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Great Britain What are we drinking this weekend?

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

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  1. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    So much curry... no room for beer :(
     
  2. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Has that been re-bottled? I had one over the summer and thought the production was one-off.
     
  3. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Not sure if this has been re-bottled but the BB Date on the top of the crown is 07.03.13. Almost all of Hawkhead's beer is bottled off site but I wouldn't be surprised if this was one of the exceptions which were hand bottled in Staveley. I was under the impression when I was there a few days ago that there wasn't much of this around the brewery especially compared to all the other bottled lines.

    Quite impressed with them. They've managed the high wire act of brewing traditional cask ale while adding elements of the craft beer with a real sense of skill and precision thereby making interesting and tasty brews. The cask NZ PA was stellar. Easily my fav cask PA I 've had this year. And I can understand why their bittter was a finalist at this year's GBBF.
     
  4. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Shipyard IPA? Hope you've got something to clean your palate with ;)
    The rest of your line-up looks solid though....

    I had a bottle a while back and then it reappeared more recently in my local beer shop - so I reckon they've made it again. Too bad Hawkshead filter their bottles - the cask version of NZPA was just incredible....

    In other news, I'm drinking a Brooklyn lager.
     
  5. TurdFurgison

    TurdFurgison May 29, 2005 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    Family visiting. We've gone through some miscellaneous stuff:
    HF Arthur
    HF Arthur blended 50/50 with Mariage Parfait
    Menagerie 5
    Founders CBH
    JP lupulo de Heilo
    White Rajah 6-pack
    Ephraim growler
    BA Plead 5th
     
  6. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Sounds like it was bottled on the seventh of March, which means it's likely the same bottling as the one I enjoyed. Can only imagine how good it was on cask.
    When I was up in the Lake District a few months back Hawkshead stuff was everywhere. Heaven.
     
  7. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Huh. Well then I don't know.
     
  8. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Hitachino Nest Amber ale - this is the darkest 'amber' I've ever seen. More of a dark brown. Tastes alright though.
     
  9. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Cantillon Vigneronne
    Cuvee Van De Keizer Blauwe

    It's been a good night.
     
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  10. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    I'm now on a Modus Hoperandi - no points for guessing that it's hoppy! Tasty stuff....
     
  11. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Did you get that from Beer-Ritz? I considered buying some but chickened out because of the shipping cost.

    Now onto my final beer of the night, Schneider Hopfen-weisse. SO FUCKING GOOD.
     
  12. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    No, it came from my nearest beer specialist - Trembling Madness. However, I've noticed that Beer Ritz often lists the same beers that TM has in stock, so I suspect the shop buys from Beer Ritz.

    Anyway, it's a solid American IPA.....
     
  13. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Does that mean you have solid access to Buxton beers? Beer-Ritz often seems to have the best selection of Buxton beers in the UK, but I can't stand the thought of paying £8 for shipping regardless that Buxton are the best brewery in the UK.
     
  14. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Yup - the usual line-up of Buxton brews runs to 7 or 8. To my chagrin, I've only tried one so far (Wild Boar - fantastic). But I do have a Tsar stashed away to be chugged at some point....

    Now on a Brewdog Hardcore - my final beer of the night. Having just had a true American IPA, it's noticeable how much less balanced this is: thin and astringent. It's strength doesn't trump every other characteristic.
     
  15. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    YOU LUNATIC.

    Are you telling me you've never had Axe Edge or Imperial Black IPA despite good access?
     
  16. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    :D

    I'll get on it right away....
     
  17. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland


    Please, please do. High Tor is good too.
     
  18. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Same here. I always look at the Buxtons and never get any except Moor Top.
     
  19. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    This morning a pint of American BAs being wound up really easily. Ahh the simple things in life.
     
  20. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)


    I was actually going to mock your Brooklyn lager choice there until I tasted Shipyard IPA. Could you not have warned me about it a week or so ago? :mad:
     
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  21. GeckoPunk

    GeckoPunk Jul 29, 2012 Connecticut

    LoL - You poor soul. I had Shipyard about 6 months ago... Haven't gone back to it yet. Maybe I will again... in my next life :p.

    It was my birthday today and the most likely thing I could think of happened to me. Having already purchased a variety pack of Magic Hat (last week) to rate their inconsequentially mediocre beer, I was given yet another (of the same) variety pack today.

    Good luck on your quest for better beer Zimbo!
     
  22. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)


    Magic Rock on draft is infinitely superior to their botttles IMHO.

    Tonight's tasting should be a good shift into 6th gear. At the very least will be Stringers Mutiny, Old Chub and Upslope Belgian Style Pale Ale.
     
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