. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (3,183) Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Would rather be drinking the cask version
    not only because it is a better drink but also it would mean I a would be in Cornwall.

    P.S. Spingo are now supplying casks to a couple of pubs in Cornwall as well as it being available n their original brewpub.
    Wonder if they can up production to guest-ale levels.
     
  2. Zimbo

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

    Just finishing up a 2.5 pint growler of Firestone Walker Double Jack. Very nice.
     
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  3. marquis

    marquis Crusader (717) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Began with a pint of Theakston's Best , a beer I've always overlooked as being very ordinary.But at the Royal Oak in East Bridgford it was a revelation, lots of lovely complex nuances and flavours with perfect balance.Better still, it was gratis courtesy of the landlord.On to the Royal Oak (who says life gets monotonous!) at Car Colston at the side of the largest village green in England where I had Marston's Sunbeam and Brakspear's Bitter.As ever and always at this pub the beers were in perfect condition and a joy to imbibe.Sadly I was driving although on back roads and that was my limit.
     
  4. ETOHBV

    ETOHBV Initiate (0) Feb 15, 2010 South Carolina

    Sam Adams Double Boch
     
  5. ReluctantScoop

    ReluctantScoop Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2012 United Kingdom (England)

    Couple of Punks, couple of wines, getting in my groove for IndyManBeerCo tomorrow
     
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  6. fuseboy

    fuseboy Initiate (0) Feb 28, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Ha ha do you drink anything else! ;-)
     
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  7. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat Aspirant (246) May 20, 2009 Ireland
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    How much did this set you back? And I presume you got it at Brewdog?
     
  8. ReluctantScoop

    ReluctantScoop Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2012 United Kingdom (England)

    Hey, that's why I'm Reluctant ;-)
     
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  9. Zimbo

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

    Yep, BrewDog sourced. Pricewise, only the barman and my banker know the truth. :wink:
     
  10. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat Aspirant (246) May 20, 2009 Ireland
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    Why are you being coy about it? I'm only asking because it's on right now in the Camden branch and I might like to pick up a growler of it myself.
     
  11. Zimbo

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

    Coy? GTFO. No more than the next boy.
    BFWIW I believe it was something like £3.50 a half. Or so.
     
  12. Ruds

    Ruds Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Just back from 3 days in Roma.
    What a great beer city, visited 4 venues all with a great selection and knowledgeable enthusiastic staff.
    Ma Che (the football bar) was my favourite haunt very much like a British pub.
    One other interesting find and would be interested to know if anyone else has come across this concept?
    At Open Baladin they have 5 of their own barleywines permanently available (all 11.5-13.5% abv). They keep them corked in a fridge so you can simply purchase a 0.2L pour for 5 euros instead of having to buy the whole bottle!
    These were one of the highlights along with Tocclamato - Space Invaders (black IPA) and Stavio - Stupid Monkey stout on cask.
     
  13. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat Aspirant (246) May 20, 2009 Ireland
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    I had Toccalmatto's Space Invaders on draft at Chez Moeder Lambic and rather enjoyed it, though I think they have better beers, like Zona Cesarini or Surfing Hop IPA.
    Did you have Tipopils on draft anywhere?
     
  14. Ruds

    Ruds Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Yeah - tipopils I had at Ma Che on tap.

    There were no duds in the 25/30 beers I got through.

    One thing I noticed with almost every Italian beer without exception was that they all looked great and all had a great mouthfeel, just the right level of carbonation for the style, all had a nice finish.
     
  15. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat Aspirant (246) May 20, 2009 Ireland
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    Yeah, that's been my albeit-more-limited experience too.
     
  16. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (3,183) Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Wadworth Dray Bells (short dated) 500ml 99 p B&M's
     
  17. Ruds

    Ruds Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Broke into my 12 bottle ITA stash that all safely made it home in the suitcase.
    Kicked off with a Del Ducato - Verdi Imperial Stout.
    Italian craft beer, I tell thee - its the future!
     
  18. Ruds

    Ruds Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    What is B&M's ? I see a few people quote this on beer forums, is it a northern chain?
     
  19. tabascosigned

    tabascosigned Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2012 Virginia

    Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA
     
  20. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (3,183) Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    The majority of the stores are up North like but there are stores as far south as Bristol I think

    http://www.bmstores.co.uk/stores
     
  21. Dennoman

    Dennoman Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Del Ducato was at BBF last weekend. Their Verdi was proper nice!
     
  22. Zimbo

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

    How was it?
     
  23. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Poo-Bah (2,884) Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Moorhouse's Premier Bitter - tasty.

    I believe the company's origins are in Blackpool, but there are quite a few scattered around up here. The stores tend to be rather downmarket, but the beer selection can be interesting (and cheap)....
     
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  24. Ruds

    Ruds Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)


    Ahhh - that rings big bells now you mention Blackpool !

    I remember going on a day trip to Blackpool around 98/99 time and stocking up on supplies at this big supermarket near the bus station for the train ride home.

    Very sparce and bare, all cardboard boxes and crates !

    That be it I reckon!
     
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  25. Ruds

    Ruds Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    It were proper Bo !

    I also have the Speyside aged version which is a tad stronger from memory.
     
  26. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Poo-Bah (2,884) Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    I've now moved on to a Knops IPA - restrained but rather nice.

    Zimbo - this brewery is based in Edinburgh. Have you tried many of their beers?
     
  27. Christoff

    Christoff Initiate (0) Oct 5, 2012

    Goose island bourbon county stout 2012

    3 Floyds zombie dust

    and maybe tyranena dirty old man porter or founders breakfest stout
     
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  28. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (3,183) Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Being a beer and Romero fan I am so freaking jealous :slight_smile:
     
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  29. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Poo-Bah (2,884) Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Avery's DuganA, courtesy of mmapes (following a recent meeting and trade). This is truly superb - an avalanche of hops coat my tastebuds with deliciousness.....
     
  30. ventura78

    ventura78 Aspirant (267) Nov 22, 2003 Massachusetts

    Berkshire steel rail pale ale, De Ranke Guldenberg, Saison and Triple homebrew
     
  31. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Poo-Bah (2,884) Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    DugunA was fantastic - freshness really does count!

    Finishing up with a Young's Double Chocolate Stout.
     
  32. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (3,183) Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Isle of Arran blonde and making sure I gets me some
    Sierra Nevada Torpedo to sink in case my local Tesco decide to jettison it.
     
  33. MagillaGriller

    MagillaGriller Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2012

    Fresh Jai Alai IPA at the noon bles jam . A 750 of Bolita double nut brown later w/dinner. At some point later tonight my last 2010Abyss will see its demise. Cheers all!
     
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  34. MagillaGriller

    MagillaGriller Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2012

    You wear the "Rory" hair well!
     
  35. RichD

    RichD Champion (805) Mar 18, 2012 Rhode Island
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    I had a 22oz bottle of Firestone Walker Sucaba/Abacus last night. I may start today with a bottle of Founders Breakfast Stout. Maybe I'll have a Goose Island Matilda or Samuel Smith Pale Ale later on today.
     
  36. marquis

    marquis Crusader (717) Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Marquis of Granby at Granby-began with the Grantham Dark by Oldershaw , then the Hophead (Brewster's) and Marquis (well, I had to din't I ?).lovely good old fashioned bitter. The launch of this beer was interesting-the Marquis himself came down from Belvoir Castle to do this. So the Marquis of Granby was drinking Marquis at the Marquis of Granby at Granby.
     
  37. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Poo-Bah (3,183) Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Thank you Waitrose home delivery
    No Kelham Island Easy Rider, no attemp at substitution.
     
  38. Hanglow

    Hanglow Defender (642) Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Tonight nothing:slight_frown:

    last night, two london pride, homebrewed ESB and oud bruin and a couple of gin and tonics
     
  39. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,085) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I'm having another Odell The Meddler and it's tasting better than the first bottle I had. I got some St Peters Cream Stout on the sidelines waiting to enter the game...I do love it.

    It's a pity the "influx" of brews from the UK came to a grinding halt.:slight_frown: I might have to do the online thing again and get some more Timothy Taylor Landlord...
     
  40. Aye

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

    The missus brought me some beers back from somewhere in Cumbria, 3 Strand brewey ales including their RIS and a couple of Black Beck offerings.
    So one of them.
    Maybe 2.
    And a pizza.
     
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