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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:33 pm
by Analog
^ yea its nice when a brewer can do that, get a lot of flavour and quality with a low percentage. sign of a great brewer imo.

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:43 pm
by markopoloman
She is the head brewer at Town Mill Brewery in Lyme Regis (Dorset) - but decided to set her own up. Her 1st ale and I sold out of it in 18 hours! :shock: :D

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:47 pm
by Analog
hah! good stuff! :mrgreen:

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:04 pm
by goldenone
If you want ales under 5% that are packed with flavour then I suggest tracking down some by Oakham Ales.

Only problem is that its not all that easy tracking them down in the Hull area :(

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:26 pm
by markopoloman
Oakham Ales!!!!!! What a stunning brewery :D

I've had 4 of their ales before at the club - on one of my Beer festivals. Scarlet Macaw got beer of the festival. Then there were the 2 vintage 'Green Devil' and 'Dreamcatcher'. Both were strong, very very expensive and exceedingly AWESOME!

Can't say I've ever seen their bottled ales though.

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:52 am
by goldenone
Those are 3 Oakham's I've never tried nor seen where I live.

Bottle wise I've had JHB, Citra, Inferno, Hawse Buckler & Bishops Farewell all of them absolutely superb. In terms of consistency Oakham are up there as one of my favourite breweries.

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:45 pm
by Analog
you can get citra from online shops selling real ale. i've bought boxes of mixed bottled beer from places like this and this before and one of them came with a bottle of that. I thought that citra was a great summery style drink. apparently some waitrose stores stock it too;
http://www.waitrose.com/shop/ProductVie ... uFimxDFLIU
its definitely worth trying, a great beer.

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:38 am
by goldenone
Citra & JHB are just about the only Oakham's you can find regularly here in Hull. I have seen a few others of theirs as a one off at B&M last year which obviously I stocked up on at the time :)

As a side note it's worth popping into M&S as they have their own range of bottled ales which are relabelled versions of popular ales from various breweries including an Oakham Citra & a favourite of mine Batemans Mocha.

With it being M&S though you should be prepared to pay a bit extra as they are around £2.29-£2.59 per bottle or 6 for 5 which still makes them pricier than most. Still it's worth it now and again for a treat and to sample some you may not see all that often.

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:28 pm
by rednoggy
Just a heads up, Asda have the four for a fiver on the ales again. Should be for two weeks. Got myself four bombardier colonels choice and four bottles of dog. Do for the weekend.

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:35 pm
by markopoloman
Aaaargh! I hate Asda - but may have to head down to see what they have on offer. Thanks for the heads up :D

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:46 pm
by rednoggy
markopoloman wrote:Aaaargh! I hate Asda - but may have to head down to see what they have on offer. Thanks for the heads up :D
No probs mate. I get a couple of guys from working clubs coming in for double maxim and brown ale as they say it's cheaper to get from us than the brewery which is rather sad. Now I just order extra for them so regular folk can get their share. People can get grumpy when they cant get the four they want :lol:

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:52 pm
by DPrinny
Nobody I know wanted to go to the beer and cider festival.

I need some more alcoholic friends
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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:16 pm
by markopoloman
You need some new friends then! Beer festivals are awesome :D

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:06 am
by Black Ridge
At the weekend I went to a bar called The Inferno in Bournemouth. They brew ale upstairs and so tried a few Dorset Screamers 4.4% and Wynter Ales %5. Lovely stuff but my god they gave me a headache the next day :?

Also did the 4 for £5 at Asda and acquired a few bottles of Banana Bread Beer (lovely stuff), Bombardier Reserve & Black Sheep Riggwelter. All seens below along with the Russian Stout Marko kindly pointed out

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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:23 am
by markopoloman
Never been to the Inferno before! May have to visit very soon. I LOVE Riggwelter - don't know if they still do it, but Harry Ramsdens on Bournemouth sea front had that to go with fish & chips :D :D