Great Britain What are we drinking this weekend?

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

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  1. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    More Kernel action ... new one for me first up 'India Brown Ale' @ 5.6%.
     
  2. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    I don't want to hear of their beauty now they aren't taking a ride under the chunnel :cool:
     
  3. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    I had a pint of ESB at the spoons in twickers last season. First time I'd had it maybe 7 or 8 years.
    I thought it was great stuff. You probably need to have it on cask tbh!
     
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  4. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    That is where all the medals and awards it has won plastered over the bottle have come from then,
    Really needs to be bottle conditioned then, will give it another chance if I see it's pump clip.
     
  5. Hanglow

    Hanglow Feb 18, 2012 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Homebrew only for me tonight - couple of APAs, onto a coopers wheat and will finish with an Enkel
     
  6. Domingo

    Domingo Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I'll be rockin' some canned Upslope Pumpkin and some of my last GD Rumbles of the season.
     
  7. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    I had a half pint of Rumble from the source when I was in Denver in June.

    Tasty GD beers ............... drool
     
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  8. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    After much reticence I am going to open this here J W lees governor. What does all malt mean? Please dont say it isnt hopped.
     
  9. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Celebrity beer - puts me off tbh!
     
  10. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Struise - Cuvee Delphine was beer 2 of the evening.
    Decent but I expected a little more!

    Onto Mikkellers - Belgian Tripel.

    Not sure why but not expecting too much from this ... hoping to be wrong!
     
  11. pitweasel

    pitweasel Jun 11, 2007 New York

    Currently on tour and somewhere in California, but most of the cast & crew are from the UK. I've been suggesting new beer for them since the tour started (as many have never been here), so I think this is the weekend I finally step back and ask them to order their UK favorites. Not sure what that'll end up being, but looking forward to it!
     
  12. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    I've never ordered a UK beer in the US. Don't quite see the point if you live in the UK !!!
     
  13. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    I've had a Westmorland ale (Sainsbury's) and am now on a Brooklyn Summer ale. I detect Nelson Sauvin....

    I've had this - I'm sorry to say it's rather crap.
     
  14. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    It is dull as dishwater. Though halfway thru cinnamon accidentally dropped in it and improved immensely as it added some flavour lol.
     
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  15. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    So you always carry 'cinnamon' on your person when drinking beer!?!
     
  16. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Cinnamon - Manchester's answer to dry-hopping.

    Right, I'm now imbibing a Coniston Bluebird....
     
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  17. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Damn good choice with the salute to boat crashing :S
    I had before thought of adding elderflower cordial to the shit lagers that get dumped on me because I like beer as the bottle green bottle stuff does have a bit of a hop taste.

    Wonder if there are any cinnamon beers?
     
  18. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Actually enjoying a Twats double century which is probably the best of my wonky beer selection.
     
  19. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    I'm pretty sure there are some Xmas brews that go heavy on the cinnamon.

    I've cracked a Great Divide Rumble - oaked IPA! Heavy stuff....
     
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  20. pitweasel

    pitweasel Jun 11, 2007 New York

    I can. You've been thousands of miles from your family and home for months at a time...a familiar beer would probably sound pretty good to me in that situation. Different story for the more common 7-10 day vacation though, I suppose.
     
  21. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Had a couple of Southville Hops last night. OK but not exactly a heart or head stealer.
     
  22. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    I see what you mean and yes I was comparing to a 2 week vacation.

    That said, I doubt I'd come across any of the beers that I would miss from the UK over in the US, think Kernel, Windsor & Eton, Magic Rock, Marble, Buxton to name a few !
     
  23. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    Marble is popping up in a few US based online stores but damn, the prices..
     
  24. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    It's not particularly cheap over here, but I do live near the brewery if that will help in any way :)
     
  25. Zimbo

    Zimbo Aug 7, 2010 United Kingdom (Scotland)

    Punk with a take away curry.
     
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  26. ReluctantScoop

    ReluctantScoop Apr 29, 2012 United Kingdom (England)

    Green Jack Orange Wheat. Dark Star Summer Meltdown. Green Jack Ripper. More Green Jack Ripper. More Green Jack Ripper. Thornbridge Chiron.

    Now back home. Punk. And I won't be drinking those eight bottles of Tesco American Double IPA That Isn't Really Hardcore At Five Quid For Four Bottles tonight. Not me. No siiree.
     
  27. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Will try to talk the missus into some St. Peter's Ruby Red Ale.
     
  28. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    So far:
    Hawkshead Lakeland lager
    Oakham JHB
    Wold Top Scarborough Fair IPA (Sainsbury's beer hunt)

    More to follow.....
     
  29. jak3676

    jak3676 Sep 1, 2010 Virginia

    Well, just came back from http://www.dasbestoktoberfest.com/washington-dc/show-info

    Couple of decent beers, the whole 4oz at a time, vs 1L just seemed so wrong. (At least for someplace proclaiming that they're the best Okboverfest... *sigh*) And as much as I'd love to say that I found a new local favorite, I'm afraid Becks Oktoberfest was better than most. Still, it was a good time, glad a I wore my lederhosen. The wife looked particularly good in her dirndle too.

    But for the moment, I'va back home and settling into a few Hacker-Pschorr Oktoberfests
     
  30. ReluctantScoop

    ReluctantScoop Apr 29, 2012 United Kingdom (England)

    Another bottle of red wine. Like you do.
     
  31. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Not gonna lie - Scarborough Fair IPA was rather shit. Pity, as I like Wold Top.

    I've just cracked a bomber of SN Southern Hemisphere Harvest - this is more like it! Hops! Deliciousness!
     
  32. jazzyjeff13

    jazzyjeff13 Nov 6, 2010 United Kingdom (England)

    Alrighty.....SN Southern Hemisphere Harvest was superb. American IPAs FTW!

    Rounding off the evening with a Lion Stout - mmmmmh......
     
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  33. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Looks a decent line up of beers, although the best pair are in the top right corner of the poster ;)

    I've never been to Oktoberfest and of all the beer things one can do in a lifetime this simply doesn't sit highly for me.

    6 brewers with a couple of beers each of similar style with a load of pissed up students/tourists.

    Fly me over to DC anyday!
     
  34. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
    Beer Trader

    I had some Thai green curry with shrimp yesterday and a pint of Odell IPA. Not a good match but I hadn't had the Odell on draught for ages.
     
  35. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I love those NZ hops!
     
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  36. ReluctantScoop

    ReluctantScoop Apr 29, 2012 United Kingdom (England)

    Tesco American Double IPA. It's not quite what it was, maybe just chemically castrated rather than the full rings-and-pliers. But it's 4 bottles for 5 pounds. It's Sunday. It gets the job done.
     
  37. marquis

    marquis Nov 20, 2005 United Kingdom (England)

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    I've had this and was distinctly underwhelmed-had beer of half the strength that blow it away.
    The Governor I tried last year in Marco PW's pub in Norfolk. Whatever they call it it's distinctly a light mild and a bland one at that. But I managed a couple of pints of Elgood's Black Dog with my Sunday roast at the Duck in Stanhoe. Nothing touches a good mild for accompanying food.( It's the only beer which matches curry to perfection.)
     
  38. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Winding down the weekend as the sun sets (not that I can see it through the pissy rain clouds!) with a Kernel Pale Ale Columbus. They can do no wrong !
     
  39. ReluctantScoop

    ReluctantScoop Apr 29, 2012 United Kingdom (England)

    Well, you're entitled to your opinion. You're obviously wrong, but that's the way the crumble cookies ;-)

    BTW - Marquis of Granby is a damn fine pub. I shall be there on Saturday with a dozen massively-unhinged idiots wearing Hawaiian shirts and corpse face paint. Feel free to drop by. If there's a mild on, I'll buy you a pint.
     
  40. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    It's a craft beer didn't you know, and brewed by those Scottish upstarts - how could he admit he liked it even if he did ;)
     
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