I drink mostly Belgian beer, since its from my country and we have just everything a beer lover can ask. And more.
-Chimay (Bleue and Rouge)
-Geuze Oud Beersel or Boob Lambic
-Kwak (the beer is good, and the glass is very beautiful)
And many more...
Went to Hippo Beers in Glasgow tonight. It's not a particularly appealing shop to look into but there's a good selection. Not especially cheap, unsurprisingly, but much like The Cave you're going in for some beers to try rather than a load of beer for a session.
Got a voucher for here at christmas: therealalestore.com/
They had a deal where you could get 12 of the local beers (all within 25 miles of Newark) for £26 so I'm going to be getting a good sampling of Lincolnshire beer. A load of beers from breweries I hadn't even heard of. :)
Also went here, which is thoroughly ace and I was gutted we only had time to stop for one:
Manchester's Marble Brewery 'Chocolate Marble' is the best beer in the world, defo. And I've had a few I can tell you.
(in my opinion, obviously blah, blah, blah)
After how much I fell in love with Mocha and have enjoyed other chocolatey dark beers and stouts since I'd be all over that given half a chance.
The best beer i ever drink was in scotland, sorry english :) The innis and gunn beer of Edinburgh.
If you can try one time some french beer from the north (or belgium, I am not sure of the origin...): Cuvée des trolls, Karmelliet triple, la Rince Conchon (Rinse the pig :) ).
I sort of went off Innis and Gunn for reasons I can't put my finger on.
I'm pleased to have learned a new ale pub is opening on the route me and my brother-in-law drive home. Will hopefully be able to convince him that we ought to go in for a swift one every so often.
O no! Next Mehdi will be suggesting we all drink Tennets! =O ;)
Nobody would ever suggest that. Right? Right?
Last night I had a bottle of Southville Hop by Bristol Beer Factory and it was absolutely superb. I'll have to get more to confirm (from Hippo Beers, who are excellent) but I reckon it's one of the nicest beers I've had.
I've been thoroughly enjoying Jeremiah Weed lately. Served in a jam jar.
I was at a bottle tasting at BrewDog Glasgow the other week (met the guys from Hippo Beers, as it happens) and got to try AleSmith's Speedway Stout, which I'm pretty sure is the best beer I've ever had.
The guys from Hippo Beers seem very nice chaps from my brief chats when I've been in there.
That Speedway Stout sounds like the sort of thing I'm right into at the moment.
The good news is BrewDog have it in the bar! The bad news is, of course, how much it costs. Still, delicious stuff.
In other beer news:
Now open. Need to get in there and have a nosey.