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07-04-2012, 10:20
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http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aEDqLT-u0_8/T3_1OM8ZOxI/AAAAAAAADLE/zCAlZpVn-ho/s320/IMAG0607.jpg (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-aEDqLT-u0_8/T3_1OM8ZOxI/AAAAAAAADLE/zCAlZpVn-ho/s1600/IMAG0607.jpg)After some hospital visiting yesterday, a restorative beer was in order. We nipped into the Baum and settled without much hesitation for Windermere Pale from Hawkshead, one of my favourite beers. At the bar, also drinking the Pale were a couple of my CAMRA members and we chatted away about this and that and the range of beers on offer.

One caught our eye, but not in a good way. Now we hadn't tasted this beer, but we all felt suspicious about it. Why? We didn't like the name, Ole Slewfoot. Or the look of the pumpclip. Alan was made of sterner stuff. He ordered a half and passed it round. It was decent, if unremarkable, but you know I bet we aren't alone and that this beer will sell slowly. Oh sure, if it was a world beater, word would get round, but it wasn't. Just decent. I predict a slow mover.

Is this a common thing? You look at the name and the pumpclip and say subconsciously "Not for me".

Apparently this beer is named after a bear.. God knows why. It doesn't look like a bear to me, nor to the others. Nor did we didn't realise it was meant to be a US style IPA. It didn't taste like one. At all. Details here. (http://www.oleslewfootbrewery.co.uk/_slewfoot/static/cask_ales.asp)https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/8629758183547510158-4371560986864496240?l=tandlemanbeerblog.blogspot.c om

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