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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. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Isn't this what hipflasks were invented for? Fill one with BCBS and you're good to go....
     
  2. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    I've got tickets for the 'battle of the blades' next Thursday night

    I shan't succumb !!!

    A couple in Tap East beforehand should keep me going for 4 hours!
     
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  3. marquis

    marquis Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

    Yes, I know and it's a couple of years since I last had any. Have to see what Norfolk has to offer.
    The Lifeboat at Thornham (the next village) belongs to Marco Pierre White and he's got Lees to brew something called "The Governor" for him.Gets poor reviews but in my book it's just a light mild whatever they want to call it.
     
  4. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Aug 8, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Lucky! I'm just seeing Pistorius in a preliminary tomorrow, but I didn't want to hold out for finals tickets because they disappear so bloody quickly! Have a great time!
     
  5. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Absolutely rocked the socks off an exam today, so I'm rewarding myself with a couple beers. In a borderline desperate attempt to finally find a completely homegrown stout that I actually like, I'm having De Dolle Brouwers Extra Export. I think we have finally achieved success!

    Next up is the Alvinne Podge Belgian Imperial Stout. It was actually released under two names (Podge Belgian Stout and Podge Belgian Imperial Stout or BIS), but both seem to be the same beer. I think the BIS was bottled in 2008 though and the other in 2009. Could be interesting!
     
  6. Nutwood

    Nutwood Jun 30, 2012 Kentucky

    I'm heading to the store and mixing all the Oktoberfest and Pumpkin I can find (excluding Shipyard and Blue Moon). Details at 10.
     
  7. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Had another crack at Rothaus Pilsner just now. A hollow skinny whisp of a beverage again I'm afraid to say. Not a patch on on their Tannenzapfle. Not a patch at all.
     
  8. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    'Podge'. That anything to do with the bloke who runs those bus tours to Belgium?
     
  9. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Yep! Brewed in his honour. Seems to have been re-hashed as Morpheus Dark, clearly not a stout at all. More barleywine-like. Still trying it, I found the other a bit hot, boozy and sweet when I had it within its 1st year of production, but this is a 2009 vintage. Will be cool to see if it's mellowed.
     
  10. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    My better half was desparately trying to get Olympics tickets during the first week. After 2 nights and many failed hours we gave up and decided to go for the Paras. I think we booked the Thursday of Paras week 2 (most of the sprint finals) on the Thursday of Olympics week 1. Other like minded folks cottoned on and it was sold out by the middle Saturday morning of the Olympics! £20 bargain !!!

    Hope tomorrow is a good day out for you and remember your friend Tap East isn't far away!
     
  11. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    I shared a bottle of the Morpheus Dark down the Cask last week. It was Ok - but had that typical Belgian stout flavour which is fine, but not really my bag!
     
  12. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Ah, dried biscuits. I'll see soon enough what it's like when aged!
     
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  13. ReluctantScoop

    ReluctantScoop Apr 29, 2012 United Kingdom (England)

    Bombers of Punk IPA. Well, it is Friday.
     
  14. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Aug 8, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    isn't EVERY day Friday? Catching up on the basketball- no Punk for me because my local Sains is shite all of a sudden. Got my current standards of GI IPA and Karmeliet plus a Waitrose Dunkel Weiss- very underrated in my opinion.
     
  15. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    Strange buttery acidity and the same old clumsy booze hit deterred me from another sip of the Podge. Oh well, since my dad seems to have the complete opposite taste in beers to me, it's all for him. I'm on a Kujo from Flying Dog and it's as glorious as it was the first time I had it.

    Fairly cheap to get here as well, can't complain for less than €3 a bottle. Oh man, this is lovely. Textbook coffee stout.
     
  16. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    I'm feeling an IPA coming on...
     
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  17. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Think the latter is brewed by Arcorbrau. Was given a dozen (slightly out of date) bottles of their pils 2 weeks ago. Not a bad number.
     
  18. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    And yes! Its St Andrew's Brewery's IPA. Ruddy hell.
     
  19. WhatANicePub

    WhatANicePub Jul 1, 2009 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    That's very strange, as it's the same beer.
     
  20. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Aug 8, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    drinking a big bottle of Duvel now- have recently fallen back in love with this one.
     
  21. paxton1978

    paxton1978 Aug 8, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    ... it's Soft Cell...
     
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  22. Nutwood

    Nutwood Jun 30, 2012 Kentucky

    Only $11 & change, not bad.
    [​IMG]
     
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  23. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Out for a family meal earlier at a local pub....a couple of Landlords were quaffed.

    Now I'm enjoying a Sierra Nevada Summerfest - quality lager.
     
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  24. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    And now a black beast - Mikkeller Beer Geek Bacon! Mmmmm bacon....
     
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  25. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    St Peters Organic English Ale. Organically speaking, it doesn't hold a candle to the Samuel Smith ones. Next up, their Cream Stout.
     
  26. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    And the Cream Stout is delicious! Gotta buy more.
     
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  27. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    .SN Torpredo with Mongolian Beef . Explosives vs fire.
     
  28. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Their Cream Stout is quality - don't think I've tried a better one yet.
     
  29. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Another St Andrews Brewing Company India Pale Ale. Absolutely love it. Bob Phalf, you are the Billy Corgan of the one man band brewery.
     
  30. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Glad to hear a recommendation. I've got one of these knocking around somewhere....
     
  31. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    Yeah, I think it's tops for the style, not that I've had that many.
     
  32. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    I have to confess, I've been drinking cider again. It's a bad sign - next I'll be homeless and on the street, begging for spare change.....

    Right, currently on a Meantime Wheat (slighty aged). Not too shabby.....
     
  33. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium

    You're not on malt liquor yet. There's still hope!
     
  34. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Cider, again?? Jazz, you have been warned about this. Next thing you know I'll be waxing on about my many fine red Burgundies....
     
  35. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)


    Mmmm. Liquor...
     
  36. Dennoman

    Dennoman Aug 20, 2011 Belgium


    Yum.
     
  37. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Hahaha that vid is hilarious! When I saw the title I thought it was the energy drink.....
     
  38. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    I'm having 10 or so days off the beer before a heavy beer weekend next one up. First Quinns home game on Friday night = Sussex Arms from 4.45, Runneymede BF (nothing overly rare but on the doorstep) on Saturday, then on Sunday a mate and I are using some free rail tickets to head to Southampton and Winchester for a pub crawl and a trip to Bitter Virtue offie.

    Decided I'd dig out some whisky to keep me sane and having resurrected my Laphroaig Triple Wood (48%), I clocked a month out of date Cobra Zero in the cupboard. Not mine, think a friend of ours brought it round for a curry when she was pregnant end of last year.

    Stuck it in the fridge - that doesn't count iin breaking my beer curfew does it chaps???
     
  39. ReluctantScoop

    ReluctantScoop Apr 29, 2012 United Kingdom (England)

    I have no spectacles
     
  40. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Put your beer goggles on and join the party!

    I'm now on a Hawkshead Cumbrian Five Hop - superb! An avalanche of hops on the palate - despite the lack of bottle conditioning this is great.
     
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