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fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #50 on: December 30, 2013, 11:04:25 am »
can you not decant some into bottles fuzzy ? :)

No need. I decided to experiment. First pint drawn on Christmas Eve. Lovely stuff.

At least a pint a day since.

I had a couple more pints yesterday and they were fine.

I suspect the bag will empty tonight :thumbsup:
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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #51 on: December 31, 2013, 07:23:21 pm »
 ;D
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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #52 on: December 31, 2013, 07:33:06 pm »
So far tonight, rogue dead man ale, de molen citra pa, and kernel export stout.

fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #53 on: January 02, 2014, 10:06:33 am »
My New Years Eve and New years day fayre comprised of Tanglefoot  :thumbsup:, Spitfire  :thumbsup: and Bombardier  :thumbsup: In fact, the Bombardier can have a  :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: cos it was my first drinking of the Burning Gold variety and I love it.
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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #54 on: December 08, 2014, 12:45:07 pm »
I have quite a good supply this year

24 3 Pawel Kwak
24 23 Delirium Tremens
12 Delirum Christmas
12 De Kerstbie
11 12 Chouffe N'Ice

I own the correct glasses for the Kwak, Chouffe and Delirium Tremens. I have a De Bie Helleketelbier glass but it is not for Kerstbie. Delirium Christmas has pink elephants with santa hats or reindeer instead of elephants but I have neither.  Otherwise it is the same glass as Delirium tremens.

Can you spot which beer I was drinking during the Autumn Internationals and which one I am going to drink during the Six nations?

Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #55 on: December 08, 2014, 09:01:08 pm »
Wot no Firkins?
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fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #56 on: December 09, 2014, 09:22:25 am »
My Waitrose pick and mix was 7 bottles-
Spitfire X 1
London Pride X 1
Doom Bar X 1
Something else X 1
Fullers Honeydew X 3
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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #57 on: December 09, 2014, 10:07:05 am »
3 x 12    Lager (Stella) for the philistines
4    Ubu Premium Amber Ale
4    Bateman's Victory Ale
4    Badger Fursty Ferret
4    Classic Collection Double Stout
2    Robinson's Old Tom The Original Strong Ale
2    Champion
4    Marston's Old Empire India Pale Ale
4    Guinness Foreign Extra Stout
4    Greene King IPA Reserve
5    Bass Trademark No.1   
5    Banks's Bitter

All bought about a month ago when Asda had a 4 for £5 offer on their ales. It's all sat in the garage ever since awaiting the Solstice and the other minor celebrations thereafter.
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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #58 on: December 10, 2014, 09:10:21 pm »
We've got a mini cask of a local-ish brew, Windswept APA. That'll prolly do us for Xmas day. Have to go and find some nice bottles for new year. The shed is full of Belgian stuffs though.
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fuzzy (retd.) AAGE

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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #59 on: December 11, 2014, 07:46:33 am »
My Waitrose pick and mix was 7 bottles-
Spitfire X 1
London Pride X 1
Doom Bar X 1
Something else X 1
Fullers Honeydew X 3

The something else- one of is Old Speckled Hen.
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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #60 on: December 11, 2014, 11:31:33 pm »
We've got a mini cask of a local-ish brew, Windswept APA. That'll prolly do us for Xmas day. Have to go and find some nice bottles for new year. The shed is full of Belgian stuffs though.

Perhaps a trip to Banchory or Stonehaven at some point?

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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #61 on: December 12, 2014, 03:13:16 pm »
We've got a mini cask of a local-ish brew, Windswept APA. That'll prolly do us for Xmas day. Have to go and find some nice bottles for new year. The shed is full of Belgian stuffs though.

Perhaps a trip to Banchory or Stonehaven at some point?

Yesh
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citoyen

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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #62 on: December 24, 2014, 07:20:07 pm »

Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #63 on: December 24, 2014, 07:54:53 pm »
Hobgoblin atm. Soon to see what else there is!
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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #64 on: December 24, 2014, 09:18:23 pm »
Mostly Adnam's Broadside. A smidgin of Hopping Hare and some ESB. However, at this moment I am imbibing the product of a little-known and very exclusive brewery in Skipton. Darker than Black Sheep and definitely Woollier.
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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #65 on: December 25, 2014, 08:53:37 pm »
Freedom lager, from the Freedom brewery in Staffs. A nice, authentic tasting Pilsner.
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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #66 on: December 27, 2014, 10:08:33 pm »
Just my homebrew christmas ale. Only a few bottles left though.
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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #67 on: December 29, 2014, 10:20:09 am »
I was given a mixed box of Adnams bottles by a bike shop customer, 2 each of Dry Hopped lager, Crystal rye IPA and Mosaic pale ale. I have had a bottle of the Dry Hopped and very nice it was too :thumbsup: Has a very fruity taste to it.

Due to also being presented with an 18 pint box of Rebellion Breweries Roasted Nuts (consume within 3 days of opening) I haven't got round to the others yet.
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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #68 on: November 11, 2019, 10:21:42 am »
I finally found a Delirium Christmas Gift Box. So I will soon have the 'correct' glass.

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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #69 on: November 11, 2019, 10:56:38 am »
2 Gouden Carolus Christmas
16 Delirium Christmas
2 Bush De Noel
2 Bon Secours Blonde De Noel
2 Sint Bernardus Kerstbier
2 Tongerlo Christmas
2 Leffe Xmas
2 St.Feuillien Cuvee De Noel
2 Slaapmutske Christmas
2 Barbe Noel
2 Winterkoninkske
12 N'Ice Chouffe
2 Pater Lieven Kerstpater
2 Corsendonk Christmas
2 Lupulus Hibernatus,
2 Kapittel Winter
4 Grimbergen Winter

1 Delirum Noel Glass

The glass, 10 N'Ice, 14 Delirium Christmas and 4 Grimbergen Winter have arrived the rest is lost in courier space.

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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #70 on: November 11, 2019, 06:43:10 pm »
I am currently in Belgium having just ridden the Oudenburg 200. Tomorrow I will be picking up 2 crates of Westvleteren 12, then it's hitting the supermarket for stoking up on old favourites and a few new ones.

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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #71 on: November 11, 2019, 06:58:36 pm »
Whatever is in my favourite craft beer emporiums, but I do have a couple of bottles of Bible Belt stashed away, along with a range of barrel-aged barley wines (admittedly this has built up because I usually take a look at the ABV and think, erm, maybe not tonight). I think maybe a bottle of Burning Sky Cuvée with Christmas dinner. The inlaws are buggering off to Spain this year so we have the holiday to ourselves, which is the first time since we married.
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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #72 on: November 13, 2019, 02:42:33 pm »
The kink in courier space was flattened out and once the boxes had swam the channel parcel force delivered them in less than one day.

Annoyingly I bought 2 Christmas Mix cases.  They were obviously pre-packed. So I got two sixteen bottle boxes. One 32 bottle box would have been cheaper.

https://www.beerofbelgium.com/en/christmas-mix.html

Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #73 on: November 14, 2019, 02:38:21 pm »
Do they offer a 32-bottle mix? Their website is only showing me 16-bottle cases.

(And in answer to the thread question, I'm planning to finally drink some of the barley wines/imperial stouts etc. that I've been saving at the back of the beer cupboard; as my kid brother should be visiting it means there will be multiple people to share some of the more headbanging bottles...)

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Re: What beer are you having for Christmas?
« Reply #74 on: November 14, 2019, 09:35:52 pm »
If you buy more than 16 individual bottles they put it in a larger box. I know they use a 32 bottle box.  It would make sense that they have 24 bottle box to but I have not seen that. In a previous order when I bought more than 32 it came in a 32 + 16 combination. (There are courier weight/safety issues per box)

I had ordered the 2 of the 16 bottle case. I also ordered 24 other bottles plus a gift box. The first box to arrive was a 32 bottle box with the end dividers missing. The gift box was in that space.

I use this company even thought they are not the cheapest. I used to use one that used polystyrene in their packaging so being a light green person I rejected them in favour of my current supplier.

The boxes are quite good like a wine box made with intersecting boards to make square bottle slots of a suitable size. They also arrange the intersections so that there are half slots around the edge so the bottles are not next to the box side.  This protects the bottles from moderate knocks.