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Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:45 pm
by markopoloman
Got a cask of Golden Pride coming down to my next beer festival... I've squeezed another one in on the August Bank Holiday :D

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:47 am
by Katzkatz
markopoloman wrote:Saison style beers are very good! If you ever (unlikely) get a chance to try one of the Burning Sky Saison beers, you'll know how good they can be! Also worth hunting down the DarkStar Saison when they brew it.
Ahhhh - Dark Star Brewery. Yes, I have heard of them, and I think I have tried some of their ales.
markopoloman wrote:Got a case of Fullers Wild River 4.5% ale given to me by our Fullers rep. It's their take on the hoppy ales that have become very big in most breweries. Whilst not over hoppy, it is rather tasty. :D :D
Yep - that's one of their better ales. I have tried that in the bottle. It's pretty good. Like you said, London Pride is okay - but nothing to write home about.

Anyway, yesterday I tried some of the Hoppy Hour Ale from the Just a Minute Brewery up in County Durham. It's 4 % ABV. It was light brown in hour colour and quite hoppy. I think the brewery is still fairly new.

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:24 pm
by markopoloman
I'm off to the Great British Beer Festival on the trade day (Tuesday next week). 3000+ ales :shock: :shock:

It is going to be awesome and messy.

Then, the following week I'm having a Beer & Cider festival at the club :D Anyone from down here is more than welcome (and anyone else that wants to come down!).... Bank holiday weekend.....

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:55 pm
by Black Ridge
markopoloman wrote: Then, the following week I'm having a Beer & Cider festival at the club :D Anyone from down here is more than welcome (and anyone else that wants to come down!).... Bank holiday weekend.....
Oooh. Nakamura!!!

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:46 pm
by markopoloman
Indeed! Maybe even Darran?!! I'd need to bring some rare birds for him to photograph though :lol:

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:42 am
by Black Ridge
I tried one of these yesterday. Wasn't expecting much as they are only £1.99 each in Whetherspoons, and I dont usually like stuff out of a can. This was really nice though!

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There were 2 others there but cant remember the names

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:14 pm
by Katzkatz
Black Ridge wrote:I tried one of these yesterday. Wasn't expecting much as they are only £1.99 each in Whetherspoons, and I dont usually like stuff out of a can. This was really nice though!

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There were 2 others there but cant remember the names
Yeah, I mentioned them on here before. They are those American "craft beer" lagers developed by the Six Point Brewery for Wetherspoons. They are okay actually. Unlike a lot of American beers - they actually have flavour!

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 1:19 pm
by markopoloman
Never had a chance to try them. I do like some of the yank craft beers though - so will look for them if I should go into a Spoons :D

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:43 pm
by flatapex
well i went out for my birthday a couple of nights ago, they had thwaites wainwright on cask, and very nice it was too, last night in tesco i noticed they had it bottled 4 bottles for £6, and very nice it is too

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:22 pm
by Black Ridge
Marko is it beer fest at yours this weekend?

Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 1:23 pm
by markopoloman
Marko is it beer fest at yours this weekend?

Oh yes! Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 12-12.

You got my phone number?

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:50 pm
by Black Ridge
markopoloman wrote:Marko is it beer fest at yours this weekend?

Oh yes! Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday 12-12.

You got my phone number?
Just trying to work out what day we're going to make it down. I googled your place for the number last time so can send me your number if you want

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Fri Aug 22, 2014 6:58 am
by Megamixer
Had some random Japanese beer called Asahi last night. Nothing amazing but drinkable enough.

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:39 pm
by Black Ridge
1 Beer before I got there and 6 whilst I was there.....

Thank you Marko the beer fest was ace! I tried

Quantock Royal Stag 6.0%
Celt Experience Bigid Fire 6.3%
Bournemouth Brewing Co. Dunkel Lager 5.0%
Waen Snowball 7.0%
Stancill Tom's Mild 3.4%
Liverpool Organic Shipwreck 6.5%

Not a bad brew in that lot. All enjoyable and company was ace :D

Re: Real Ale Drinkers or Lagerboys?

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:13 pm
by markopoloman
Glad you enjoyed it. Always good to meet up with friends form here :D Nice to see Nakimura too.

Absolutely knackered though. 16 hours a day for the last 4 days and another one of them tomorrow (well, in 7 hours time). But well worth it :D

Need a Retro Event with a beer festival!