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Re: Beer!
« Reply #700 on: June 08, 2019, 07:33:12 pm »
Black Sheep 54deg North small batch lager.

This stuff is really good !
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Beer!
« Reply #701 on: June 25, 2019, 10:35:35 pm »
Nothing yet, but Untapped just introduced me to a whole stack of excellent looking pubs just in Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin that I didn't know existed, including a Helsinki brewery tap.
We're going this weekend. The problem is there are too many good bars to investigate.
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Re: Beer!
« Reply #702 on: July 05, 2019, 09:19:13 pm »
Prenzlauer Berg is Berlin's hipster central these days. It's pretty cool and I have the beard.

Beer. I forgot beer. A horrid oversight. I was going to go to Ghost Whale on the way home, but I wasn't thinking and went another way. I mean, we have lots of the beer but it's all in my wife's don't-drink-that-when-I'm-not-here category and she's not here. Basically, I have to drink the stuff I think she won't notice and risk the wrath. Or go out tomorrow and replace it before she gets back.

I found a couple of cans of Dead Pony as a temporary restorative while I work up my bravery. There's Bible Belt in the fridge... oh heavenly temptation.
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Re: Beer!
« Reply #703 on: July 24, 2019, 07:16:27 pm »
In this awful weather here is a Publick Service Announcement.    My local Co-op is selling Moorhouse Pendle Witches Brew at £1 for a 500ml bottle.  Yours may be doing similar.  It's not the best beer you'll ever drink, but it's perfectly quaffable, especially at half price.


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Re: Beer!
« Reply #704 on: August 16, 2019, 12:40:28 pm »
Went to the local good pub yesterday, The Albion in Kingston. Its bloody great. I don't know what breweries the beers I had were from but I bloody loved the cherry/blackcurrant sour and the raspberry wheat beer was astounding. And they do amazing burgers too. If you live in the area, go there!

Re: Beer!
« Reply #705 on: August 28, 2019, 07:02:14 pm »
So. I have a confession.
With all this hot weather I’ve found myself reaching for the lager when I’ve gone to the off license. This is a worrying development.
Therefore in order to salvage some of my northern bearded sandal wearing credibility I feel I need to find some craft brewed lager. Please add your suggestions below.
Thank you.
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Re: Beer!
« Reply #706 on: August 28, 2019, 08:32:04 pm »
Cloudwater/Beavertown Good Night, Future Boy! (any of the Cloudwater lagers, you probably won't get this one because I drank it all, every single bottle)
Arbor Mega Mega White Thing
Lost and Grounded Keller Pils.

Any of the dry-hopped lagers have a bit more omph.

I don't mind a lager but I still find them hit and miss, it's a style that's hard to do well and not end up with something that's only good because the mass-produced competition is so bad and you might as well have plumped for a cheaper bottle of Budvar or Pilsner Urquell.

These days, for top refreshment, I mostly prefer a session IPA – there's a load but you can't go wrong with Magic Rock's Sourcery or Burning Sky's Arise. Wild Beer's Bibble and Fresh are also eminently drinkable and wildly available. Brewdog's Dead Pony Club, also – though I've never much rated their lagers.
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Re: Beer!
« Reply #707 on: August 28, 2019, 10:14:56 pm »
Vocation Pride and Joy too. Available in Morrisons ffs. I still cant quite believe that.

I'm on La Chouffe tonight after going into a french supermarket looking for rose jam as requested by my beloved but coming out with a fine selection of Belgian beers for me instead.

One current and one former yacf member will remember an evening in Amsterdam in 2008 when much La Chouffe was consumed under the assumption that it would be a standard 4 to 5 %. A mistake one only makes several times.

I have vague memories of earning a La Chouffe keyring for over-consumption.

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Re: Beer!
« Reply #708 on: September 06, 2019, 04:20:15 pm »
It is astonishing no one fell in a canal.
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Re: Beer!
« Reply #709 on: September 06, 2019, 06:04:15 pm »
Omnipollo Aniara Sour might be £5 for a third of a pint but goodness it's tasty.

And now a pint of Cloudwater Pale which is also tasty if somewhat less robust.
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Re: Beer!
« Reply #710 on: September 06, 2019, 07:29:08 pm »
I tried the low alcohol version of old speckled hen last night. It's vile.
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Re: Beer!
« Reply #711 on: September 06, 2019, 10:59:05 pm »
Vocation Pride and Joy too. Available in Morrisons ffs. I still cant quite believe that.

I'm on La Chouffe tonight after going into a french supermarket looking for rose jam as requested by my beloved but coming out with a fine selection of Belgian beers for me instead.

One current and one former yacf member will remember an evening in Amsterdam in 2008 when much La Chouffe was consumed under the assumption that it would be a standard 4 to 5 %. A mistake one only makes several times.

I have vague memories of earning a La Chouffe keyring for over-consumption.

Vocations Heart & Soul is scrummy too. We liberated a pile of cans from a Coop at the end of our South Downs walk at the weekend and made merry on the train home from Eastbourne.

As for Le Chouffle strength brew, I remember (barely) the time we rolled up at a little restaurant in Shepherdstown, WV and for some reason they had an entire large keg of Chimay Blue which they were serving by the 16oz glass. Well, when in West Virginia. There's a Bavarian theme hotel there. Honestly, that shit was real before we hit the Chimay.

Then there was the time in Nashville when we discovered a beer called Golden Monkey. Should have checked the ABV on that one. I ended up in an Uber with two burlesque dancers and a man called Dan who had apparently misplaced his guitar somewhere in Tennessee. He couldn't be more precise than that.

And let's not do Pliny the Elder in Monks Cafe, Philadelphia. I've said that lots of times now. We shouldn't get on to Belgish war stories.

In the alternative spirit of low ABV semi-sobriety, I'm drinking a 2.8% micro-IPA, Gipsy Hill's Carver and it really is rather good.
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Re: Beer!
« Reply #712 on: September 06, 2019, 11:44:54 pm »
Ian, have you been to Bottle Grove in Eastbourne? It's worth checking out.
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Re: Beer!
« Reply #713 on: September 07, 2019, 10:29:34 am »
Alas no, I don't really know Eastbourne, though it looks like it would have been a good find. As it was, we staggered down from the Downs, found sustainables in the Coop and a train fortuitously preparing to leave for London. That seems to be our usual, though we did the back route through Jevington this time, not all seven sisters and their mean aunt.
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Re: Beer!
« Reply #714 on: September 08, 2019, 09:44:41 am »
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Re: Beer!
« Reply #715 on: September 27, 2019, 10:25:41 pm »
Waitrose are doing a special election of craft beer (Wild, Fourpure, Fierce, Gipsy Hill, Magic Rock, and a few others). I bought it all. Are you having a party? remarked the young lady behind the till when confronted by a trolley entirely full of beer and a singular tub of cream cheese.

I think it was the cream cheese that gave the game away.
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Re: Beer!
« Reply #716 on: September 27, 2019, 10:54:54 pm »
Tomorrow night we have tixs to the Cantillion Zwanze night at 6 degrees North.
Not used to drinking in the evening. Should be a good selection of beers though.
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Re: Beer!
« Reply #717 on: October 01, 2019, 08:00:33 pm »
In Geeraardsbergen this week. 

CAn't remember what I drank yesterday, but this evening a Spartan Dark and now tucking into an Achel Trappist. 

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Re: Beer!
« Reply #718 on: October 01, 2019, 08:48:28 pm »
We went to Bewdley the other week and popped into the brewery. The tap wasn't open so we came away with a few bottles. They've all been jolly good but I've just opened their Decennium. This is a bit special. A 10 percenter. Really nice. I could drink too much of this if I had more than the one bottle.
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Re: Beer!
« Reply #719 on: October 01, 2019, 09:52:25 pm »
This is what we got on Zwanze Day
2019-10-01_09-50-50 by The Pingus, on Flickr
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Re: Beer!
« Reply #720 on: October 03, 2019, 07:44:46 pm »
This evening, an Orval and now following that with a Trappist Rochefort 10o. It's rather rich, but here in Belgium very cheap
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Re: Beer!
« Reply #721 on: October 03, 2019, 09:11:15 pm »
This is what we got on Zwanze Day
2019-10-01_09-50-50 by The Pingus, on Flickr

The Alvinne stuff is pretty good, I had a selection the last time I was in Philadelphia. It went part of the way towards explaining my $130 bar tab.
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Re: Beer!
« Reply #722 on: October 06, 2019, 08:01:03 pm »
a cherry lambic this evening, liberated last week.  juicy.
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