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Post by humblebee » Wed Oct 10, 2007 21:57

2cv wrote:Pete, you should try some Hartington IPA. It's brewed by Whim Ales, who are based at a farm near Hartington (amazingly enough), which is not far from Ashbourne, Derbyshire. I go there from time to time to get barrels for parties etc. I love going there, it's about 2 miles down a little farm track, and the beer is well worth the journey!
I've had that, at the Cheshire Cheese in Hope. Very nice too. You been there? Wonderful pub.

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Post by Jono Volpone » Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:33

No I've never been to that pub. When I stop in Hope I always go to the Woodbine Cafe for a pint of tea and a bacon buttie. Yum.

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Post by andyroo » Thu Oct 11, 2007 10:33

soft revolution wrote:Has anyone else had an otter beer?
Is it made with real otters?

I like real ales, though you don't often get them here except in a few brewery pubs which are a bit plasticky, like the Porterhouse or Messrs Maguires. But sure when you have Guinness that's no big loss.
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Post by Tomb » Fri Oct 12, 2007 22:23

Been stuck on a cruise Ship for the past four days with just Shepherd Neame Late Red to drink. I nearly jumped overboard.

This may be sad but I do enjoy reading Stonch's Beer Blog!

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Post by humblebee » Tue Oct 16, 2007 18:47

Nice to find Tom Woods' Bomber County on at Port Mahon in Oxford the other night, where I was playing a gig. Tasty brown ale, named after my dear home county. There was a Ruddles beer on as well that I'd never had before; can't remember the name of it but it was a lovely drop, great finish on it.

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Post by Dan Pop-o-matic » Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:49

Pablo wrote:They had Jennings Cock a Hoop in a bar near me a week or two back. I was overcome with joy, and had my first work lunch pint for about 3 years as a result
Cock A Hoop is one of my favourite ales ever. I'd not seen any for ages, then I walked into a Sheffield pub a month ago and they had it on tap. I called in for one and ended up staying for several.

Jennings are good though. They do Sneck Lifter which is really nice as well.

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Post by Mr Bear » Sat Oct 20, 2007 18:40

I'm currently enjoying a bottle of Wadworth's Bishop's Tipple. I've never had it before but it's fantastic!

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Post by andyroo » Tue Oct 23, 2007 18:38

PandaBear wrote:Wadworth's Bishop's Tipple
You're just making these up now!
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Post by squirrelboutique » Tue Oct 23, 2007 18:46

Ooh, over the weekend we had some very strong stuff called Three Philsophers by some New York brewery that does Belgian style ales. It was very chocolatey and it had some cherry lambic in it, too. It might be my new favorite drink.

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Post by humblebee » Sat Oct 27, 2007 21:09

Had a pint of Fuller's Chiswick bitter last night, which was a decent brew. I expect you get it a lot down south but I'd never seen it before.

Oooh! And a pint of this lovely porter - can't remember the brewery but the beer was called Waterloo Sunset. You can't beat a nice porter as the dark nights start to draw in and all that.

Right now I'm supping various bottles of Badger beer. Mmmm.

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Post by PCP » Sun Oct 28, 2007 15:48

humblebee wrote:Oooh! And a pint of this lovely porter - can't remember the brewery but the beer was called Waterloo Sunset. You can't beat a nice porter as the dark nights start to draw in and all that.
where were that
I do love me porter
wish more pubs sold porters and stouts

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Post by humblebee » Sun Oct 28, 2007 15:52

PCP wrote:
humblebee wrote:Oooh! And a pint of this lovely porter - can't remember the brewery but the beer was called Waterloo Sunset. You can't beat a nice porter as the dark nights start to draw in and all that.
where were that
I do love me porter
wish more pubs sold porters and stouts
Me an'all... I can't see why it's so neglected a type of beer. I much prefer a nice porter or a stout in the winter to most of those seasonal strong ales. I find a lot of those a bit cloying and top-heavy.

It was on in the Bath Hotel.

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Post by Tomb » Wed Nov 14, 2007 17:20

Was drinking some nice milds this past week. Priory Mild from Nethergate and Minotaur from the Milton Brewery were both excellent. I had something called Sherwood Forest from a brewery that escapes me. Nice and smokey with that burnt taste.

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Post by humblebee » Wed Nov 21, 2007 13:10

I had a lovely dark mild called Black Cat last night. Can't remember the brewery though. Really nice smoky flavour to it.

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Post by La-Di-Da » Wed Nov 21, 2007 13:31

The Bell in Nottingham have a night on Wednesdays where you can go check out the caves under the pub and do real ale tasting.
It's £4.50 a go.
I need a gang to go with me though so it's not just me and 70 year old men.
Caves! Ale!
I can't think of anything better.

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Post by humblebee » Wed Nov 28, 2007 09:07

Is Anorak familiar with the work of the Thornbridge brewery?

At the Coach & Horses in Dronfield (the official pub of Sheffield FC) they have about five of them on. All good stuff, even if they serve it too cold. Last night I tried their Imperial Russian Stout - 7.7%, robust as fuck, and just the thing for a cold winter night watching non-League football in the north of England. Shame it wasn't a bit colder really. The weather, I mean, not the ale.

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Post by Jeezy Creezy » Fri Nov 30, 2007 13:34

I once had an ale called Titanic Iceberg. It tasted like rose flacoured turkish delight and I've been dreaming of it ever since. Have settled on Avalanche as my second fave. Others include Sarah Hughes (Old Ruby), Oat's Cream Stout (I cannot describe how fantasticly divine this is- oh I just did - it's fantastically divine)), Grozet, Arran Blonde, Most beers by Adnams, Orkney, and Phoenix, Roisin Red, Vital Spark...and on and on and on and on.
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Post by humblebee » Fri Nov 30, 2007 17:39

I think I've had that Old Ruby lately as well. Nice.

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Post by Jono Volpone » Fri Nov 30, 2007 18:43

Had a couple of pints of Seven Hills with my pie and peas at the wonderful Kelham Island Tavern today. I felt like I was in heaven!

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Post by humblebee » Fri Nov 30, 2007 21:28

We need a visit back there sometime.

Oh, hang on - my work Christmas do!

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