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Wascally Weasel

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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #25 on: December 15, 2012, 01:45:48 am »
Some Bad King John black ale for my New Year stew but other than that probably mostly Lech.

TheLurker

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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #26 on: December 15, 2012, 07:05:46 am »
Probably my usual.  Marston's Pale Ale.  Although I might push the boat out and get some Taddy Porter or Dark Hare
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Wowbagger

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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #27 on: December 15, 2012, 08:01:26 am »
At the moment Waitrose have ESB on special offer, 3 bottles for £5. It's one of my favourite bottles beers.
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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #28 on: December 15, 2012, 09:18:31 am »
I have been singing the virtues of the Tesco Simply range. The stout and dark ale are very good and £1.33 a bottle. I have lots of those in stock. For the Solstice, I shall be opening my St Peter's Stout, Adnam's Broadside and a McEwan's Champion Ale. I may yet stock up on some Czech lager.

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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #29 on: December 15, 2012, 09:21:06 am »
I seem to acquired a variety stash of Tomos Watkins, which is rather nice.

CommuteTooFar

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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #30 on: December 09, 2013, 01:42:32 pm »
The month before Christmas the keyboard rattles and as if by magic two boxes of beer appears two days later

4 Delirium Christmas
4 Tongerlo Christmas
6 5 Maredsous Brune
6 5 Maredsous Tripple
8 7 Maredsous Blonde
10 Delirium Tremens
10 De Bie Hellekettelbier

48 45 bottles to be enjoyed. 


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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #31 on: December 09, 2013, 01:50:58 pm »
The month before Christmas the keyboard rattles ...<snip>

... Delirium Tremens...

Are the two related :D
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citoyen

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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2013, 02:58:42 pm »
I've provided the beer for our family Christmas get together - a Woodforde's Wherry homebrew kit, souped up with a bag of DME (which will bump the ABV up to around 5%) and a load of extra Fuggles and EKG hops. It's been in the barrel conditioning for a couple of weeks now, so should be in peak condition by Christmas.

My dad is also getting a load of Gadd's in, just in case something goes wrong with the homebrew, but I had a little taster the other day and I must say it's coming along very nicely.

citoyen

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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #33 on: December 10, 2013, 08:12:38 am »

My own Continental Xmas Ale, 

Sounds rather more exciting than my effort!

citoyen

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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #34 on: December 10, 2013, 11:08:02 am »
I can send you the recipe if you want? A bit late to brew it in time for the 25th though...

Yes please! I probably won't get round to it any time soon, but it sounds like a good one to do for next Christmas.

I'm not familiar with Magnum hops but I just looked them up and apparently they're the main hop in Sierra Nevada Torpedo, which I like, so that's a good sign.

fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2013, 01:41:40 pm »
I tend to do pick and mix so this year I so far have-

Waggle Dance
Spitfire
Bishops Finger
Old Peculiar
Hoegarden
A several of ciders

All in pint (or almost) bottles.
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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #36 on: December 13, 2013, 11:32:56 pm »
4   Badger Fursty Ferret 500Ml
4   Adnams Broadside Ale 500Ml
4   Mcewans Champion Ale 500Ml
4   Fullers ESB 500Ml
2   Banks Bitter Beer 4X500ml
4   Marstons Old Empire 500Ml
8   Timothy Taylors Landlord Pale 500Ml
5   Tesco Everyday Value Orange Juice
4   Old Crafty Hen 500Ml
4   Manns Original Brown Ale 500Ml Bottles
4   Tesco Finest Traditional Porter 330Ml
4   Youngs Double Chocolate Stout 500Ml
4   St Peters Cream Stout 500Ml
4   Hook Norton Double Stout 500Ml
10   Bavaria 5% Premium Beer 500Ml   
4   Old Thumper 500Ml
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Marco Stefano

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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #37 on: December 14, 2013, 09:00:04 pm »
Hopefully, a minipin of Elgoods Wenceslas Winter Warmer.

Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #38 on: December 14, 2013, 09:16:58 pm »
I'm picking up a barrel of Butty Bach on Tuesday!  :thumbsup:

Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #39 on: December 21, 2013, 01:39:35 pm »

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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #40 on: December 21, 2013, 04:58:36 pm »
Lidls have an assortment box of 14x 500ml beers for £14ish. It has all the usual faves ie Spitfire, Bishops Finger, Old Peculiar et all.
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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #41 on: December 21, 2013, 05:13:23 pm »
I'm picking up a barrel of Butty Bach on Tuesday!  :thumbsup:
Our local Asda has that in bottles.  Very nice.
Somehow, MrsC (who usually drinks Kir, with cider as a second preference) has rather more beer for Christmas than I do. Something wrong there.
There's a pack of Ch'ti Ambrée from the summer holiday, some Meantime Chocolate Porter, Whitechapel Porter from Asda...
I must have bought something for me! 
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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #42 on: December 21, 2013, 05:34:48 pm »
I have quite a lot of Adnam's Broadside, one of which I am enjoying at the moment. I think it might well be a good idea to buy some Belgian beer for Christmas Day.
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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #43 on: December 21, 2013, 10:32:10 pm »
All Welsh beers for me so far - Blodwen's Beer from Tomos Watkin, some Celt Bleddyn (hoppy American style IPA, although they don't call it that) and the classic Brains Dark.

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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #44 on: December 23, 2013, 01:53:10 pm »
On arrival at work yesterday (bike shop job) i was presented with a pressie from the boss- an 18 pint box of Rebellion Roasted Nuts :thumbsup:

Consume within 2 days once opened :o As the only beer drinker in Fuzzy Towers, it looks like I am going to get absolutely wankered over Christmas :facepalm:
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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #45 on: December 23, 2013, 01:56:39 pm »
Consume within 2 days once opened :o As the only beer drinker in Fuzzy Towers, it looks like I am going to get absolutely wankered over Christmas :facepalm:
By day three it'll just be a little flat, that's all. Particularly if you can keep it cool (garage or similar).
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fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #46 on: December 23, 2013, 01:59:23 pm »
Consume within 2 days once opened :o As the only beer drinker in Fuzzy Towers, it looks like I am going to get absolutely wankered over Christmas :facepalm:
By day three it'll just be a little flat, that's all. Particularly if you can keep it cool (garage or similar).

Just pissed then  ;D
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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #47 on: December 23, 2013, 07:41:31 pm »
can you not decant some into bottles fuzzy ? :)
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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #48 on: December 23, 2013, 08:14:15 pm »
Given that the shops are going to be closed for a whole day, I didn't think it was critical that I stocked up with too many beers.

I do have a small handful of bottles of some Badger Beers, notable Golden Glory, and my current favourite; Poacher's Choice.
Actually, it is rocket science.
 

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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #49 on: December 28, 2013, 03:25:38 am »
I ended up having some lovely Hogsback Beer and some lovely Japanese single malt.
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