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Conrad
31-05-2010, 15:17
So if May is Mild what do I have to start looking out for now it is June?

Bucking Fastard: Yorkshire Terrier from the York Brewery (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2590-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-June-2010%29&p=14183#post14183)
Oggwyn Trench: Wood Wheatear (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2590-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-June-2010%29&p=14263#post14263)
Millay: Dark Star Festival (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2590-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-June-2010%29&p=14305#post14305)
Wittenden: Westerham Brewery's Grasshopper Best Bitter (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2590-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-June-2010%29&p=14309#post14309)
ROBCamra: Summer Wine Epoch (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2590-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-June-2010%29&p=14313#post14313)
Hopwas: Leed's Brewery Midnight Bell (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2590-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-June-2010%29&p=14319#post14319)
Alesonly: Highgate Black Pig (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2590-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-June-2010%29&p=14322#post14322)
Pubsignman: Crouch Vale Amarillo (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2590-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-June-2010%29&p=14323#post14323)
HTM69: Millis Brewery Gravesend Guzzler (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2590-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-June-2010%29&p=14332#post14332)
RogerB: Oxfordshire Maypole (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2590-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-June-2010%29&p=14333#post14333)
aleandhearty: Fernandes 'Sportsman's Stout' (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2590-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-June-2010%29&p=14343#post14343)
Conrad: RCH Breweries Pitchfork (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2590-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-June-2010%29&p=14351#post14351)
Dave M: Bristol Beer Factory Sunrise (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2590-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-June-2010%29&p=14353#post14353)
Gann: Brodies English Best (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2590-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-June-2010%29&p=14387#post14387)
Evil Gazebo: Humpty Dumpty Swallowtail (http://forums.pubsgalore.co.uk/showthread.php?2590-Beer-of-the-Week-%28w-e-6-June-2010%29&p=14410#post14410)

hopwas
31-05-2010, 15:21
So if May is Mild what do I have to start looking out for now it is June?

Hi Conrad!

I had a pint of Leed's Brewery Midnight Bell today.. it is excellent! very similar to Titanic Chocolate and Vanilla. Very dangerously drinkable! I think it is 4.3%. It was in Tamworth's JDW Silk Kite.

aleandhearty
31-05-2010, 16:00
I had a pint of Leed's Brewery Midnight Bell today.. it is excellent! very similar to Titanic Chocolate and Vanilla. Very dangerously drinkable! I think it is 4.3%.

Actually, Hoppy it's 4.8%, which makes it even more dangerous. It slides down like mothers' milk though, doesn't it?

hopwas
31-05-2010, 16:04
Actually, Hoppy it's 4.8%, which makes it even more dangerous. It slides down like mothers' milk though, doesn't it?

:D Thanks for clearing up! I wasn't sure about %.

It was very lovely pint, bit milky if you know what I mean.

aleandhearty
31-05-2010, 22:59
Had a decent session tonight, dominated by dark beers. Tried Springhead 'The Leveller', Fernandes 'Wakefield Pride' & 'Sportsman's Stout', Wentworth 'Short & Stout' and Naylor's 'Black & Tan'. So far the Sportsman's is in the lead.

Gann
02-06-2010, 12:56
It was very lovely pint,

With you on this one Hoppy. The Midnight bell was my fave of the Leeds Brewery beers when I had a weekend in Leeds last year.. Sadly not seen them appearing south of Watford Gap yet...

aleandhearty
02-06-2010, 14:40
The Midnight bell was my fave of the Leeds Brewery beers when I had a weekend in Leeds last year..

Funnily enough, I thought of you when I was in The Grove on Thursday lunchtime. I remember reading your original review that said the locals kept you there until gone midnight. It's still as friendly and the beer as good. If you ever make it up to Leeds again, let me know. There are some other fine places, that you missed last time, I could show you.

Gann
02-06-2010, 19:16
Yep, that was a great way to finish what had been a really good day, and i still thank you for your recommendations.

Will certainly take you up on your offer.. There is talk of us ressurecting our Vets football tour to the North York Dales, but as we've now got more dodgy knees and ankles than the England squad, the football will probably be replaced by shove halfpenny and a game of pool...:D.

Anyway, have two crawls in central London arranged for the next two nights, where I'll probably find my beer of the week (to get us back on thread), but I'm not expecting to find any hidden Grove Inn's.

aleandhearty
02-06-2010, 19:34
Anyway, have two crawls in central London arranged for the next two nights

Don't suppose you'll be toasting Dan Hipkiss on your travels.

Gann
03-06-2010, 08:32
Don't suppose you'll be toasting Dan Hipkiss on your travels.

Already got over that , and it was equally the fault of the Sarries pack switching off when they saw the ref award the pen as it was quick thinking from Hipkiss..

The great thing about being a rugby fan is that it doesn't bugger you up for a whole week , , like in Footballwhen your team looses . A few post match wet ones in the Barmy Arms and the Eel Pie by the Thames with the Leicester supporters, and the result was largely forgotten.

And already looking forward to doing it again for the Zurich Premiership season kick off double header in September...:drinkup:

Alesonly
03-06-2010, 17:27
The best Beers of this week was the several Pints Highgate Black Pig I had Monday in Wetherspoons. very good and easy drinkable. don't think any others will beat it this week.:drinkup:

HIGHGATE BLACK PIG 4.4% ABV
Highgate Brewery, West Midlands. Est. 1899
This dark ale has warming notes of fruit and malt on the nose,
followed by a complex blend of malt, fruit, chocolate and liquorice
on the palate, perfectly balanced by a satisfying, bitter finish.
Hops used: Fuggles, Progress

Bucking Fastard
04-06-2010, 16:17
Although I will be in a pub on Sunday celebrating a relative's birthday,it's a GK tied house:sick: so I might as well nominate a BOTW now ,Yorkshire Terrier from the York Brewery supped in the convivial Corner Pin in Doncaster.

Next week more boating ,with visits to Mexborough and then Sheffield for the first time.May be difficult to decide on next weeks BOTW if the stories I hear about The Steel City are true:drinkup::drinkup::drinkup:

hopwas
04-06-2010, 16:40
Although I will be in a pub on Sunday celebrating a relative's birthday,it's a GK tied house:sick: so I might as well nominate a BOTW now ,Yorkshire Terrier from the York Brewery supped in the convivial Corner Pin in Doncaster.

Next week more boating ,with visits to Mexborough and then Sheffield for the first time.May be difficult to decide on next weeks BOTW if the stories I hear about The Steel City are true:drinkup::drinkup::drinkup:

Aye Yorkshire Terrier is quite something. I visited there in 2006.

Sheffield is heaven for real ale pubs but I cannot recommended you any pubs as I haven't visited Sheffield for 6 years now.

Oggwyn Trench
05-06-2010, 20:30
Only one night out this week (normal friday out cancelled due to wedding aniversary) so limited choice , Salopian Hop Twister , Wood Wheatear , Purple Moose Cwrw Eryi , Coastal Wollandale Black and a special mention to Morton Merry Mount at 1 60 a pint , only 3.6% but tasty , BOTW goes to Wood Wheatear , just right for a warm afternoon

trainman
06-06-2010, 11:04
Can you believe yet another week has gone by without a trainman pub visit? Nope, neither can I!
This enforced abstinence has, though, resulted in a 2st weight loss but, boy, could I murder some BEER!

I can't bring myself to nominate another bottled botw.

Millay
06-06-2010, 19:59
Had a few good ones this week, Oakham JHB and York Guzzler amongst them. However my BotW goes to Dark Star Festival.

Wittenden
06-06-2010, 21:21
Westerham Brewery's Grasshopper Best Bitter. probably a bit dark to be really popular, but an excellently hoppy and quaffable beer. Who says Wye targets are dull hops?

ROBCamra
07-06-2010, 07:12
Well after a week of suffering FP in the form of San Miguel, Cruzcampo, Mahou etc I was desperate to get a decent pint in when we got back.

Landed 19:45, home by 21:40, in the Baum by 22:10, where a gentle 4 pints took the edge off.

So with only 4 to choose from this week I'll go for Summer Wine Epoch, light and hoppy and tasty, unlike that FP stuff! :cheers:

hopwas
07-06-2010, 08:44
Hi Conrad!

I had a pint of Leed's Brewery Midnight Bell today.. it is excellent! very similar to Titanic Chocolate and Vanilla. Very dangerously drinkable! I think it is 4.3%. It was in Tamworth's JDW Silk Kite.


So it has been rather poor week so I'll go for above...

Alesonly
07-06-2010, 09:04
I Tried several other beers later this week but the HIGHGATE BLACK PIG 4.4% ABV still ended up as my best beer of the week so the HIGHGATE BLACK PIG 4.4% ABV gets my vote.

Pubsignman
07-06-2010, 09:26
Had some very good beers this week, but one stands head and shoulders above all the others - Crouch Vale Amarillo, as tried at the Old Fountain, Old Street.

HTM69
07-06-2010, 11:50
With the Dartford Beer Festival suppliying HTM69 with a few interesting brews to sample, last week proved to be a good’un, beer-wise.

18 pints over a 3-day period

Ringwood Fortyniner x 1
Guinness x 4
Millis Brewery Gravesend Guzzler x 1
Rudgate Brewery Jorvic Blonde x 1
Teignworthy Real Ale x 1
Dark Star American Pale Ale x 1
Millis Brewery Kentish Red x 1
Cotleigh Barn Owl x 1
Three Breweries Stoker Slake x 1
Oxfordshire Ales Maypole x 1
Cottage Brewery Phantom x 1
Sharps Doom Bar x 4

BOTW: Millis Brewery Gravesend Guzzler

RogerB
07-06-2010, 12:12
A bit of a hefty beer weekend with Dartford Festival on Friday, Whitstable Brewery tirp on Saturday and my usual Sunday frollicks. I will opt for the Oxfordshire Maypole at the Wat Tyler in Dartford, firstly because it was an excellent pint and secondly becase I can't really remember the Festival or Brewery beers with any clarity! An equally hefty week coming up with 4 gigs and my trek to Scotland on Friday. Could be some inetresting selections as we head for the great Scottish World Cup remote pub crawl.

aleandhearty
07-06-2010, 13:53
Had a decent session tonight, dominated by dark beers. Tried Springhead 'The Leveller', Fernandes 'Wakefield Pride' & 'Sportsman's Stout', Wentworth 'Short & Stout' and Naylor's 'Black & Tan'. So far the Sportsman's is in the lead.

Unfortunately, the rest of the week went downhill beer wise, just poor Landlord and tired Leeds 'Pale'. Therefore, my BOTW is Fernandes 'Sportsman's Stout'.

Conrad
07-06-2010, 14:19
Mine is going to RCH breweries Pitchfork, I didn't really enjoy it much if I am honest, but did find the grapefruit flavour very intriguing, hence points for surprising me.

Dave M
07-06-2010, 14:21
Whilst looking at beers in Sainsburys last week a random guy suggested I try the Hambleton Ales Taylors Tipple, have to admit it did seem quite nice - but I was desperate for a beer when I had it so need to try another to decide if it was really worthy of BOTW.

So on balance I will go with the Bristol Beer Factory Sunrise which went down a treat on a hot Friday afternoon. :drinkup:

aleandhearty
07-06-2010, 14:27
but did find the grapefruit flavour very intriguing

Sounds like latent 'hophead' tendencies to me. That citrus and spice hit can become addictive. :)

Conrad
07-06-2010, 14:33
Sounds like latent 'hophead' tendencies to me. That citrus and spice hit can become addictive. :)
Not really a grapefruit fan, hence the didn't really enjoy it. But it was amazingly like drinking grapefruit juice, very easy to drink. Was a lovely reminder of just how different they can get ales to taste.

Gann
07-06-2010, 17:21
Two good London crawls last week, especially Friday evening from Holborn to Leicester Sq. with the weather as it was.

Not many different beers though as most of it was the standard London offerings.

But probably the most enjoyable pint, and patriotic to boot when considering the forthcoming kick about, was the Brodies English Best at the Cross Keys in Covent Garden

trainman
07-06-2010, 17:46
Friday evening from Holborn to Leicester Sq.
Not many different beers though as most of it was the standard London offerings.
... Brodies English Best

You must've missed Edgar Wallace & Castle Gann, two of the better ale choice venues in that area.
Talking of Brodies, I'm considering the William IV for the Algeria game - big screen & all beers 1.99 (even the 7.2% Porter!), could be dangerous.

hopwas
07-06-2010, 18:39
all beers 1.99 (even the 7.2% Porter!), could be dangerous.

I am very jealous.... :(

Evil Gazebo
08-06-2010, 06:50
Strangely, most of the beers enjoyed this week came from the Ilkley and Humpty Dumpty Breweries, despite me being nowhere near West Yorkshire or Norfolk.

Beer of the week is Humpty Dumpty Swallowtail.

Gann
08-06-2010, 15:36
You must've missed Edgar Wallace & Castle.
Yer, correct. It was almost point to point just deviating around Long Acre. It wasn't my crawl and the idea was to start and fininsh in a SS. And even though the end point was The Chandos, I still couldn't drag them to The Harp.



big screen & all beers 1.99 (even the 7.2% Porter!), could be dangerous.
Too true, not sure I'd make it back through the Lee Valley Reservoirs

trainman
08-06-2010, 16:10
I still couldn't drag them to The Harp.




Ouch!!!! You need to reassess your drinking team...

RogerB
09-06-2010, 08:17
On the basis that I may not get to a working PC before the week is out, I will get my BotW nomination in early - Exmoor Stag at the Rutland Ale House in Hammersmith. I only popped in to use the urination station and ended up putting more in than emptying out!

HTM69
09-06-2010, 10:50
On the basis that I may not get to a working PC before the week is out, I will get my BotW nomination in early - Exmoor Stag at the Rutland Ale House in Hammersmith. I only popped in to use the urination station and ended up putting more in than emptying out!


Wrong thread, Roger. Should be in the 'Week ending 13th June'! ;)

RogerB
09-06-2010, 11:07
Wrong thread, Roger. Should be in the 'Week ending 13th June'! ;)

I knew that! :whistle: