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02-03-2012, 09:22 PM #141
Had some Tom Crean's a while ago. Real nice, very dry and I do like me my dry lagers (any recommendations, much appreciated)
04-03-2012, 08:38 PM #142
having read the thread, I dunno if I wanna admit to some of the stuff that I drink, lol!
But, as a student, most of my friends aren't earning and thus don't go to pubs with good beer. So yea, I'll drink Carling (with lime, mind, so I can stomach it), Fosters, etc... when I go to student pubs, because we're there to get drunk, not enjoy what we're drinking, and spirits do do go well with me if they're not gin, which means tonic, which is expensive.
If I am drinking to enjoy it, however... The standard that seems to be in most pubs in Leicester is Staropramen. I prefer Starobrno, but I've not been able to find that in Britain. There's a pub I used to go to that served Žatec, but it shut down and I can't find that any more either. My absolute favourite is Ottakringer Helles, but it tastes so much better at source that I rarely drink it unless I'm in Vienna because it just brings memories of better beer for the most part.
I can pick up tinnies of Tyskie for real low cheap from the local Polish shops, which is where I go for my beer at home.
As for ale... I only drink at one pub, at the village next to the one I was raised in. Nobby's Guilsborough Gold, brewed there. Cannot beat an ale from source. Occasionally I'll order a keg with some mates and we'll make a weekend out of it. Good times.
05-03-2012, 01:49 AM #143
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Black Sheep is wonderful. It does make me quickly feel full though.
Crabbies is one of the few fizzy alcohol drinks I can stomach. Kopparberg being the other.
06-03-2012, 04:11 PM #144
Didn't read the whole thread, sorry.
But the best/my favourite british breweries are:
Marble Breweries (Manchester)
Dark Star (Sussex)
Camden Town (London)
Brew Dog (Aberdeen somewhere I think)
You also get some great US microbrews, german and belgian beers. Czech lagers are great.... after that most other beer is pretty poor I think. Ok there are some nice Dutch ones.
07-03-2012, 10:53 AM #145
Thornbridge IPA "Jaipur" is a lovely beer,and a good introduction to the American style hoppier IPAs.
17-03-2012, 12:42 PM #146
05-04-2012, 12:33 PM #147
Well hacked off. Paisley beer fest next month and nobody I know is available to go. >:(
If it weren't such a trek for a few pints I'd go on my own.A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.
05-04-2012, 01:58 PM #148
Doom Bar. Discovered it recently and my god is that a fine ale.
19-04-2012, 12:47 PM #149
Dunno if this is everywhere but the Tesco near my work has excellent offers on beer at the moment. Both ales and other stuff.
Enjoyed a nice big bottle of Leffe last night. Lovely.A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.
19-04-2012, 05:19 PM #150
19-04-2012, 05:49 PM #151
20-04-2012, 11:02 AM #152
The CAMRA Paisley beer festival is entirely excellent.A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.
22-04-2012, 12:07 PM #153
19-05-2012, 04:11 PM #154
Can't remember if we have any other Glasgow-based beer fans on here, but if so they need to get themselves to The Cave on Great Western Road, an excellent off-license in terms of ales and imported beers and the like.
I went in yesterday and they had an offer of 5 Williams Bros beers (from a possible 8 or 9) for £8. So I filled my boots with that. The imported/rarer stuff is, understandably, somewhat pricier but much of it I've not seen in other shops so I'd happily pick up one or two per shop. As it is I spent £7 (!!) on a pint bottle of Arrogant Bastard Ale as it's meant to be good.A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.
19-05-2012, 08:38 PM #155
So I am a new sailor on this journey we call "drinking", but I quite enjoy me some Peroni. Is this acceptable? I know it's not acceptable to my wallet :(.
19-05-2012, 10:26 PM #156
Man, I'd love to go drinking properly in Glasgow again now that I've got a little bit more money than in my undergraduate days. Always had fun, but now I could afford to have fun and drink something nice!
Peroni is a very acceptable lager (though something I tend to buy infrequently when out as there's usually something just as good that costs a bit less). Plus it has the added bonus of coming in a rather nice pint glass that I'm always tempted to steal!
19-05-2012, 10:27 PM #157
Peroni is very much acceptable, it's an excellent beer.I'm Respecting your culture!
20-05-2012, 08:52 AM #158
Ok, phew. What else would you recommend to a novice, then? I don't mind Sol, and Desperado was... interesting, but I don't get on with ale very well, nor the Aussie-urine that is Fosters and its ilk. Anything too hopsy is definitely a turn-off.
20-05-2012, 10:02 AM #159
Desperado's too easy to drink, I find. Time-release hangover in a bottle.A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.
23-05-2012, 01:55 PM #160
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Or alternatively, go German, and see if stuff like Warsteiner takes your fancy.
Sticking aboard the good ship Light & Refreshing, give any of these a whirl: