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Post by Jeezy Creezy » Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:55

Oooh I was speaking to this woman who told me that ale is a good ingredient to chocolate cake! I think alcohol in any cake in general goes down well.
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Post by tompony » Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:21

I had some Dove Valley DVA yesterday which was really lovely. Sadly when I went back for a second pint they ran out mid way through and I had to drink other, lesser beers. I'll keep an eye out for that one again in future...

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Post by La-Di-Da » Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:26

Where's that brewed?
I used to swim for Dove Valley swimming club in Uttoxeter.

Yesterday I had one of the Marstons IPAs.
Old Empire.
It was vey nice.
We're trying to buy lots of ales in clear glass bottles so we can start brewing our own.
Only 74 more to go.

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Post by tompony » Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:27

Church Broughton, apparently. I do not know where that is.

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Post by Jeezy Creezy » Mon Dec 03, 2007 13:34

You can get these 4 pint disposably flagon type containers which are handy for either buying in bulk from an ale house and taking home or filling with your own brew.
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Post by La-Di-Da » Mon Dec 03, 2007 16:17

I like the idea of a 4 pinter.
Well, you'd just have to drink it all if you opened it, wouldn't you?

I also like to idea of getting through 74 more bottles of booze though..

I think I'll throw a tasting party once the first lot is ready.
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Post by humblebee » Mon Dec 03, 2007 17:07

Just down the road from here there's a real ale off-licence. They've got beers on draft, with like three pumps along the counter, so if you're going to a party or summat you can take one of those four- or eight-pint flagons and get it filled up. Ace!

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Post by Tomb » Thu Dec 06, 2007 08:35

Was in the Birkbeck the other night sobbing after the O's lost to Millwall. Luckily they had some really nice Archers IPA which numbed the pain!

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Post by humblebee » Thu Dec 06, 2007 08:49

Oh, nice pint, that.

I was at Willy's in Cleethorpes the other night before we were thrashed at home to Darlington, drinking the lovely bitter that they brew next door.

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Cheap round! Two and a half pints and a double JD came to £5.80 or something. I was gobsmacked.

Should've just stayed in there all night.

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Post by La-Di-Da » Wed Dec 12, 2007 10:04

Festive Ales!

They're all over the place at the moment and they're all excellent.

Last night I had a Mr Scrooge.
It was wonderful!
It had an ever-so-slight hint of pressed apples!
I swear.
Best pint in ages.

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Post by Jeezy Creezy » Thu Dec 27, 2007 15:25

Tried Ebulum the other day - a dark elderberry beer brewed by the same folks that do Fraoch. It was delish but dangerous at 8% abv. So when's this party of yours La-di-da?

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Post by Jeezy Creezy » Fri Dec 28, 2007 09:19

La-Di-Da wrote:Festive Ales!

They're all over the place at the moment and they're all excellent.

Last night I had a Mr Scrooge.
It was wonderful!
It had an ever-so-slight hint of pressed apples!
I swear.
Best pint in ages.
Mr Scrooge was on in the pub last night. It was pleasantly smooth on the palate. What I would put down as a "thirst quencher".

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Post by Tomb » Sun Dec 30, 2007 08:36

I was in Suffolk for a few days drinking St Peters, Mauldon and Nethergate beers. What Christmas? :wink:

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Post by humblebee » Sun Dec 30, 2007 16:18

Didn't realise the Copper Dragon brewery owned some pubs until I was drinking in one of them in Settle the other day. Golden Pippin and Black Gold are lovely pints.

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Post by Tomb » Sun Dec 30, 2007 19:36

I have been to Settle and drank in the hotel and a pub whose name I have forgotten whilst doing the three peaks or the Pennine Way. In my fitter days of course!

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Post by humblebee » Sun Dec 30, 2007 20:46

We spent Christmas Eve in the Golden Lion, which was a smashing pub with a huge fireplace and three Thwaites ales on tap (Lancaster Bomber is such a great session beer). The Talbot Arms was the Copper Dragon pub. We saw one other pub in Settle as well but didn't try it cos it looked a bit shirty.

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Post by Tomb » Sat Jan 05, 2008 09:35

I was in a Bierdrome last night (Belgian theme Bar set up by Belgo). Very limited range with predictable choices.

I have been in pubs with a better range of Belgian beers. Had a very poor Mort Subite Guerze (4.5%) and a Verboden Vrucht (8.5%) which has always been a fave.

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Post by humblebee » Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:43

Jono2cv made me drink a Belgian thing last month. It was served in a massive egg-timer. I'm yet to acquire the taste, I think.

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Post by Jono Volpone » Sat Jan 05, 2008 13:20

Haha I nearly posted about that myself. It was called Kwak. Pete loves it really, he just thinks he doesn't as it broke him for nigh on a week afterwards, lightweight!

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Post by Tomb » Sat Jan 05, 2008 14:14

When I used to go to Brussels on a regular basis there was a bar that served litres of kwak in the glass and stand to match. However as these were a popular target for tea-leafs you had to give up your left shoe as a deposit when entering the bar.

There was also another bar called Le Cercueil (The Coffin) where you drank out of litre skulls filled to the brim with Juliper. Coffins were used as tables and in some cases you could sit in them whilst drinking! I was in Brussels a couple of years ago and it was still there.

Maybe an Anorak jaunt to Brussels is in order especially if the country does split in two!

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