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14-09-2011, 12:07 PM #81
Can't wait 'til December when Bah Humbug goes back on sale.
http://www.wychwood.co.uk/hobgoblin/...oblin/beers/14 (stupid flash linking - red banner at the bottom select december)
Love Seasonal Ales but hate the fact they're Seasonal.
27-10-2011, 04:46 PM #82
Going to be going to one of these:
My brother-in-law got one for two people for his birthday so we're going to go at the start of next month. Should be fun.A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.
27-10-2011, 06:00 PM #83
28-10-2011, 01:23 AM #84
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Bluebird Bitter, but I've never seen it anywhere out of then locale. Windermere Ale (I think it's called, I rarely see it outside own branch of a supermarket) is alright.
As those pesky Yorkshire people have mentioned, Black Sheep is very good (and more widely available). I do love a pint of it.
I am partial to an Asahi. *blush*
Guinness is my "safe drink" (if nothing else is available, Guinness MUST be). Better than Tennets by far (yuck! Soooo cheap though).
28-10-2011, 10:26 AM #85
Funny thing with Tennents. At uni our student union was utter balls and I already knew I wasn't keen on the other lagers they had on tap (Stella and Bud, I think) so I tried Tennents. It too is crap but I'd got used to it.
Recently went for a beer in the airport while waiting for my mum and dad to arrive and had a Tennents as there was no other beer on offer aside from much-less-than-a-pint-but-just-as-expensive bottles. When they called and said they were coming through the the arrivals bit I went to neck the second half/last third of my pint. Clearly out of practice of drinking Tennents, my gag reflex was sternly tested. :P
In hindsight I really ought to have made the effort to get into Guinness. I can drink it but I've never been bothered enough to go out of my way for it.
A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.
09-11-2011, 10:56 AM #86
It's Brewdog day!
And beforehand we're going into a pub called "The Three Judges", which claims to have 9 real ales on offer.A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.
10-11-2011, 10:38 AM #87
The beer tasting was excellent, though it might have got me a bit drunk.A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.
10-11-2011, 10:57 AM #88All times I have enjoyed greatly, have suffered greatly, both with those that loved me, and alone.
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11-11-2011, 01:22 AM #93
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I kind of like Tennets only for the fact I can get drunk on it for under a tenner. Well just over now that the union has raised its prices. ¬.¬
As for Stella being considered 'fine ale'. Uneducated cretins.
15-11-2011, 06:31 PM #94
My favourite beer of all time is Station Porter by the Wickwar brewery. http://www.wickwarbrewing.co.uk/inde...chk=1&Itemid=2 I do so like porter and that is the finest one I've tried. Bankers Draft and Cotswold Way also by the Wickwar brewery are also quite good.
Also have enjoyed lots and lots of ales from various microbreweries up and down the length and breadth of the country. Where ever I go in the UK I always try and sample the local ales.
A local favourite of mine from here in Gloucester is the Cats Whiskers from the Whittingtons Brewery. http://www.three-choirs-shop.co.uk/shopexd.asp?id=86
The Wye Valley brews seem to be the most popular around here though, Butty Bach being a popular one. http://www.wyevalleybrewery.co.uk/
Hereford Brewery also do some nice ones, with Gamekeepers Bitter being a favourite of mine. http://www.herefordbrewery.co.uk/beers.htm
Unlike others on here I have to confess to being not too keen on the Bath Ales though I'm afraid, just can't seem to get on with any of their beers.
Elsewhere, when I was down in Devon recently there seemed to be a local brewery in every other town, too many good beers too numerous to mention but Topsail by Bays was one of my favourite pints. http://baysbrewery.co.uk/ I came back home with about 12 different beers from various local small brewerys I'd found in a small local supermarket.
Timothy Taylor "Landlord" is another great beer, deserves a mention. http://www.timothytaylor.co.uk/OurPr..._Landlord.aspx
Also when I was up in Cumbria a few years back doing the Hardrians Wall walk I always remember the Geltsdale beers being very nice indeed. Shame there doesn't seem to be any way of ordering a few bottles online. http://www.geltsdalebrewery.com/gelt...ry_ourbeer.php
Also being from the West Country, cider is obviously also a popular drink around these parts. The best one in my opinion being Westons Vintage, but Stowford Press being a popular pint down the pub. http://www.westons-cider.co.uk/Shop/...ge-~~12x500ml/ Other favourite of mine are Scrumpy Jack and Thatchers Gold. Tried some South African stuff a few weeks back, Savanna, it was bloody horrible.
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15-11-2011, 07:03 PM #95
17-11-2011, 05:58 PM #96
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I always just like to walk into a pub and order any ale I've never seen before. The explosion in microbreweries + copious numbers of pubs in London mean I'm nowhere near exhausting my choices.
It's too hard to find cider on pump though. That beats everything.saos.posterous.com for knowledge
24-11-2011, 12:31 AM #97
I'm Irish rather than British, but it looks like I'm not the first to post on this thread.
I drink Guinness, occasionally Smithwicks, in "normal" pubs. Macardles is another mass-produced ale, a bit like Smithwicks, which can be nice. I like the Porterhouse plain (porter), but recently I tried Dark Arts, which I really liked and is probably my new favourite. I also like O'Hara's Red, which is brewed in Carlow. I quite like Staropramen, which would be my usual to keep in the fridge at home (budget allowing - it's one of the pricier here). Sam Adams is a not-bad American ale.
Other than that, I had Cooper's Sparkling Ale (Australian) once and liked it. Schlenkerla Rauchbier (Bamberg) is worth trying, although definitely not to everyone's taste. Pen Lon is a Welsh company and I really liked their stuff while across the water - unfortunately haven't seen it here.
24-11-2011, 01:06 AM #98
24-11-2011, 01:22 AM #99
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- Odense, Denmark
I'm not British, but I'll join in anyway.
I usually start with an IPA, as I enjoy the bitter taste of hops. I recently tried the Rated XxX from Amager Bryghus, with 30 different types of hops, and while I did enjoy it plenty, it might be a bit overkill.
Then I usually follow it up by a beer I've never tasted. Last time it was God Jul by Nøgne Ø, which is a delicious christmas ale.
I then end the evening with a Rochefort Trappistes 10 which is a lovely Belgian Quadrupel.
24-11-2011, 12:03 PM #100