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ian

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Re: Beer!
« Reply #725 on: November 27, 2019, 08:45:36 pm »
It's a real thing, named after the brewery's proximity to, ahem, Little Lickinghole Creek (where it forks into Tarred Rat Creek). Between Richmond and Charlottesville. They sure know how to name things thereabouts. I hate to think what they were doing for entertainment back in the day.

Anyway, nice beer.
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Re: Beer!
« Reply #726 on: December 03, 2019, 06:41:13 pm »
The big Morrisons in town has Siren Broken Dream at £1.75 a can, so I picked up a couple. Good for these dark winter nights...

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Re: Beer!
« Reply #727 on: December 14, 2019, 06:05:21 pm »
Homeopathic beer this evening - Wellraiser hopped water.

A freebie from Ocado, no sugars, no calories, no real flavour.  There's a slight hoppiness there, but without the beery body it's oddly disconcerting.

By all laws of homeopathy, should I now be pissed as a fart?
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Re: Beer!
« Reply #728 on: December 16, 2019, 08:16:11 pm »
Lidl's Purple Panther porter. Not bad at all, especially at £1.09 a bottle.

Lidl's Woodgate vintage cider is Westons' in disguise and very drinkable, although at 7%+ it's not a quaffer. £1.19 a bottle.
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Re: Beer!
« Reply #729 on: December 20, 2019, 01:10:33 pm »
Hi - Has anyone had any experience of a Krups Sub home-tap system ?

I didnt even know these things existed. They seem to have good reviews

ian

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Re: Beer!
« Reply #730 on: December 20, 2019, 05:34:41 pm »
I'm not sure what they achieve, beer is fizzy out of the can or bottle and there seems limited beer support (Heineken, oh my inner beer snob recoils). I suppose if you want to pour pints at a party.

For bigger parties, you can hire Lindrs (or similar) which are awesome as they use standard kegs and you can get models that compress the gas so you don't need a separate supply, so connect to the keg and go. You can even get 10l Keykegs these days. Still a bit much for a night in front of the TV though.

(A friend of my wife's had one in his garage, which he's converted into a bar. Hmmm.)
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Re: Beer!
« Reply #731 on: December 20, 2019, 05:46:08 pm »
I just looked them up. Seems like a lot of money for very cold beer and not much of a choice (though Beer Wulf had Wild Beer and Brewdog offerings which surprised me but most of the rest was guff).
Most of what's on offer I don't see what the advantage would be over just drinking it tinned.
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Re: Beer!
« Reply #732 on: December 20, 2019, 07:15:15 pm »
The beers seem expensive.   Chouffe was 18 quid.   Lagunitas also.   I like a hieneken occasionally but wouldn’t have 2 pints at one go.   

I don’t think it’s just a colder beer you’d get.   It would hopefully be closer to a draught beer

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« Reply #733 on: December 20, 2019, 09:31:35 pm »
Yes but I'd still rather have good beer out of a tin than not very good beer on draught.
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Re: Beer!
« Reply #734 on: January 09, 2020, 11:27:27 pm »
On the home brew stout these days, so much better than anything commercial - it dose not generate hangovers anywhere near as easy, it's tastier, richer and only about 50p a bottle.

ElyDave

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Re: Beer!
« Reply #735 on: January 21, 2020, 06:33:19 pm »
A Bad Kitty vanilla porter with lunch today, very nice, chocolatey, rich, vanilla there but subtle and not sweetly dominating.   I wouldn't normally indulge at lunchtime, but it was a day off and lunch in Cambridge at Stem and Glory. They have some other interesting beers as well
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Re: Beer!
« Reply #736 on: January 22, 2020, 12:59:29 pm »
Recently in Istanbul, I was told by a local work colleague about a micro brewery in the area I was staying - Beşiktaş, a non-touristy but close to painfully-almost-trendy area, especially if you go to the carsi  ;D (the market place centre, which I did). As I passed by the "Craft Beer Lab" I noticed the brewing vats on display. I thought, not unreasonably in my view, that this indicated I had found said microbrewery.

The staff at the door confirmed that they did not brew their own, but they also confirmed that they sold beer for drinking. Sounded good to me. So I headed down into the bowels where the bar was.

What EXCITING beers did they have on tap?

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My selected tipple was from a local brewery, and very pleasant indeed




Mrs Pingu

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Re: Beer!
« Reply #737 on: January 27, 2020, 10:07:12 pm »
Well, we didn't have a lot of walking distance venues to choose from in Maspalomas since the 2nd one on our list had closed but we kept going back to B2 Burger Bar because they had not only Belgian, but Canarian craft beer.

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« Reply #738 on: January 27, 2020, 10:10:53 pm »
Do not clench. It only makes it worse.

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Re: Beer!
« Reply #739 on: January 27, 2020, 10:14:09 pm »
Neither of us had heard of the style Catharina sour before, so that was edutainment.
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Pingu

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Re: Beer!
« Reply #740 on: January 28, 2020, 08:33:45 am »
And they had Punk IPA on draft  ::-)

ian

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Re: Beer!
« Reply #741 on: January 31, 2020, 08:52:43 pm »
Verdant Mary Lou. Hoppier than a rabbit on a trampoline.
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Pingu

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Re: Beer!
« Reply #742 on: February 01, 2020, 11:01:40 pm »
Life in a Scotch Sitting Room


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71 Brewing in Dundee.

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Re: Beer!
« Reply #743 on: February 05, 2020, 11:43:13 pm »
That's an interesting address. Not far from me is a road called Aylesbeare. I'm disappointed that no-one thought to open a pub there.
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Re: Beer!
« Reply #744 on: February 06, 2020, 09:14:28 am »
I'm not certain that I'd want a beer based on an ill ursine.

Re: Beer!
« Reply #745 on: February 17, 2020, 02:30:21 pm »
https://twitter.com/neptunebrewery/status/1229366716720975872?s=20    Bounty, Chocolate and Coconut Stout.......      Fairly local to me so I'll keep an eye out.
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Re: Beer!
« Reply #746 on: February 17, 2020, 10:02:44 pm »
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Re: Beer!
« Reply #747 on: February 18, 2020, 07:06:51 am »
Larger dispensers  :demon:
the slower you go the more you see

Pingu

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Re: Beer!
« Reply #748 on: February 20, 2020, 10:40:46 pm »
Smoked malt FTW. This week I have been spoiled  :thumbsup: Schlenkerla Eiche at Six Degrees North, Windswept Clavie at Krakatoa and De Dochter van de Korenaar Bravoure & Charbon at home  :P