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01-06-2010, 14:30
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http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_eQjR-WeaVPY/TAUI9qqIw4I/AAAAAAAAAU4/9ea6iNjJ5EE/s320/e-uuu-oktoberfest-5.jpg (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_eQjR-WeaVPY/TAUI9qqIw4I/AAAAAAAAAU4/9ea6iNjJ5EE/s1600/e-uuu-oktoberfest-5.jpg)I made a promise on this blog a while back that I would attend Clarkeyís beer festival (http://www.stockportfestival.org.uk/). Itís this coming weekend. Iíve been looking for lout on the beer list (http://www.stockportfestival.org.uk/BeerList.pdf), and cannot find any? Whatís going on?

Now I was going to get a £2.60 off peak train to Stocky, punt up with a few mates, have a few pints of the least pongy stuff, try and spot a tankard or two, beer guts, beards and what not to photograph for the blog, see if there are any tasty lasses to ogle (only window shopping, I'm a good boy), and do a review from the perspective not of a beer geek but a lager lout getting pissed with his mates. I could not give a crap how many beers are on, or from what breweries, only that there is enough drinkable piss water to have a skin full and the band is half decent. I appear in the mood to get hammered with the lads, and am in no more a mood for chick flicks, so this appears as good an excuse as any.

Iíve a free pass (permission off the lady squeeze), though not a free pass to get in, or any free beer. Now I have a few questions for any beer geeks that read this rubbish. Whatís the best night to go, and what are the more easy going nicer least pongy beers?

Iím not a beer festival virgin, though not really an enthusiast. I like getting pissed from time to time, and am currently in the mood to do so, so why not try something different? My strategy is to try different ones at random. This occasionally works and occasionally doesnít. You can end up with a nice enough pint, or a really rank one. I did think ďgo for the strongestĒ as that will get me pissed quicker, but I appreciate that as a cooking lager enthusiast beer is about appreciating it, not simply getting smashed. Iím thinking go to the bar and ask the geekiest looking one for a pint of Fosterís. Then asking ďall this beer and no Fosterís? What have you got that is as good as FosterísĒ If I spot a good tankard, it'll be straight on twitter.

Any tips are welcome.




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